The Disability Foundation, a supporting organization of The Dayton Foundation, is pleased to offer a Request for Proposal for FY 2019 seeking competitive grants for organizations that provide direct services to or to improve access to services for people living with disabilities.

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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 investment growth of the Deceased Beneficiary Fund. In this inaugural year, having received 19 grant worthy requests totaling over $158,000, we awarded the following grants:

Abilities First (Middletown, OH) Serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments.

Development of an Inclusive Outdoor Playground

Funded: $6,750

Dayton Metro Library (Dayton, OH)

Purchase of books appropriate for both adults and children living with a developmental disability.

Funding: $7,000

Joy Ride (Dayton, OH) – A high-end car club event for children with special needs and disabilities,

Funding for Comfort Care Tents to provide shelter from sun and rain

Funding: $6,750

Senior Resource Connection – (Dayton, OH) – Collaborates with community resources and provide services that support seniors, adults with special needs, and their caregivers to maintain quality independent lives.

Upgrade computers and associated equipment to support Representative Payee Efficiency.

Funded: $4,000

United Rehabilitation Services (Dayton, OH) Offers a wide-array of programs with a variety of person-centered activities, focused on enhancing the physical, social, and emotional needs of children, adults and seniors with developmental or acquired disabilities from throughout the Greater Dayton Region 

Expansion of Vehicles for URS

Funding: $7,721

We Care Arts (Dayton, OH)Teaches art classes that meet the physical and cognitive needs of people with severe mental illness, physical and/or development disabilities as well as many who are recovering from acquired brain injury or are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The classes not only enrich them artistically, but also emotionally. Students learn how to express their feelings and thoughts through art and as a result, realize their own capabilities, courage and creativity.

Software to improve their client database.

Funding: $6,000

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