Non-Profit Grants
Our current grant cycle is closed. Please check back for information on when our grant cycle will reopen for 2024 applications.

The Disability Foundation, a supporting organization of The Dayton Foundation, offers competitive grants for organizations that provide direct services to, to people living with disabilities. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) organizations, governmental non-profit agencies, and academic institutions. 

Grants are awarded to vetted community-based nonprofits and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving individuals living with disabilities that are focused on:

  • Direct services to individual living with disabilities
  • Expansion of Services
  • Purchase of equipment for accessibility
  • Housing
  • Remodeling to enhance accessibility
  • Lasting Equipment
  • Other needs directly related to services
Organization Location Purpose Funded
Access Center for Independent Living Dayton Support for “Think This Is Easy?” (TTIE) Disability Awareness Training $6,000
Cincinnati Tennis Foundation Cincinnati Support for wheelchair tennis players during the 5th annual Cincinnati Wheelchair Tennis Open $2,500
Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Cincinnati Hippotherapy: adaptive recreational riding miniature horse therapy outreach $5,000
Circle Tail Pleasant Plain, OH Growth of the Assistance Dog program $10,000
Dayton Live Dayton Support of the Discovery Series and Sensory Friendly Programming $4,500
Friends of The Castle Centerville Transportation $10,000
Good Works Farm Waynesville "Fit Farmers" / Support small group visits to the Washington Township RecPlex for each of the Day Habilitation groups $1,800
Graceworks Centerville Adult swings to accommodate at minimum three individuals from their Residential Community service $8,000
Luke 5 Adventures Mason Pilot of a new Road Running division for people with disabilities $10,000
Owens Place Beavercreek (Alpha) Beautify the current grassy area around our recently installed wheel chair accessible swing with functional but colorful landscaping $3,000
TAC Springfield Addition of handicapped parking / purchase and installation of an accessibility door $10,000
Therapeutic Riding Institute Spring Valley Expand our Warriors In Step With Horses (WISH) program / supports veterans and first responders through equine assisted counseling $10,000
Three Valley Conservation District Oxford ADA compliant boardwalk at Ruder Nature Preserve $10,000
Toward Independence Xenia Remodeling of kitchen to be more accessible $10,000
University of Cincinnati Foundation Cincinnati Accessibility Rooms, a resourceful and rehabilitative space specially designed to support the sensory and academic needs of students in pursuit of a higher education degree $10,000
We Care Arts Kettering Re-expand to pre-COVID levels. Seed money for materials, instructors and administration $5,000


Grants – 2022

Grants 2022 Organization   Purpose  Funded 2022  Boundless West Carrollton Outdoor recreation space for youth with autism and related behavioral health challenges at our West Carrollton center.     10,000.00 Dayton Autism Society Dayton “Family Grant Program” that...

Grant Awards – Fiscal Year 2021

We launched our third grant cycle in January 2021. Through the investment growth of our Deceased Beneficiary Fund, we were proud to award over $79,000 in grants to local nonprofits serving people with disabilities. Organization   Purpose Funded 2021 Therapeutic Riding...

Grant Awards – Fiscal Year 2020 (COVID 19 Focused)

We launched our second grant cycle in January 2020. We were proud to award over $56,000 in COVID 19 focused grants to local nonprofits serving people with disabilities. organization LOCATion purpose Funded  Therapeutic Riding Institute Spring Valley Assistance to...

Grant Awards – Fiscal Year 2019

2019 Grant Awards Perhaps our proudest accomplishment this year is the launch of a grant cycle. Long in the planning, the organization will now award annual grants to nonprofit organizations that serve people living with disabilities. The grants are funded by...

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