Centerville-Washington Foundation

Centerville-Washington FoundationCW Foundation

Helping People, Help Our Community

2021 board

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is a community partner for corporate and individual charitable giving. With the tagline of “Helping people, help our community,” the group’s primary mission is to support local non-profit organizations for a wide array of charitable purposes. Founded in 1998, the Centerville-Washington Foundation is a component of The Dayton Foundation, functioning in the formation and preservation of charitable donations.  

Township Receives 2021 Impact Grantreceiving grant

The Washington Township RecPlex is honored to be the recipient of the 2021 Community Impact Grant from the Centerville-Washington Foundation. This $10,000 grant will go toward the Countryside Park revitalization project and will focus specifically on Bass lake, located in the northeast corner of the park. The project will include a lake aeration system, replacing the observation deck, dock, and boathouse, adding a restroom, and installing an accessible kayak launch. The Township is so grateful for the support of the Centerville-Washington Foundation and are looking forward to getting the project underway. 

Township Receives Community Support Grant

Township Receives Community Support Grant 

Town Hall has recently received a $3,000 grant from the Centerville-Washington Foundation to help fund the planned renovation of Washington Township's Town Hall auditorium. The grant will be combined with $6,500 in private donations and a generous $86,445 Community Block grant. 

Planned renovations include replacement of existing seating, refurbishing floors and carpeting and replacing stage draperies, curtains, etc. It also includes installation of a wheel chair lift to provide full access to the stage and upgraded handicapped seating. These improvements will enhance our abilities to expand programming options at the venue including senior enrichment programs, community events and rentals in addition to our core youth theatre programming. 

Ten Spring 2020 Community Support Grants are Presented

Foundation Announces Community Support Grant Awards

The Centerville-Washington Foundation has awarded $20,000 in grants to ten local organizations. Grant recipients include:

Friends of the Castle ($2,500) - to fund opportunities for growth and socialization for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

Learning Tree Farm Inc. ($2,500) - to fund a Saturday family fun series serving more than 600 local children and families

Girls on the Run Dayton ($2,000) - for shoes, clothing, and registration fees

SICSA ($1,500) - to help fund the Centerville Community Cats Program which spays and neuters cats that are then released

Incarnation Conference (St. Vincent de Paul) ($2,000) - to provide emergency vehicle maintenance and repairs to help neighbors stay employed

Heart of Centerville and Washington Township ($1,500) - to help fund Friday Fest at Stubbs Park with food trucks, live music, and a movie at dusk

Centerville-Washington History ($2,500) - to fund an upgrade of exhibit lighting at the museums

Ronald McDonald House Charities Dayton ($2,500) - to help support families of hospitalized children who reside in Centerville/Washington Township

South Dayton Dance Theater ($2,000) - to help cover rental costs for their programs

Centerville Band Boosters ($1,000) - to assist in the group’s goal of participating in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“This foundation and its many supporters are committed to providing assistance to local organizations that are engaged in programming to make a difference in the lives of our community and its residents.  These Community Support Grants in combination with the Foundation’s $10,000 Community Impact Grant are the way we accomplish that.  We always receive interesting and worthy applications,” said Scott Colwell, chair of the foundation’s grant committee.

The foundation will review applications for the Community Impact Grant in September and announce the recipient in late October. The deadline to submit an application for the CIG is September 1. Grant applications are on the foundation’s website.


The Centerville-Washington Foundation exists to be a community partner for corporate and individual charitable giving, assisting in the formation and preservation of charitable donations, providing services to donors and non-profit organizations, and serving as a source of funds for community groups. For information about how to support the foundation, please call 937-265-0110, email, or visit the website.  Centerville-Washington Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation.

Hope Center Project Receives $10,000 Impact Grant

The Impact Grant

The Centerville-Washington Foundation annually presents a $10,000 Community Impact Grant for one organization that best demonstrates a unique initiative to serve and improve the Centerville-Washington Township community. In December 2020, the grant was made to the Hope Center receives impact grantHope Center Project to support an international response for educational, life skills and wellness needs for the growing refugee community in Centerville and Washington Township. 

"This foundation and its many supporters have made this commitment to provide critical assistance during the pandemic of 2020," stated Kevin McDonald, Centerville-Washington Foundation President. McDonald also reported that this important grant is in additional to two recent impact grants to both Shoes 4 the Shoeless and Food2Go to support emergency food needs. In total, the Foundation granted more than $50,000 during 2020 to meet the many needs of local charities. 

Township Receives Two of Ten Spring 2019 Grants

Spring 2019 Grants

Washington township was fortunate to receive two of the ten grants presented to nine organizations by the Centerville-Washington Foundation for its spring 2019 grant cycle. The township received:

  • $2,500 to fund the training of a recreation staff member as an instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. This certified instructor will in turn provide annual training for 97 staff members on how to manage difficult behaviors.

  • $1,000 to Woodland Lights to maintain and improve the annual display.