The AES Ohio Foundation added to its long tradition of funding community needs by announcing $1.3 million in awards for forty-seven projects targeting poverty reduction, the arts, and workforce development.
The AES Ohio Foundation supports worthy organizations in AES Ohio’s 24-county service territory. The Foundation is intentional about supporting institutions and programs serving basic needs. Additional awards were granted to multiple organizations, whose purposes range from empowering those who are socially and economically disadvantaged to focusing on mental health. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded over $44 million in grants within the utility’s service territory.
“The AES Ohio Foundation is proud that every grant dollar stays local. The Foundation remains a tangible symbol of AES’ commitment to our communities, and we are delighted to continue the longstanding tradition of helping deliver innovative programs and services,” said David Crusey, AES Ohio Foundation Board Chair. “Congratulations to the grant recipients, we look forward to seeing the results of their efforts fostering the quality of life in the Miami Valley.”
Included in the 47 total grants are 14 larger awards, named Power Grants, supporting partners in delivering important programs to our community and engaging AES Ohio people in their organizations.
The AES Ohio Foundation Power Grant recipients are:
- $130,000 - Dayton Performing Art Alliance (DPAA)
- $100,000 - United Way of Greater Dayton
- $75,000 - Dayton Children’s Hospital
- $75,000 - Wright State University
- $55,000 - Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC)
- $54,000 - University of Dayton
- $50,000 - American Red Cross Miami Valley Chapter
- $50,000 - Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
- $50,000 - Dayton Art Institute
- $50,000 - Dayton Live
- $50,000 - East End Community Services
- $50,000 - WYSO Public Radio
- $50,000 - YMCA of Greater Dayton
- $50,000 - YWCA Dayton
For more information about investments The AES Ohio Foundation makes in the community, visit our website.
About The AES Ohio Foundation
The AES Ohio Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1985 to invest in our communities and contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of life. The AES Ohio Foundation focuses its grants in the following strategic areas: Poverty Reduction, Workforce Development, Economic Development and Arts, and Inclusion and Diversity. Since its inception, The AES Ohio Foundation has gifted over $44 million in grants to the community. To learn more, please visit aes-ohio.com/community.