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NWDP Announces Opportunity for Second Round of Community Investment Funds

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Grants will fund organizations deeply invested in improving the quality of life for residents in Northwest Dayton

The Northwest Dayton Partnership, with support from Learn to Earn Dayton, today announced they are investing up to $625,000 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. This is a continuation of the first Community Investment Fund, providing 28 local organizations with a total of $1.45 million. Funds were raised under the leadership of The Dayton Foundation from generous individuals, organizations, and foundations across the region (see below). These grants are part of a large-scale effort to use a two-generation approach to build economic and racial equity in Northwest Dayton.

Small, local emerging organizations (with an annual budget of less than $500,000) primarily serving the people of the Northwest Dayton Partnership area are invited to apply.

Applications are available now (click pdf).

NWDP Community Investment Fund Grant Application Round 2 Version 2.1 (3)
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(NOTE: Updated September 6, 2023)

Projects should be consistent with one or more of the Northwest Dayton Partnership’s initiatives and core goals:

  • Building high-quality early childhood education for children birth to age five,

  • Supporting high-performing public K-12 schools that serve students’ academic and social needs,

  • Aligning, supporting, and implementing place-based community revitalization activities, particularly those that address the social determinants of health (such as economic status, social factors, food access, health access, educational attainment and environment),

  • Increasing racial equity and economic mobility in Northwest Dayton.

A critical element of this grant process is that community residents and neighborhood stakeholders will lead the process. While Learn to Earn Dayton provides administrative support, the local committee is leading the process, including application review and final decisions regarding funding.

Organizations interested in learning more can visit the Learn to Earn Dayton website. The application, frequently asked questions, and other resources are available online and will be updated throughout the process. Space is limited, and registration is strongly recommended. Full applications are due on September 15.

THANK YOU to the following corporations, foundations, and individuals who generously donated to the fund, coordinated by The Dayton Foundation, in order to empower proximate grantmaking and ensure strong community voice for neighborhood outcomes:

The Dayton Foundation

Mathile Family Foundation

Jeff and Ellen Ireland Fund

CareSource Foundation

Kettering Foundation

Charles D. Berry Foundation

Ms. Valerie A. Lemmie

Harry W. & Margaret Moore Foundation

Tait Foundation

*** About Northwest Dayton Partnership: The Northwest Dayton Partnership (NWDP) brings together people and public and private sector organizations to dramatically improve results 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.

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 to lead to greater opportunity for family-sustaining wage employment.


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