The COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton has awarded grants to 10 local nonprofits within the last week.
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 www.daytonfoundation.org or www.dayton-unitedway.org.
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