Power Grants are aimed at creating long-term community impact by supporting new and innovative programs through local non-profit organizations.

The AES Ohio Foundation awarded grants totaling nearly $1.4 million in 2023, including $869,000 in Power Grants. These strategic investments are focused on supporting new or existing innovative growth initiatives with our non-profit partners that will have a lasting impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region. Collectively these projects are transforming the landscape of the Miami Valley by fueling growth, attracting new businesses to the region, and improving the quality of life for our families and neighbors.

Fueling poverty reduction


United Way of Greater Dayton

Strong Families Fund



American Red Cross Miami Valley Chapter

Disaster relief services in our region, including Home Fire Campaign



East End Community Services

Whole family service and wellness hubs



Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton

Keeping MORE Families Close Expansion


Accelerating workforce development


Wright State University

Alternate energy projects, degree completion and student success program



University of Dayton

Statehouse Civic Scholars and DC Flyers Student Intern Programs



Boys & Girls Club

Teens2Work, Preparing teens for the working environment



YWCA Dayton

Youth programs and Girls LEAD!


Supporting economic development and the arts


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Artistic operations and recognition as presenting sponsor of the Masterworks series



Dayton Children’s Hospital

On Our Sleeves® children’s mental health and capital campaign



Dayton Art Institute

Rehabilitation of the Experiencenter



Dayton Live

The Official Energy Sponsor of Dayton Live



WYSO Public Radio

Community Voices program and economics and development reporting


Investing in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Greater Dayton Public Television (Think TV)

Brick by Brick Programming


Note to organizations seeking Power Grants

The AES Ohio Foundation is committed to awarding at least two Power Grants each year, one at the $100,000 level and one at the $50,000 level. Our commitment for Power Grants is for a one-year period. Requests for multi-year grants will be considered, but must be applied for and reviewed annually. Additional information may be requested as background for these grant applications. See How to apply for more information.

Power Grant recipients

Over the past ten years, the AES Ohio Foundation has awarded 170 Power Grants and one Community Power Grant totaling nearly $10 million to community partner organizations around the Miami Valley, including the recipients listed above, as well as the following organizations:

  • Clothes that Work
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • YMCA of Greater Dayton
  • The Contemporary of Dayton
  • Crayons to Classrooms
  • Daybreak
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • Friends of Levitt Dayton
  • Gem City Market
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • K12 Gallery and TEJAS
  • Murphy Theatre
  • Muse Machine
  • Omega Center for Families
  • Rebuilding Together Dayton
  • St Vincent de Paul Social Services
  • Sinclair Community College Foundation