2022 – Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – Girl Scouts mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  The grant is for 10 scholarships to a summer camp experience.  This grant invests in girls in the following way:  providing full resident camp scholarships, offering case management services such as paperwork assistance, free medical physicals, free camping supplies and transportation, and hosting family engagement activities to introduce families to camp, camp staff, safety and logistics.

2022 – Kids in New Direction (KIND) – KIND is dedicated to improving the lives of young people by building a foundation in Christianity through education and life experiences that will encourage them to change the world for good. KIND is a free inner-city youth organization that provides free services for K- 6th grade students. KIND is currently open to any child from kindergarten to 6th grade who lives in zip codes 45403 and 45410. Many of Dayton’s children face significant challenges towards their development such as food insecurity, academic gaps, English as a second language, limited home supervision, transportation barriers, lack of financial resources for extracurricular activities, and nearby crime and drug use. The children need positive and stable relationships, support systems, and experiences to help them overcome those challenges and thrive to their full potential.  KIND features an after school program, a summer program, mentoring program, neighborhood improvement program, and family support program. The MAK Fund grant provided Chromebooks, so each child has one to use while in the KIND classrooms.  Google technologies are being used at no cost to KIND.  Students also use the Google platform in Dayton Public Schools. With the purchase of the Chromebooks, students are able to improve in their reading, comprehension and feel successful in school due to constant monitoring and help with assignments.

2022 – The Montgomery County Juvenile Court CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) – This program is dedicated to the principle that every child is entitled to have a permanent home and family and to be free from abuse and neglect.  Through the Program, judge-appointed volunteers watch over and advocate for these children as they endure tumultuous times in their lives. For many children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives, advocating on the child’s behalf to achieve a permanent living situation.   When children are removed from their homes due to an allegation of abuse and /or neglect many times they are given a trash bag to place a few of their personal items. If a child is placed in kinship home (family or friend of parent) that family may lack the financial resources to provide for the necessities for the additional child(ren).   These necessities include, jackets, diapers, personal hygiene products, school supplies, and food card for supermarkets.  This grant provided the financial backing to purchase these necessities for these children.

2022 – Dayton Contemporary Dance Company – The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is a culturally diverse contemporary dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts-integrated education.  This grant will help produce three unique, inspiring, and inspirational coloring books to show school children how to stay healthy and fit for life and school.  As COVID brough about shutdowns of schools for over a year, mental and physical health has become more important than ever before.  Coloring books will be distributed to schools throughout Dayton to educate children on the importance of whole body health.

2022 – My Future. My Game. – This program is about creating strategic alliance initiatives for the sport of golf for communities of color and multicultural  talents. These opportunities open doors and create platforms for a greater comfort level of education and career development with the game of golf and the golf industry. This grant is helping to fund the golf program and provide golf equipment.

2022 – Hannah’s Treasure Chest/ Beds for Babies – Hannah’s Treasure Chest is a nonprofit organization which enriches the lives of children in need by providing care packages of clothes, shoes, books, safety equipment and hygiene items including diapers through a network of more than 70 partners throughout southwest Ohio.  The Beds for Babies program distributes cribs, mattresses, toddler beds and linens to 70 community partners.  This grant provided over 100 children with a bed and linens!

2022 – The Victory Project, Inc. – The Victory Project was founded in 2007 as a faith-based nonprofit. Serving disadvantaged young men in the inner-city of Dayton,  it offers classes & activities such as tutoring, business courses, & bible studies five nights a week. This “family” sits down for dinner each weeknight. Additionally, it has started a micro business, Victory Improvement Projects, where our young men gain valuable work experience. Students are paired up with a Program Director (PD) who oversees the student’s experience at the program. He or she are responsible for the daily programming for the youth.PDs are responsible for up to 15 students and encourage the family style of relationship building – a “positive gang” so to speak. Each month, the PD is encouraged to take his team out for a Team Building Activity.to encourage comradery and bonding among students and staff. Team Building outings typically incorporate dinner together, followed by a fun activity. We currently have 3 PD’s who are given a monthly budget  for their dinner and activity. If all the allotted monies are not spent, the remaining balance rolls over, giving the PD an opportunity to take the boys out for a larger (or more costly) activity. This grant paid for the entire year of outings for each “positive gang”!   

2022 – Catholic Social Services of Miami Valley – Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s goal is to combat the problems neighbors face every day: poverty, hunger, infant mortality, addiction, family violence, unemployment, and too many others. The MAK Fund gift is being used towards the general fund.