Follow the steps to submit an application.

Review Eligibility and Grantmaking Priorities

Only organizations that are tax-exempt under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) are eligible for grant funding from the Mathile Family Foundation.

Ensure your program aligns with our Mission: Transforming the lives of those in need through meaningful collaborations that create hope and opportunity.


Requests are not considered for:
  • Endowment funds
  • Mass funding appeals
  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising for fundraising events tickets
  • Grants or loans to individuals
  • Political campaigns or activities
  • Organizations outside the United States


The Mathile Family Foundation will accept one application per year (i.e. four quarters following the date of the last application) from any qualifying organization. In addition, all grant requirements, including a final report, must be completed before consideration of further funding.


Geographic Priority

We give the highest priority to eligible organizations that serve children and families in need in the Greater Dayton area.


Grant Awards

The Foundation considers applications for grant amounts of $1,000 and higher. A reasonable request should take into account its proportion to the overall program budget and demonstrate support from other funding sources and community supports. Ongoing work should also be sustainable.

Grant Interest Forms

Organizations who have never received funding, or past grantees who are requesting funds for a new project, are encouraged to submit a Grant Interest Form. However, due to our transition to a new oinline grant portal, we are not accepting Grant Interest Forms at this time. Please check back after November 1, 2023 to access the Grant Interest Form for future funding opportunities.


Apply for a Grant

We are currently in the process of updating our online grant portal. Click here for instructions on how to apply.


If you have any additional questions, please contact Emily Hughes, Grantmaking and Operations Manager, at (937) 264-4600 or