DAYTON, Ohio - January 30, 2017 - The Dayton Power and Light Foundation today is presenting Signature Grants to support new or innovative initiatives to nine area partner organizations. The Signature Grants are a part of 63 contributions made to non-profit organizations for economic development, education and training, environmental stewardship and community sustainability totaling $1.6 million in 2016.
The first Signature Grants were approved by the DP&L Foundation Board in December 2013. Since then, 39 Signature Grants have been given to 18 different area non-profit organizations totaling more than $3 million.
"The DP&L Foundation grants make positive and lasting impacts to our community's economic vibrancy, workforce education, health and wellness, and arts and culture. Aligned to the core philosophy of DP&L and our employees, these contributions strengthen our continued commitment to making a difference in the lives of our customers, their families and the communities we serve," said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga.
The 2016 DP&L Foundation Signature Grant recipients are:
• Daybreak - $50,000 to support Project Rescue: a campaign focused on saving young lives and shelter operations.
• Development Research Corporation - $50,000 to fund regional economic development projects.
• Rebuilding Together Dayton - $50,000 to continue the Seasonal Safe@Home program, which provides seasonal repairs, homeowner education and volunteer opportunities to help low income elderly in the Westwood neighborhood.
• Goodwill Easter Seals - $50,000 to continue support of the Miami Valley Works Program that engages the unemployed to learn skills for the workplace enabling employment and retention.
• YWCA - $50,000 to extend funding of Teen Services and Girls, Inc., and renovations to the domestic violence shelter.
• American Red Cross Dayton Area - $75,000 to support local emergency and disaster relief services in the Dayton, Northern Miami Valley, Clinton County and Mason County, Kentucky areas.
• Dayton Children's Hospital - $100,000 to the Reaching New Heights Capital Campaign for the construction of a new patient tower for critically-ill infants, children and teens.
• Dayton Art Institute - $105,000 for 2017 exhibitions and capital improvements for the museum's 100th anniversary in 2019.
• United Way of Greater Dayton - $140,000 to fund the Live United 24/7/365 program in the areas of education, income and health.
Annually, more than 200 DP&L employees volunteer their time and talents to local area community organizations.
Since the DP&L Foundation was founded in 1985, it has awarded $36 million in grants.
For more information about community investments made by the DP&L Foundation, visit our website.