Reynolds and Reynolds
Grant Guidelines
Associate Foundation

Through their contributions, Reynolds and Reynolds associates support this foundation. A team of associates serve as foundation trustees. They carefully review each proposal and, through their good decisions, capably represent thousands of Dayton-based Reynolds associates.

The new Reynolds Associate Foundation Grant Application now is available. Please click on the Grant Requests tab to download.
Grant Information
  • The Foundation makes grant decisions four times annually
  • All proposals must be submitted via email to
  • Organizations repeating a request in the same fiscal year will not be considered for additional funding
  • An approved grant does not necessarily indicate that continued support will automatically be available the following year
  • Comprehensive assessment of grant success is requested annually
Proposal Due Date
January 13, 2017
April 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
October 20, 2017
Meeting Date
February 10, 2017
May 12, 2017
August 11, 2017
November 17, 2017
The Foundation extends financial support to a wide range of programs and initiatives. Grant decisions will be based on an evaluation of the following:
  • Fit within focus areas based on current employee survey results
  • Impact of the organization on our community - especially those providing hands-on services
  • Promising start-up programs
  • Established programs that achieve priority community outcomes
  • Volunteer involvement by Reynolds associates
  • Whether an agency fulfills a critical need vs. duplication of services
  • Availability of funds for distribution
  • Efficient use of funds to maximize client service
  • Ability of agency to broaden funding base to sustain initiative
Focus Areas
As determined by employee surveys, our focus areas include health and human services with emphasis on:
  • Domestic violence/child abuse
  • Youth at risk
  • Hunger
  • Issues of the elderly
  • Homelessness
  • Literacy
  • Life-threatening illness
  • Animal welfare and shelters
Grant Restrictions
Because of federal law, policy or budget limitations, The Reynolds and Reynolds Associate Foundation does not contribute to:
  • Organizations without IRS tax exemption 501(c)(3) status
  • Individual primary or secondary schools
  • Sectarian organizations having a predominantly religious purpose
  • Individuals
  • Political parties, offices or candidates
  • Fraternal or veteran's organizations
  • Organizations who cannot provide adequate accounting records or procedures
  • Tax-supported universities and colleges for operating purposes
  • Funding for deficits or debt retirement
  • Endowments
  • Courtesy advertising
  • Fundraising events
  • Capital Campaigns

Grant Writing Tips 

Questions? Contact Associate Relations at or call 937.485.1426.