Since its founding in 1985, the AES Ohio Foundation has gifted more than $45.3 million in grants to the community.

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 contributions in the following strategic areas:

  • Fueling poverty reduction
  • Accelerating workforce development
  • Supporting economic development and arts
  • Investing in diversity, equity and inclusion


The AES Ohio Foundation is the largest corporate foundation in the Dayton region in which every dollar is distributed locally. Grants are strategically focused at improving quality of life, enhancing sustainability of organizations, and engaging volunteerism in area partner organizations.

In addition to Power Grants, our foundation has recently contributed grants and donations to the following organizations:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley

Boy Scouts, Miami Valley Council

Boys Scouts, Tecumseh Council

Capital Square Foundation

Champaign County Arts Council

Children’s Hunger Alliance

Clothes That Work

Crayons to Classrooms

Darke County Center for the Arts

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton History

Violence Free Futures

Freestore Foodbank

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

Home is the Foundation


Junior Achievement of Dayton

K-12 Gallery & TEJAS

MAV Youth Mentoring

Miami Valley Meals

Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative

Muse Machine

National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ)

Noble Circle Project

Rebuilding Together Dayton

Second Harvest Foodbank of Champaign, Clark & Logan Counties

Shango: Center for the Study of African American Art & Culture

Single Parents Rock

St. Vincent DePaul Social Services

The Foodbank Dayton

Therapeutic Riding Institute

Wesley Community Center