The African-American Community Fund (AACF) began in 1991 under the leadership of Dayton Foundation emeritus Governing Board member and former chair John E. Moore, Sr., and former member Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr. At that time, AACF served as an umbrella to more than a dozen funds earmarked to address specific needs within Greater Dayton’s African-American community. Today AACF houses more than 100 current and deferred funds, benefiting a variety of important areas, including civic, economic, cultural, educational, religious, and human service initiatives. With its 20-year rich history, the fund offers African-Americans an opportunity to create a permanent financial resource for generations to come. As of March 2012, the AACF has 130 funds with an estimated value of $4.5 million. Since its inception, AACF has contributed $2,345,410 to non-profit organizations providing services within the community. This Dayton Original is a national model for the promotion of philanthropy in the African-American community!