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The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation Awards $455,000 in Grants Supporting the Dayton Region


Friends of Levitt and Omega Community Development Corporation receive

Today, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation is awarding five
mid-year Power Grants to area partner organizations that support new or
continued innovative growth initiatives which will make a long-lasting
impact on the people and communities in the Dayton Region.

"The DP&L Foundation introduced Signature Grants in 2013 to provide
organizations the opportunity to request funding for larger projects.
Now called Power Grants, these strategic investments are aimed at
helping to improve the quality of life, enhancing the sustainability of
organizations and engaging volunteerism in area partner organizations. I
am proud to share, through the DP&L Foundation Power Grants, we are
powering connections and creating positive impacts throughout our
community," said President and CEO of Dayton Power & Light Craig
Jackson. "Today, we recognize their transformational projects and
passion in community building helping to make Dayton a great place to
live, work and play."

The DP&L Foundation is the largest corporate foundation in the Miami
Valley that distributes every dollar locally. Power Grants support
programs and capital improvements, that drive economic growth, improve
education and provide essential services to the Miami Valley.

The recipients of the mid-year DP&L Foundation Power Grants are:

  • Dayton Performing Arts Alliance – the fourth of five grants
    totaling $500,000 for Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts to
    continue focus on innovation, integrating the arts, education and
    community outreach, while maintaining the highest artistic quality.
  • Victoria Theatre Association – completing its $500,000
    commitment as the Official Energy Sponsor for the Next Stage Campaign,
    which is building a $30 million endowment to sustain Dayton's
    first-class arts facilities and programs into the future.
  • Friends of Levitt Dayton – the second of two $50,000 grants, a
    total of $100,000 committed to the construction of the new Levitt
    Pavilion Dayton fostering community building and economic development
    through free music and a cultural gathering place in the downtown core.
  • Omega Community Development Corporation – the second of four
    $50,000 grants totaling $200,000 for the redevelopment of a 30-acre
    site for the Hope Center focused on early child education, work
    training programs and health and wellness support.
  • Murphy Theatre Company - the second of two $25,000 grants, a
    total of $50,000 to support the restoration and preservation of the
    historic theatre to continue hosting a variety of performances.

Additionally, The DP&L Foundation mid-year grants were awarded to: WYSO
Public Radio for $40,000, ThinkTV received $40,000, the Muse
Machine accepted a $30,000 grant and Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
received $20,000. Since 1985, The DP&L Foundation has given over $37
million in grants. Annually, DP&L employees generously volunteer more
than 8,000 hours giving back to the community.

The DP&L Foundation has awarded 57 Power Grants to 24 of DP&L's
community partner organizations around the Miami Valley totaling more
than $4 million.

For more information about investments The Dayton Power and Light
Company Foundation makes in the community, 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: Poverty Reduction, Workforce Development, Economic
Development and Arts, and Inclusion and Diversity. Since its inception,
The DP&L Foundation has gifted over $37 million in grants to the
community. To learn more, please visit

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