Mayor's Fund for Neighborhoods

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Dayton Mayor's Fund of The Dayton Foundation!

What makes your neighborhood special? Showcase the reasons for your neighborhood pride and you may be awarded a grant of up to $1,000! Deadline is 4 p.m. on December 16, 2016.

Fill out the online application
or, download the PDF application
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2016 Winners
  • African American Visual Artists Guild (AAVAG): Exposition Through Art - A new, ongoing program that gives homage to ideas, places and facts that have built and are building positive cultural perspectives for coming generations of African Americans.
  • McCook Field Neighborhood: Summer Reading Under the Winnie the Pooh Tree - A summer reading program that includes sending books home with children.
  • Twin Towers Neighborhood Association: The East Dayton Easter Egg Hunt - A spring activity that includes entertainment, food and cultural crafts, and an Easter egg hunt.

Established Through Donations


The fund was established through donations made at a community celebration held in January 2014, following Mayor Whaley’s election. Successful applicants must be IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or must apply through a suitable fiscal agent. Funding applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of community volunteers and ranked on criteria. The Dayton Mayor’s Fund is administered by The Dayton Foundation.