Greene Giving Pandemic Relief Grants Awarded to Greene County Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Greene Giving Pandemic Relief Fund Awards Five Grants To Greene County
Nonprofits and Community Organizations

Total dollars awarded to date is $16,900 to aid in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Greene Giving Greene Giving and United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) today announced an initial round of funds distributed from the Greene Giving Pandemic Relief Fund. A total of five grants have been distributed, totaling $16,900, to Greene County nonprofits and community organizations. The fund was created to support local nonprofits and community organizations that provide vital services and assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants have been awarded to the following nonprofits:

Big Brothers Big Sisters ($1,500) to assist with the “Big Neighbors” program which provides care packages and support to Greene County families experiencing a lack of transportation and/or medical vulnerability.

Jeremiah Tree ($2,500) to supplant dollars lost from the cancellation of their “Coffee for a Cause” fundraiser, dollars from which are used to shelter, feed, clothe and provide recovery services at their men’s recovery house.

One Bistro ($4,100) to help with the purchase of three months of supplies needed to adhere to safety standards to continue feeding the vulnerable and hungry in Greene County.

Towards Independence ($5,000) to aid in the purchase of necessary supplies to protect both essential employees and Greene County clients with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Xenia Adult Recreation Center ($3,800) to help them continue providing hot meals to vulnerable neighbors in the Xenia community.

Nonprofits and community organizations in Greene County that focus on immediate, basic needs (emergency food, rent/utility payment assistance, mental health services, etc.) are encouraged to apply now for funding to support COVID-19 relief. Applications will be reviewed each Tuesday, after which the oversight committee will make every effort to notify applicants and distribute funds to them via check by that following Friday, about a 72 hour turnaround.

The Greene Giving Pandemic Relief Fund is made possible by generous gifts from the John and Betty Meyer Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Endowment, Peoples Bank, UWGDA and various members of Greene Giving’s Board of Directors.

For more information about the fund, including how to apply and where to make a donation, visit

About Greene Giving:

Founded in 2001, the Greene County Community Foundation (Greene Giving) receives contributions from businesses, families, individuals, other foundations and organizations eager to “make a difference.” Greene Giving supports hundreds of affiliates, charitable organizations and components with assets of over $16 million. More about Greene Giving can be found at

About United Way of the Greater Dayton Area:

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) supports local health and human service programs and initiatives that serve Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. For over 100 years, UWGDA has been ensuring that the Dayton community has the tools needed to lead healthy and financially stable lives. Learn more at or call (937) 225-3001.

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