The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation awards grants totaling $1 million to local non-profits

February 4, 2019

Dayton, Ohio - February 4, 2019 -Today, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is celebrating the award of $1,008,000 in grants, including nine Power Grants totaling $620,500 to area partner organizations supporting new or continued innovative growth initiatives which will make a long-lasting impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region. Collectively, these projects are transforming the landscape of the Miami Valley - attracting businesses, fueling growth, and improving the quality of life for our families and neighbors.

The DP&L Foundation is powering community by making sustainable and positive impacts for future generations," said Director Community and Corporate Social Responsibility Holly Wiggins. "I am proud to recognize the DP&L Foundation Power Grant recipients who with their dedication, tenacity, and passion drive community building to make Dayton a great place to live, work and play."

The DP&L Foundation is the largest corporate foundation in the region and every dollar is distributed locally. Annual Power Grants are strategic grants aimed at helping to improve the quality of life; enhancing the sustainability of organizations; and engaging volunteerism in area partner organizations right here in the Miami Valley.

The nine recipients of the 2018 DP&L Foundation Power Grants are:

  • American Red Cross Dayton Chapter - $50,000 the 6th Power grant to support emergency response and disaster relief training and programs, totaling $395,000.
  • Dayton Art Institute - $100,000 as part of a $500,000 pledge to support exhibitions and capital improvements for the Museum's 2019 Centennial.
  • Dayton Children's Hospital - $100,000 the 5th of 5 grants totaling $500,000 to support the hospital's Reaching New Heights Capital Campaign for the Patient Tower.
  • Gem City Market - $50,000 to assist in the construction of a grocery co-op in West Dayton.
  • Sinclair Community College - $60,000 to help support the City Connects Student Services Program, the 4th in a 5-year commitment to the program.
  • United Way of Greater Dayton - $110,500 to continue more than 100 years of support for education, income and health programs provided to the community through the LIVE UNITED Fund.
  • University of Dayton - $50,000 to continue funding the University of Dayton Statehouse Civic Scholars and the DC Flyers Student Intern Programs, supporting interns since 2014.
  • Wright State University - $50,000 of 5 grants totaling $250,000 supporting the Engineering Workforce Development Program, the Creative Arts Center and ArtsGala.
  • YWCA Dayton - $50,000 for a total of $200,000 to help fund the Girls LEAD programs and renovations to the domestic violence shelter.

Over the past six years, The DP&L Foundation has awarded 66 Power Grants totaling nearly $5 million to DP&L's community partner organizations around the Miami Valley and throughout its 24-county service territory.

 For more information about investments the DP&L Foundation makes in the community, visit our website.