Dayton, Ohio – February
18, 2020 –Today,
The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is celebrating its 2019 awardees who
earned 51 grants totaling $1,719,000. The grants include sixteen Power Grants and
one Community Power Grant to area organizations supporting new or continued
innovative initiatives making a lasting impact for the people and communities
in the Dayton Region.
This year, the DP&L
Foundation is introducing its first Community Power Grant. This new grant is
intended to “move the needle” on a DP&L Foundation Board selected community
priority. It is a one-time, significant grant to energize a community priority
or help solve a community issue in the DP&L 24-county service territory.
DP&L Foundation continues to energize our community with sustainable and
impactful grants to provide a path forward to future generations,” said Director
Community and Corporate Social Responsibility Holly Wiggins. “Together, with
our community partners, we are making a difference. I am proud to recognize the
DP&L Foundation Power Grant recipients and our first-time Community Power
Grant recipient, The Hope Center. Our grantees’ hard work, dedication, and
passion drive community building, making the Dayton Region a great place to
live, work and play.”
these projects will transform the landscape of the Dayton Region – attracting
businesses, fueling growth, and improving the quality of life. In the last
seven years, The DP&L Foundation has awarded 82 Power Grants and one Community Power Grant totaling more than $6.2
million to local, community partner organizations.
The recipient of
the 2019 DP&L Foundation Community Power Grant is:
Development Corporation - the $200,000 Community Power Grant brings our
total grants awarded for the Hope Center to $415,000. This grant provides the
final funding to ignite the building of The Hope Center for Families which will
assist in education, work training and health & wellness support for west
The twelve recipients
of the 2019 Year-end DP&L Foundation Power
American Red Cross Dayton Chapter - $50,000 power grant to support the Prepare, Respond, Recover,
emergency response and disaster relief training and programs, including the
Home Fire Campaign.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery / Dayton Museum of
Natural History - $50,000 to
power science education with improved educational content and programming in
the Science Theatre and “Do Lab” designed for students, teachers and families.
Daybreak - $50,000 in support of the Opportunity Zone employment training
recovery model to break the cycle of homelessness and the build out of a new
drop-in engagement center for homeless young adults.
Institute - $125,000 to the Centennial
Capital Campaign to shine light on the beautiful exterior of the museum and
Historic Hillside. Additionally, the grant supports the current exhibit,
Yoshitoshi, as well as educational programs.
Dayton Children’s Hospital – $75,000 funding a partnership to power a community-wide youth
mental health awareness education program for children.
Goodwill Easter Seals - $30,000, the first of a multi-year ask to build a Trotwood
Community Services Center to serve west Dayton with skills training, anda variety of life-changing services including developmental
Sinclair Community College - $60,000 continuing
support of the City Connect Student Services Program andDiversity & Inclusion programming for students, faculty and staff.
United Way of Greater Dayton - $115,000 upholding
more than 100 years of support for education, income and health programs
provided to the community through the LIVE UNITED Fund.
Dayton - $50,000
to continue funding the University of Dayton Statehouse Civic Scholars and DC
Flyers Student Intern Programs, supporting interns since 2014.
Association - $85,000 to support operations and grow the performing and
visual arts education and enrichment programming at the Arts Annex.
Wright State University - $75,000 to the Engineering Student
Success and Workforce Development Programs; Business Degree Completion Programs;
and lighting projects in Wright State’s new Archives Building.
YWCA Dayton - $50,000 funding the Girls LEAD
education programs and continued support for the domestic violence shelter renovations.
more information about investments The DP&L Foundation makes in the
community, visit our website.
Mary Ann Kabel
About The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation 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 grants in the
following strategic areas: Poverty
Reduction, Workforce Development, Economic Development and Arts, and Inclusion
and Diversity. Since its inception, The DP&L Foundation has gifted nearly $40
million in grants to the community. To learn more, please visit www.dpandl.com/community.