Dayton Foundation

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: 500 Kettering Tower Dayton OH 45423 USA

Mission: The mission of The Dayton Foundation is to strengthen our community through philanthropy and leadership.

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I believe The Dayton Foundation serves the Greater Dayton Region as a very respected institution of trust for donors to place their resources to do good for the organizations of their choice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the grants they award which enable nonprofit organizations to provide new and unique programming to the people they serve.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to work with respected community leaders and talented experienced staff.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

“The Dayton Foundation has a unique perspective as a community problem-solver and an ability to bring organizations together to tackle complex regional issues. In many ways, it is the eye of the community. The stronger The Dayton Foundation grows, the stronger our community will be.”

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all very dedicated to The Dayton Foundation’s mission and to helping our region’s nonprofit organizations to thrive.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

It’s not about how much money you give, it’s about how to give more effectively. The Dayton Foundation helps us do this. Our Dayton Foundation Charitable Checking Account is so simple and keeps our giving organized. Everyone should have one of these funds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and professional. They know the rules and allow donors to enjoy giving!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The opportunity for the Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program to work with The Dayton Foundation to promote college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the county has been very special, supportive and productive.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

action these last three years, and I am convinced that their work makes a significant difference in our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

The Dayton Foundation makes us more alert to the opportunities in the community. The Foundation, as a community foundation, finds where the needs are. None of us can handle all of these needs. But if we put our funds with others, together we can do something about them. The Dayton Foundation is recognized for its good stewardship, its integrity and efficiencies, its track record.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding people. They are committed to the Foundation’s mission and work diligently to make giving easy and meaningful. They convey integrity, interest and commitment to donors one hundred percent.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

As the executive director of The Disability Foundation, I am thrilled to have our organization associated with The Dayton Foundation. The Dayton Foundation provides a high level of stewardship, effectiveness and accountability in the management of our funds, as well as expert guidance in all areas of estate planning. Also, our partnership with The Dayton Foundation has had a tremendous, positive impact on our community outreach efforts. Through media exposure, publications, professional advisor meetings and word of mouth, The Disability Foundation has experienced a growth in our donor base and assets received of approximately 28% averaged over the last five years.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the manner in which The Dayton Foundation staff invests itself in its goal to grow philanthropy in the region and in how they absorb themselves in the mission of our organization, to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

For 10 year the Dayton Foundation followed the giving direction of the donor. In the last 2 years the Dayton Foundation has said that they will not follow the donor wishes to give scholarships to Church schools in OHIO. Members of the donor scholarship review board has been fired. There will information on Dayton Foundation practices to the OHIO Attorney General

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Christian Education Scholarship, but very controling

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be honest and work with the donors will

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They started out working within the desires of the donor

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

most of the time very plesent

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

would still not give it away

Ways to make it better...

the dayton foundation would be more interested in serving the donor rather than there own interest

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

they have policy that limits the giving to make it not meanful

One thing I'd also say is that...

They are trying to control the donors will based on their own agenda. it is wrong

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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