"I've been fortunate to know many people who have shared with me a faith in the individual's ability to achieve, a willingness to work hard —very hard— and a strong belief in the free enterprise system."
From humble beginnings
The Berry Family Foundation originated from Loren Berry and John Berry Sr.'s philosophy of giving and commitment to the region.See the history behind the foundation
Our core beliefs
We believe in our country’s core principles.
We believe free enterprise will always be the keystone of who America was, is and will be.
We believe entrepreneurialism should be encouraged and supported.
We believe in the encouragement of personal goals, growth and responsibility.
We believe in supporting the Dayton community, which provided a wonderful foundation for the many opportunities provided to the Berry family.
We believe in supporting youth programs and education that encourage responsibility, honesty, self-confidence, teamwork and achievement.
We believe in supporting a strong healthcare system.More+ “It's a privilege and honor to carry on my father and grandfather's long-held belief and tradition of helping others.”
- John Berry Jr.
Entrepreneurialism was a core value for our founder, Loren. We encourage and support free enterprise.Learn more
Education & Youth
We support work to instill knowledge and confidence in the next generation.Learn more
Established in 1963, the Berry Family Foundation's mission is to perpetuate Loren and John Berry Sr.’s passion for free enterprise and a strong Dayton community. We do this by providing grants to organizations that align with our mission and core beliefs.Review our eligibility criteria
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