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The Dayton Foundation

A BBB Accredited Charity since 09/22/2003.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: The Dayton Foundation
Phone: (937) 222-0410
Fax: (937) 222-0636
Address: 40 N. Main St., Ste. 500
Dayton, OH 45423
Report Expiration Date: May 1, 2017
Original Business Start Date: April 1921
Principal: Mr. Michael M. Parks, President
Customer Contact: Ms. Deborah L. Dulaney, Vice President of Operations - (937) 222-0410
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: September 1987, OH
Employees: 26 Full Time. 7 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

According to The Dayton Foundation, its mission is "to strengthen our community through philanthropy and leadership."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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The Dayton Foundation makes discretionary grants in the fields of arts and humanities, civic affairs, the environment, education, health and social service. Foundation donors designate and advise additional grants in all areas of charitable, civic, cultural and religious activity. Program initiatives of The Dayton Foundation change with the needs of the community.

For the year ended June 30, 2014, The Dayton Foundation's program expenses were:


Total Program Expenses:$35,433,483


Chief Executive Officer:Michael M. Parks
Chair of the Board:Ellen S. Ireland, Governing Board Chair
Board Size:15
Paid Staff Size:26 Full Time. 7 Part Time.

Fund Raising

The Dayton Foundation states they are not a fund raising organization in the typical sense. It is a vehicle for charitable giving.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 totaled 2.5% of related contributions.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to The Dayton Foundation's audited financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2014:

 Direct Public Support$26,132,312
 Other Revenue$49,281,659
 Total Income:$75,413,971
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$35,433,483 91.82%46.99%
 Fund Raising:$668,331 1.73%0.89%
 Administrative:$2,488,994 6.45%3.30%
 Total Expenses:$38,590,808
Excess of Income over Expenses$36,823,163
Ending Net Assets:$461,826,414

Notes and Comments

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Report as of July 23, 2016 17:58
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