The Dayton Power & Light Foundation Awards Signature Grants totaling $670,000 to Local Non-Profit Organizations

More than $1.6 million in DP&L Foundation grants made to area partners in 2016.

DAYTON, Ohio--()--The Dayton Power and Light Foundation today is presenting Signature Grants to support new or innovative initiatives to nine area partner organizations. The Signature Grants are a part of 63 contributions made to non-profit organizations for economic development, education and training, environmental stewardship and community sustainability totaling $1.6 million in 2016.

The first Signature Grants were approved by the DP&L Foundation Board in December 2013. Since then, 39 Signature Grants have been given to 18 different area non-profit organizations totaling more than $3 million.

“The DP&L Foundation grants make positive and lasting impacts to our community’s economic vibrancy, workforce education, health and wellness, and arts and culture. Aligned to the core philosophy of DP&L and our employees, these contributions strengthen our continued commitment to making a difference in the lives of our customers, their families and the communities we serve,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga.

The 2016 DP&L Foundation Signature Grant recipients are:

  • Daybreak - $50,000 to support Project Rescue: a campaign focused on saving young lives and shelter operations.
  • Development Research Corporation - $50,000 to fund regional economic development projects.
  • Rebuilding Together Dayton - $50,000 to continue the Seasonal Safe@Home program, which provides seasonal repairs, homeowner education and volunteer opportunities to help low income elderly in the Westwood neighborhood.
  • Goodwill Easter Seals - $50,000 to continue support of the Miami Valley Works Program that engages the unemployed to learn skills for the workplace enabling employment and retention.
  • YWCA - $50,000 to extend funding of Teen Services and Girls, Inc., and renovations to the domestic violence shelter.
  • American Red Cross Dayton Area - $75,000 to support local emergency and disaster relief services in the Dayton, Northern Miami Valley, Clinton County and Mason County, Kentucky areas.
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital - $100,000 to the Reaching New Heights Capital Campaign for the construction of a new patient tower for critically-ill infants, children and teens.
  • Dayton Art Institute - $105,000 for 2017 exhibitions and capital improvements for the museum’s 100th anniversary in 2019.
  • United Way of Greater Dayton - $140,000 to fund the Live United 24/7/365 program in the areas of education, income and health.

Annually, more than 200 DP&L employees volunteer their time and talents to local area community organizations.

Since the DP&L Foundation was founded in 1985, it has awarded $36 million in grants.

For more information about community investments made by the DP&L Foundation, visit our website.

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 contributions in the following strategic contribution areas: Economic Development, Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, and Education. Since its inception, The DP&L Foundation has gifted $36 million in grants to the community. To learn more, please visit


The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940


The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation
Mary Ann Kabel, 937-224-5940