African-American Community Fund grant applications now available

June 6, 2014

DAYTON — The African-American Community Fund (AACF) of The Dayton Foundation welcomes grant requests from organizations that benefit citizens of the Dayton Region. All eligible organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The emphasis of the grants awarded in 2014 will be in the field of education (excluding scholarships to individuals). Due to the success of AACF’s Matching Program, up to $10,000 total will be awarded for the 2014 grant cycle.

All applicants who wish to apply for an AACF grant must attend a grant writing workshop. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church located at 1501 W. Third St. in Dayton. Pre-registration is preferred by e-mailing aacf@daytonfoundation.org.

Grant application information is available through The Dayton Foundation by contacting Allyson Johns at 937-222-0410 or via e-mail at aacf@daytonfoundation.org, and by visiting the AACF website at http://aacfdayton.org. The deadline for submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) is June 30. Grants will be awarded at the AACF Donor Reception in October.

Established in 1992 by local African-American citizens, AACF is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation. AACF addresses adverse social and economic conditions affecting the Dayton/Greater Miami Valley region and empowers citizens to help one another achieve success through philanthropy.