Annual Core Recipients
There are three charities that are core recipients each year from the event’s proceeds: the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund administered by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity: Women Build. Click their logos to learn more!
RMHC of Northwest Ohio offers families who travel to Toledo for their children’s medical care a warm, safe, clean and supportive environment. Families stay at the House free of charge, for as long as their child is receiving medical care. RMHC of NWO served 1,171 families last year through our overnight and day guest programs, some staying multiple times throughout the year. Over 200 regular volunteers donate their time each year to help us carry out our mission.
In 1995 the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund created yet another way to support the youth of the Toledo region. Each year since its inception, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan high school seniors have received scholarships toward their college education. The $3,000 scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and have financial need. For more information about this scholarship, please call the Toledo Community Foundation at (419) 241-5049, or visit www.toledocf.org to learn more.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHFH) has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. MVHFH’s Homeownership program creates opportunities for affordable homeownership by building and selling homes with a 0% interest mortgage to qualifying applicants. The Women Build, being supported through a grant from the Dana Open, is a unique volunteer build experience in which an entire home is built and funded by women in our community, for a woman in our community. Additionally, MVHFH’s Home Preservation programs grant qualified homeowners critical repairs that include roof replacements, lead abatement, and code standard upgrades. All of this work stabilizes neighborhoods and provides hope to families and children in Lucas County.
2023 Charity Recipients
Since 1984 $13.7 million has been raised for northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan children's charities. There are sixteen total charities that will benefit from the 2023 Dana Open, click their logos to learn more!
Since 1920, The Ability Center has empowered individuals with disabilities to live more independently. In 2022, we challenged our community to be the most disability-friendly in the nation and with that, broadened the scope of our School Facility Dogs provided by our Assistance Dogs Program. Furry companions provide comfort, improve motivation and social skills, and enhance reading comprehension for students in counseling settings.
Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio. Through their work, Children’s Hunger Alliance provides healthy meals to hungry children, advocates for the welfare of Ohio’s youngest citizens and teaches nutrition and physical education to those they serve.
Parental separation is hard on kids. At CRC, we provide supervised visitation and exchange services for families and ensure a safe, neutral space for visitations and exchanges to occur. Our mission is to break the trauma cycle of parental separation by shifting the focus away from parent conflict and instead caring for children together.
Christ Child Society of Toledo is dedicated to serving children in need. Christ Child volunteers annually provide new coats, hats, gloves, and books to area children as well as newborn care packages. Volunteers also tutor and run libraries at local schools and teach infant care classes for parents.
Known as the Toledo Community Service Center in the early years, the ministers and their congregations provided money for the annual budget, obtained furnishings and remained in the shelter overnight. Initially, Family House accepted single women and families. However, in 1998 the decision was made to focus solely on the needs of family units. Thus, Family House became dedicated to preserving the family unit during a time of crisis.
Heritage Sylvania celebrates our past at three historic sites and archives. From the Lathrop House - the only Underground Railroad site open to the public in Northwest Ohio to the Historic Village, we welcome children from throughout our region to explore the past through minds on, hands on learning experiences. We believe that an engagement with the past helps us understand our present and inspires us to a better tomorrow.
The JPO Foundation was founded in memory of James Patrick O'Connell, who was a loving son, brother, godfather, cousin, and uncle with literally hundreds of close friends. He was a high school state tennis champion for St. Francis de Sales high school in Toledo, Ohio and an all conference tennis player three times for the University of Dayton. After graduation from UD he had a successful business career, loved to travel, play tennis and golf, and spend time with his family and friends. James sadly ended his life on February 20, 2021. James' family, friends, business associates, teammates, coaches and teachers established the JPO Foundation in the spring of 2021 and have already raised and distributed over $30,000 in our community. Our mission is to help those in unhealthy relationships successfully navigate the mental health challenges these relationships cause so that we can prevent another tragedy like this in the future. Every dollar raised by the JPO Foundation will go to local nonprofit mental health providers that focus on this epidemic and the weaknesses in our current system of providing meaningful, timely help.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital - Toledo is proud to bring nationally ranked pediatric care to the northwest Ohio region. Through clinical programs, community partnerships, educational resources and more, our team of pediatric experts are dedicated to providing high-quality care close to home. Nationwide Children’s - Toledo is honored to be a 2023 Dana Open children’s charity beneficiary. Learn more about our growing programs, services and educational resources at NationwideChildrens.org/Toledo.
At RallyCap Sports we believe people with special needs deserve a chance to play sports. We provide recreational sports specifically designed for children and young adults with special needs, through a volunteer-driven community. We also partner in building inclusive playgrounds and gifting adaptive bikes. Together we rally!
Sunshine Communities is a nonprofit organization located in northwest Ohio supporting people of all ages with developmental and intellectual disabilities. We do this through residential, vocational, clinical, therapeutic, and recreational services. Nearly 75 years after our inception, today we support over 250 individuals and employ over 400 staff.
TEAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created and run by volunteers, who work to elevate, inspire, and support the children of Toledo, their families, and their communities by driving positive change in Toledo. By offering a variety of sports in a positive setting, at an affordable cost, TEAM aims high with the hope of reaching every child in the Toledo community. We believe that sportsmanship, pride, respect for self and others, team building, and a healthy active lifestyle provide the necessary building blocks that create a pathway to success.
Under One Roof Food Pantry is a collaborative effort to assist food insecure individuals and families in Maumee and the surrounding communities. Partners include: Calvary Church; Cass Road Baptist Church; First Church of Christ, Scientist; First Presbyterian Church; Faith Community Church; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; St. Luke’s Foundation; and, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The YWCA of Northwest Ohio is a non-profit organization that empowers women and eliminates racism. It provides services including the only emergency domestic violence shelter in our community, a rape crisis center, breast cancer and infant mortality education, childcare resource and referral services, racial justice education, teen pregnancy prevention, and permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless women and children.
2024 Charity Applications
Applications to become a recipient of the 2024 tournament closed on September 1st, 2023.