Do you have a project that will positively affect the lives of children in the Dayton, Ohio area or an organization that enriches the lives of children? Please fill out a grant application. Do you know of an organization that could use our help? Please pass along our information.


Grant Application: download the grant application and email it to


Through the memory of Mark Andrew Kreusch, our mission is to enrich the lives of children by investing in programs, facilities, and services that provide children the opportunities and resources to grow, learn, and play in a safe and healthy environment. 

Grant Applications for 2024 are due by January 12, 2024.


MAK is providing funding for 10 organizations in the greater Ohio area.

Community Service Scholarships


10 organizations in the greater Ohio area received funding from MAK.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton

This will be our 2nd installment of a 2-year commitment.  The fund will provide a room that will house a family while their child is at Dayton Children’s hospital or Shriner’s in the new building that should be complete in 2024.  We are happy to provide the peace of mind for these families during a most difficult time. 

Community Service Scholarship

Starting in 2017,  the MAK Memorial Fund has given away scholarships to graduating high school seniors for the commitment to community service.  The selection criteria is based on the impact the applicants make in their community through their volunteer service and the realization of how community service impacted their own lives. Or hope is that these students continue to “Leave a MARK” on their community and realize the “Mark” community service leaves on them!

Kids in New Direction

An after-school program with almost 70 children in attendance, KIND provides these children with the tools, ability, and motivation to break through the generational poverty cycle. With the goal to teach the children that is it possible and achievable to succeed! Transportation is always a concern when it comes to the children in this program.   With the help of this grant and other grants, a used passenger van will be purchased so that children can arrive from school and return home safely.

New Life Furniture Bank

The MAK funds grant will provide children in the Dayton area who formerly slept on the floor a complete bed set.

I am Boundless

Children attending Boundless are autistic with varying levels of the spectrum who may be have struggles in the traditional classroom setting, no verbal communication skills, challenges with regulating emotions, self-harming tendencies, a lack of toilet training, and more. The team of educators and therapists use a mix of art, music, games, outdoor adventures, and more to practice emotional management, increase positive behavior, achieve academic gains, enhance communication skills, and improve self-esteem and confidence. We are excited to provide classroom supplies for these children.

Miami Valley Golf Association

This grant is to provide partial funding for the GolfNEXT studio indoor education and training facility, located within the Premier Health YMCA. The intent is to remove the economic burden that golf and golf equipment can present. Set to open in late 2024, the facility will create a positive impact in economically disadvantage youth by introducing them to the game of golf. The game of golf may open new opportunities for these youth by learning the game, the job opportunities associated with golf, and it is connected to the YMCA which will provide exercise and safe after school programs.

Dayton Urban Young Life

Mentoring teenagers in a Christian environment, the Young Life provide authentic friendships, the introduction to the Gospel of Christ and help graduating from high school. Tutoring sessions occur after school.  At the end of these sessions, transportation and food is provided on the way home.  This grant will provide these dinners.  So that these teenagers do not go home hungry.

Camp Joy

Scholarships will be provided for the Fostering Success and Respite Program which provides foster youth with a wide range of engaging activities, such as archery, arts and crafts, sports, games, swimming, canoeing, fishing, challenge rope courses, wilderness survival skills, map reading and more. Despite campers facing sometimes overwhelming trauma and triggers, Camp Joy provides the safe and consistent environment that they greatly need.  Foster campers will attend weekend or weeklong camping experiences.

Hannah’s Treasure Chest

Their Beds for Babies Program provides infants and toddlers with safe cribs, toddler beds and mattresses and MAK will be providing a grand to support this program.

The Victory Project 

The MAK Fund was able to provide funding for the monthly team building activities that are scheduled for these young men at Victory Project. The Victory Project opened a second location in West Dayton earlier this year and will allow them to serve twice as many young men as in previous years.  Each month the program directors are encouraged to take their team out for a team building activity to encourage comradery and bonding among the students and the staff.   Team building outings typically incorporate dinner together, followed by a fun activity.


Brigid’s Path

Our grant will aid in the mission to improve the health of newborn babies and mothers impacted by addiction. At this time, they are unable to bill Medicaid for the health services provided to these vulnerable babies.  Our grant will help fill the gap between current operations created by this issue.

Grants supported through the years…


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