Brighter Tomorrow Foundation

About the Foundation

The purpose of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation (BTF) is to create opportunities and improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County by distributing grants to area non-profit organizations that serve them.  BTF serves children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, and supports Montgomery County's efforts to address quality-of-life issues including housing, employment, education, health status and healthcare, financial status and security, leisure and recreation, personal relationships, and crime and safety.


In 1990, the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization by citizens who wanted to create opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities in Montgomery County.  In 2011, the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation yielded its 501(c)(3) status to become a committee-advised fund under the umbrella of The Dayton Foundation, which allows it to take advantage of the administrative and management supports offered by the Foundation, including investment management, accounting, tax and audit services.

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, as the local government agency that coordinates services and funding for eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities, recommends the appointment of people to serve on the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation Advisory Committee, which determines how grants are disbursed.  

The Grant Process

Each fall, BTF opens its grant process to applicants representing local agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities.  For information about timelines, criteria for consideration and how to apply, please visit the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation website Grant Process.

Donating to BTF

You can contribute to the work of the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation by donating online or via U.S. Mail.  To donate via U.S. Mail, please send a check, made payable to The Brighter Tomorrow Foundation, to Greg Darling, Manager, The Brighter Tomorrow Foundation, 1401 S. Main Street, Suite 100, Dayton, OH 45409.  Please note on the memo line "Fund 1351 - BTF."

Interested in More Information?

Learn more about the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation or contact Greg Darling, manager, at 937-225-9939 or email.