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Community Impact Grants

Since its founding in 1985, the DP&L Foundation has gifted over $38 million in grants to the community.

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The Dayton Power and Light Company 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 DP&L Foundation focuses its contributions in the following strategic areas:

  • Economic Development and Arts
  • Workforce Development
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Diversity and Inclusion

The DP&L 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, the DP&L Foundation has recently contributed grants and donations to the following organizations:

  • Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence
  • Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
  • Boy Scouts
  • Brunner Literacy Center
  • Capitol Square Renovation Foundation
  • Children's Hunger Alliance
  • Clothes That Work
  • Crayons to Classrooms
  • Day of Caring
  • Daybreak
  • Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
  • Fisher Nightingale Houses, Inc.
  • Five Rivers Metroparks Foundation
  • The Foodbank, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hannah's Treasure Chest
  • Human Race Theatre Company
  • Junior Achievement of Dayton
  • K-12 Gallery & TEJAS
  • Light Foundation
  • MVA Youth Mentoring
  • The Muse Machine
  • National Conference for Community and Justice 
  • Noble Circle Project
  • Parity, Inc.
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio
  • Rebuilding Together Dayton
  • Ronald McDonald House of the Miami Valley
  • Shango: Center for the Study of African American Arts & Culture
  • St. Vincent DePaul Social Services
  • The Contemporary Dayton
  • Therapeutic Riding Institute
  • ThinkTV
  • Victory Project, Inc.
  • We Care Arts
  • WYSO Public Radio
  • YMCA of Greater Dayton