Mayor Nan Whaley has announced a grant funding program designed to support and celebrate the culture, creativity and diversity of Dayton neighborhoods.
The Dayton Mayor’s Fund is seeking funding applications from neighborhood associations and other groups for programs, projects and events that showcase and strengthen city neighborhoods. Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to programs such as arts and cultural events, sports competitions, festivals and more.
“We intend to support neighborhood unity, vitality and sustainability through The Mayor’s Fund,” Mayor Whaley said. “Daytonians are resourceful and creative, so I am confident we will receive applications from innovative programs that will benefit the community for years into the future.”
The fund was established through donations made at a community celebration held in January 2014, following Mayor Whaley’s election.
Grant applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, December 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available at daytonohio.gov/mayorsfund or by calling 937-333-3812.
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.
Friends of Nan Whaley, Mark Owens, Treasurer, 443 E. 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402