COVID-19 Response Fund awards additional $111K to local nonprofits

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton has awarded grants to 10 local nonprofits within the last week.

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The grants, totaling $111,077, will assist the organizations in their efforts to provide basic human needs to the region’s most vulnerable population.

Nonprofits that received the grants are as follows:

  • Dayton Sewing Collaborative ($10,000) to aid in making face masks that will be given free of charge to healthcare and human services organizations.
  • El Puente Educational Center ($15,750) to assist in providing food to families in need.
  • Episcopal Retirement Services Affordable Living ($5,600) to aid in providing food to low-income elderly residents.
  • Kettering Backpack Program ($13,000) to help provide food to underserved residents in Kettering.
  • One Bistro ($6,810) to assist in offering curbside ‘Grab and Go’ meal boxes for Greene County residents in need.
  • South Community ($18,350) to aid with telehealth equipment to better serve clients.
  • United Church Homes ($10,000) to help provide food to senior citizens in need who reside at four local Trinity communities.
  • Widows Home of Dayton ($15,000) to assist in providing food to residents.
  • With God’s Grace ($7,567) to purchase supplemental, nonperishable food items and packing supplies.
  • Wright State University Foundation ($9,000) to aid in supplying food to students in need.

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton was established by The Dayton Foundation and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area in partnership with philanthropic, government and education institutions.

46 grants totaling $610,377 have been awarded from the COVID-19 Response Fund to date.

Nonprofit organizations that are helping individuals and families with immediate, basic needs, such as food, housing, mental health and safety, in response to COVID-19, are encouraged to apply for a grant at or

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