Dayton, Ohio - February 8, 2016 - The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation today is presenting Signature Grants to seven area partner organizations. The Signature Grants are part of 63 community grants totaling $1.6 million awarded by the DP&L Foundation Board to non-profit organizations in 2015, one way we make a difference.
DP&L is a part of the communities we serve. It's not just where we work - it's where we live, play and raise families. Our customers are also our neighbors, friends and fellow citizens. That's a key reason DP&L is committed to corporate citizenship. Through financial and volunteer support, we invest in local organizations that enhance the quality of life, drive economic growth and provide essential services.
For the third straight year, the DP&L Foundation is awarding Signature Grants which allow non-profit organizations to request funding for innovative projects, programs or capital improvements; these grants range from $50,000 to $150,000.
The recipients of the most recent DP&L Foundation Signature Grants are:
- Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley - $50,000 to support the new Miami Valley Works Program that engages the chronically unemployed to learn skills for the workplace to obtain and retain employment.
- Rebuilding Together Dayton - $50,000 for the Seasonal Safe@Home Program, which provides seasonal repairs, homeowner education and volunteer opportunities to help low income elderly.
- YWCA - $50,000 for the Teen Services and Girls Inc. programs and renovations to the Domestic Violence Shelter.
- American Red Cross - $75,000 for maintaining emergency response and Disaster Services programs in the Dayton region, Northern Miami Valley and Clinton County.
- Boonshoft Museum of Discovery - $100,000 for expanding educational facilities.
- Dayton Children's Hospital - $100,000 to contribute to the Reaching New Heights Capital Campaign to build a new patient care tower for critically ill infants, children and teens.
- United Way of Greater Dayton - $150,000 to fund the Live United 24/7/365 program in the areas of education, income and health.
Since 1985, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation has given in excess of $34 million in grants. Annually, more than 200 DPL employees volunteer their time and talents in community organizations and many donate to United Way and food pantries through workplace giving.
For more information about investments The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation makes in the community, visit our website.