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Northwest Dayton Partnership grants $1.45 million to community organizations

Updated: Aug 31


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2022

The Northwest Dayton Partnership, with the help of community review panelists, name 28 organizations to receive a total of $1.45 million in funding

The Northwest Dayton Partnership (NWDP) brings together public and private sector organizations and community members to dramatically improve quality of life at a population level and reduce racial disparities. NWDP aligns opportunities, bolsters the infrastructure critical for the community's success and equips families to pursue their goals and thrive. NWDP’s boundaries are from Wolf Creek east to Main Street, and from Interstate 75 north to the city limit. The Northwest Dayton Partnership Steering Committee, comprised of individuals who all live or work in Northwest Dayton, guides the work.


The Northwest Dayton Partnership Steering Committee, with support from Learn to Earn

Dayton, launched a grant opportunity in January 2022 which sought to invest up to $1.45 million in community-based organizations’ work to improve outcomes in education, community well-being, racial equity, and economic mobility for Northwest Dayton’s children and families.


A Community Review Panel, comprised of Northwest Dayton community members, was formed, and tasked with reviewing proposals to find those which best met the intent of the grant opportunity and the seven selection criteria. There were 70 eligible proposals submitted with a total request of nearly $7.75 million. Because the interest far exceeded the funds available for distribution, the Community Review Panel carefully considered each proposal for organizational mission and history of work in northwest Dayton, strong connection between proposal and community needs, organizational experience and strengths, outcome measurements, community partnerships, opportunity for financial growth and stability, diversity of population served and organization representatives.


Based on community review and selection criteria, the NWDP Steering Committee chose 28 proposals for funding, totaling $1.45 million in investment. Their recommendation was presented to the Learn to Earn Board of Directors for final authorization. A list of the organizations receiving investment can be found at www.tinyurl.com/NWDP2022Grantees.


Consistent with Learn to Earn Dayton’s commitment to support capacity-building for individuals and organizations serving northwest Dayton, they will host a series of technical assistance workshops in the coming year focused on establishing measurable outcomes, evaluation and metrics systems, and continuous improvement processes. These workshops will be open to all applicants for this grant opportunity.


The NWDP Steering Committee and Learn to Earn Dayton thank the northwest Dayton community members who served on the Community Review Panel.


About Learn to Earn Dayton


Learn to Earn Dayton fosters the success of all Montgomery County children from birth until

they graduate from college or earn a high-quality credential. Our big goal is for 60 percent of Montgomery County's working-age adults to have a 2-year or 4-year college degree or a high-quality credential.