The Berry Family Foundation meets twice a year in June and November. Grant applications are due by May 31, 2024 for the first cycle and October 18, 2024 for the second cycle.

Is your organization eligible for a grant?

Keeping in mind our focus areas of free enterprise, education & youth, community and healthcare, requests for funding will be reviewed using the following criteria:

Improving the quality of life for our community

The Berry Family Foundation was formed to benefit our core beliefs and carry on the vision of our founders. Therefore, you must describe how your organization supports those goals.

Enhancing the sustainability of the organization

Each time The Berry Family Foundation supports an organization or event, our goal is for it to be more sustainable—regardless of any ongoing financial commitment. Applicants must address this issue.

Requests are not considered for:

Organizations without 501(c)3 public charity status from the IRS or classified as private foundations

Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or any federal, state or local laws

Organizations that only benefit a few people

Organizations raising money for second-party giving to a nonprofit

Churches and individuals

Travel funds for tours, expeditions or trips

School yearbook and/or calendar ads

School or civic sports teams, events or supplies (T-shirts, etc.)

Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns

Board Meeting, 2019: Charles Berry, David Berry, John
Berry Jr., Bill Lincoln, Bill Fraim, Jim Payne

Submit a Grant Inquiry.

If, after review of the eligibility requirements, you wish to proceed, please fill out the form linked below.

Submit a Grant Inquiry We will review your inquiry upon receipt and invite you to complete the full grant application if your project meets our criteria.
Thank you for your interest. If you choose to submit a Grant Inquiry, we look forward to working with you in making Dayton a better place to live.