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
- Remodeling to enhance accessibility
- Lasting Equipment
- Other needs directly related to services
|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|
PREVIOUSLY AWARDED GRANTS
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...
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...
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...
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...