Star Donor: The Dayton Foundation
Can you tell us about the Robert and Helen Harmony Fund?
The Robert and Helen Harmony Fund for Needy Children of the Dayton Foundation was established to award grants to American Camping Association-accredited camps to send children to resident and medical specialty camps. The fund assists children who otherwise could not go to camp due to lack of financial resources. It has supported camperships at FHF for the past two years.
How did the Dayton Foundation adapt in 2020 to continue supporting the community?
When the pandemic started, The Dayton Foundation’s Governing Board and the Grants Committee quickly recognized the need to respond to community needs and the importance of being flexible and nimble in its grantmaking. Out leadership anticipated that camp programs would face various challenges in such unprecedented times and wanted to be responsive to those needs. Like Robert and Helen Harmony, we are also aware of the important role camps play in making a positive, life-enhancing influence on children.
Why does the Harmony Fund support Flying Horse Farms?
We’re committed to support camps that are best positioned to meet our donors’ intentions and that have positive influences on children, not only in the short-term but also the long-term. We recognize the commitment of FHF in meeting Robert and Helen Harmony’s intentions and the positive impact camp programming has on children.
What is a fun fact about The Dayton Foundation?
In 2021, The Dayton Foundation is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is looking forward to continuing to be responsive to the needs of the community and various nonprofit organizations in the Greater Dayton area.
Thank you The Dayton Foundation and the Harmony Fund for helping to make camp possible!