Contest returns to share the good


For Greene County News

DAYTON — The Dayton Foundation’s social media photo entry campaign #SpreadtheGood is back with ways to highlight the good in Greater Dayton and with more unrestricted grant money to award — up to $2,000.

The 2015 #SpreadtheGood with The Dayton Foundation campaign will kicked-off on the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Oct. 24 -National Make a Difference Day.

Greater Dayton is invited to begin uploading action shots of themselves volunteering for Dayton-area nonprofits to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #SpreadtheGood and tagging The Dayton Foundation ( or Posts should include a short message of how the individual is helping the organization make a difference. Each photo will enter the featured nonprofit into the Foundation’s Community Share to Give Challenge that will begin on Monday, Nov. 23.

All photos must be submitted by 5 p.m. Nov. 20. For examples, on how to #SpreadtheGood, visit to views last year’s entries.

Starting Monday, Nov. 23, the Foundation will display the photos on Facebook. The community will have one week Nov. 23 to 12 p.m. Dec. 1) to share their favorite organization’s photos as many times as possible. On #GivingTuesday Dec. 1, the Foundation will announce the three organizations with the most photos shares and award the first ($2,000), second ($1,500) and third ($500) place #SpreadtheGood grants. The Challenge is open to certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations that benefit citizens within the Greater Dayton region, Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Darke, Preble and Warren (north) counties.

“The Dayton Foundation strives to partner with and support local nonprofit organizations to help lift and grow their missions. #SpreadtheGood is a great way to highlight the efforts and stories of our local nonprofit organizations and their volunteers. The Share to Give Community Challenge provides wonderful exposure and awareness to the missions of participating organizations and allows the community to show its support for local causes,” said Barbra Stonerock, vice president of Community Engagement for The Dayton Foundation.

Established in 1921, The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for Greater Dayton that helps people to help others. The Foundation manages more than 3,300 charitable funds which have provided over 290,000 grants totaling three-quarters of a billion dollars to nonprofits over its 94-year history. More information about The Dayton Foundation, visit our website at or follow the Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Story courtesy of the Dayton Foundation.

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