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Invest in UpDayton

UpDayton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on the support of people like you who believe in an exciting future for Dayton, Ohio. Your donation is an investment in young Daytonians – a generation of emerging leaders and catalysts determined to bring unprecedented vitality and optimism to our city. We are extremely grateful for your support in our endeavor to make Dayton an even better place to call home.

Use Venmo @updayton or Cash App $UpDayton
(To receive a year-end charitable receipt please include your name, email and mailing address in the memo.)

Donations can also be made by check and mailed to:

10 W. Second St.
Suite 611
Dayton, OH 45402

Project Support

Support our current projects.


Dayton is growing rapidly, but the people in charge of these changes are overlooking the “underground” artist-creatives and people of color in this city.

Baldwin Café serves the community in a holistic way as a third space between, work school and home. The black-owned bookstore is a common meeting place with new and used books, African American Literature, and a cafe with tea, vegan and vegetarian options.

UpDayton volunteers are supporting efforts to create a temporary pilot store at McKinley United Methodist Church while building the brand and business model.

With your support, we can make progress on creating a space with intentional culture to the fabric of our city that may otherwise be a missed opportunity. Funding will help cover the initial startup costs such as books, furniture and marketing.