National Philanthropy Day Award - Outstanding Large Corporation

DP&L and The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation (DP&L Foundation) were honored to receive the Outstanding Large Corporation award on National Philanthropy Day. DP&L was nominated for the award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals by Goodwill Easter Seals of the Greater Miami Valley. 

The inspirational event highlighted the generosity and vision for growing the region shared by businesses, organizations, private philanthropists and volunteers. Together, we are collaborating and connecting to build a stronger community!


Community and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L) was founded in 1911 and serves more than 520,000 customers in West Central Ohio. The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation (DP&L Foundation) was established in 1985 to reinvest in our communities and contribute to the improvement of the overall quality of life in our region. 

For DP&L, community and corporate social responsibility focuses on creating an engaged, vibrant, welcoming region that is seen as a great place to live and work. DP&L, our employees, and the DP&L Foundation are on a mission to provide the power and energy our region needs to flourish, and that matters to all of us. DP&L makes contributions in three ways:

  • Employee Engagement/Volunteerism
  • Corporate Economic Development Investments
  • DP&L Foundation Grants

DP&L and DP&L Foundation 2017 contributions


Our Philosophy

DP&L is committed to partnering with organizations and supporting initiatives that are strategic, sustainable, collaborative and have measurable outcomes.

The 3 areas of focus for DP&L support are:

  • Economic Vibrancy
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Community Sustainability

Promoting Economic Vibrancy

PSA Airlines ground breaking

Economic Development
Support and encourage economic development and business growth within DP&L's 24-county service area and our power plants in southern Ohio.

workforce development - Miami Valley Works

Workforce Development
Advance education and training to improve outcomes for under-employed residents.

DP&L energy bike and Hoopla STEM Challenge

Promote excellence in secondary and post secondary education. Spark curiosity in and building a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Stewardship and Protecting the Environment

Bring Your Green Challenge certificates

Conservation Programs and Green Space Improvement
Our commitment to environmental stewardship means supporting organizations and initiatives that conserve or improve the natural world around us.

Marysville Partners Park

Parks and Recreation
Investing in spaces that allow people to interact with and play in nature (supported through DP&L Foundation).

tree donated by Dayton Power & Light

Right Tree, Right Place
DP&L has donated hundreds of trees and awarded community grants to support education and planting of utility-friendly trees. 
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Enhancing Community Sustainability

USAF Museum Fourth Building Opening

Community Investment
Investing in programs and community assets with a long-term commitment for improvement to make the community a vibrant place to live and work, and help attract visitors and new residents to the region.

DP&L Summer in the City

Arts and Culture
Investing in the arts and cultural assets of the region, heightening the impact of the arts and local culture in our communities (supported through DP&L Foundation).

Artemis Gone Riding

Health and Human Services
Investing in programs and assets to support much needed safety nets and provide a hand-up for our neighbors in need to improve the quality of life for all (supported through DP&L Foundation).

Gift of Power donation from DP&L

Gift of Power
An emergency assistance program funded through DP&L corporate contributions and customer donations to help residents with winter heating bills. 
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  • Community Grants

    Important information for non-profit organizations seeking DP&L corporate contributions or DP&L Foundation grants.

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  • Community Investment

    DP&L invests in programs and projects from tree planting to holiday festivals to new venues downtown with a long-term commitment for improvements that enrich our communities.

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  • Community Involvement

    Our daily work takes us into communities, businesses, neighborhoods and homes across our region, so we are uniquely positioned to spark initiatives and partnerships to drive efforts that will create a positive impact for our communities.

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  • DP&L Foundation Signature Grants

    Power Grants are aimed at creating long-term community impact by supporting new and innovative programs through local non-profit organizations.

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  • Community Form

    Thank you for your interest in funding from DP&L and the DP&L Foundation.

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