The AES Ohio Foundation approves grants totaling more than $1.3 million to area non-profits

January 30, 2024

The AES Ohio Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce $1.3 million in new awards to 49 organizations for 2024. The awards went to organizations in AES Ohio’s 24-county service territory, representing investments in West Central Ohio communities. The board selected grants that are targeted at making a difference in poverty reduction, economic development and the arts, workforce development and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

The AES Ohio Foundation continues to be the largest corporate foundation in the Miami Valley where every dollar is distributed locally. Since 1985, the Foundation has awarded over $45 million in grants to area non-profits making a lasting positive impact on the overall quality of life in the communities where we live, work and serve.   

Additional awards were granted to multiple organizations, whose purposes range from empowering those who are socially and economically disadvantaged to focusing on mental health.  

“We are proud to support these incredible organizations and the great work they do throughout the year. The AES Ohio Foundation is intentional to keep every grant dollar local and we are pleased 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 our community.”  

Included in the 49 total grants are 14 larger awards, named Power Grants, supporting our partners in delivering strategic programs to our community, enhancing sustainability and engaging AES Ohio people in their organizations.   

The AES Ohio Foundation Power Grant recipients are: 

  • $130,000 Dayton Performing Art Alliance  
  • $75,000 Dayton Children’s Hospital  
  • $75,000 United Way of Greater Dayton 
  • $75,000 Wright State University 
  • $60,000 Greater Dayton Public Television, ThinkTV 
  • $54,000 University of Dayton 
  • $50,000 American Red Cross Miami Valley Chapter 
  • $50,000 Boys and Girls Club of Dayton 
  • $50,000 Dayton Art Institute 
  • $50,000 Dayton Live 
  • $50,000 East End Community Services  
  • $50,000 Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton 
  • $50,000 WYSO Public Radio 
  • $50,000 YWCA Dayton 

For more information about investments The AES Ohio Foundation makes in the community, visit our website

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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 $45 million in grants to the community. To learn more, please visit   

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