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Community Development : Community Foundations

The Dayton Foundation

We Help You Help Others

90.18

1401 South Main Street Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45409
tel: (877) 222-0410   Web Site
EIN: 31-6027287

Board Leadership
Marva Cosby
Chair

CEO
Michael M. Parks
President

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.18
  Financial 88.02
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for the Greater Dayton region in Ohio. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 4,000 charitable funds that have provided more than $1.1 billion in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. As the region's community foundation, we provide unmatched services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals. We assist other nonprofits by funding their efforts and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively. We're also helping build a better Dayton by identifying important issues and bringing together the people and organizations who can solve them.

The Dayton Foundation is the regional community foundation for the Greater Dayton region in Ohio. Since its establishment in 1921, the Foundation has helped people to help others, managing more than 4,000 charitable funds that have provided more than $1.1 billion in grants to nonprofits locally and nationwide. As the region's community foundation, we provide unmatched services, resources, support and counsel to help individuals achieve their charitable giving goals. We assist other nonprofits by funding their efforts and offering our expertise to help them operate more effectively. We're also helping build a better Dayton by identifying important issues and bringing together the people and organizations who can solve them.

Financial

88.02

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 12/23/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.36
  Program Expenses Growth 21.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dayton Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Dayton Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dayton Foundation (OH) 90.18
Baltimore Community Foundation (MD) 87.33
Santa Barbara Foundation (CA) 97.72
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 95.23
New Albany Community Foundation (OH) 88.04

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $31,846,950
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $411,175
   Related Organizations $14,314,895
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $46,573,020
   Program Service Revenue $951,236
Total Primary Revenue $47,524,256
   Other Revenue $18,123,483
TOTAL REVENUE $65,647,739
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,488,618
   Administrative Expenses $5,284,298
   Fundraising Expenses $1,209,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $45,981,976
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $19,665,763
   
Net Assets $364,105,517

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Designated and Advised Grants $32,229,489 81.6%
Scholarship Grants to Colleges and Universities $2,620,060 6.6%
Discretionary Grants $1,217,646 3.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/23/2021 90.18
2019-06 12/23/2020 84.96
2018-06 10/01/2019 87.41
2017-06 02/01/2019 83.65
2016-06 03/01/2018 83.93
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.56
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.86
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 91.77
2013-06 03/01/2015 94.99
2012-06 12/01/2013 93.29
2011-06 10/01/2012 80.52
2010-06 11/01/2011 94.94
2009-06 09/20/2011 94.37
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 94.37
2008-06 02/01/2010 91.76
2007-06 11/01/2008 82.67
2006-06 09/01/2007 88.77
2005-06 10/01/2006 73.56
2004-06 08/01/2005 70.46
2003-06 09/01/2004 81.73

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-6027287
Name in IRS Master File DAYTON FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1926
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$523,438 1.13% Michael M. Parks President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Dayton Foundation (OH) 90.18
Fairfield County Foundation (OH) 93.68
Community Foundation of Henderson County (NC) 96.33
West Central Initiative (MN) 85.58
Foundation For The Carolinas (NC) 91.72

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Charity Contact Info

The Dayton Foundation
1401 South Main Street
Suite 100
Dayton, OH 45409
tel: (877) 222-0410
fax: (937) 222-0636
EIN: 31-6027287

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Board Leadership

Marva Cosby
Chair

CEO

Michael M. Parks
President

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