Our Grant Process

The Disability Foundation, a supporting organization of The Dayton Foundation, is pleased to offer a focused Request for Proposal for FY 2020 seeking competitive grants for organizations that provide direct services to, to people living with disabilities. Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) organizations, governmental non-profit agencies, and academic institutions. 

Due to the pandemic in our country, we recognize many nonprofits serving individuals living with disabilities have been significantly negatively impacted while continuing to provide vital services. As a result, grants for 2020 will focus on the needs of those agencies.

Grants will be awarded to vetted community-based nonprofits and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving individuals living with disabilities that are focused on:

    • Direct services to individual living with disabilities
    • Operating expenditure needs created directly by COVID-19 impact
    • Other needs directly related to services

An organization may only submit one grant request. The value of grant(s) awarded to the same organization may not exceed $10,000 in a grant-cycle year.

Funds for this effort come from Retained Funds (the Deceased Beneficiary Fund). 

Proposal Preparation Instructions – Please see application for details.

The deadline for proposal submittal is 5 PM on June 12, 2020.  You must submit your proposal by email.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions no later than July 31, 2020.

If you are interested in learning more or applying for a grant you will need to review and  submit
the following 2020 forms:

Funds for this effort come from investment growth of Retained Funds (the Deceased Beneficiary