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Parents Advancing Choice in Education


Last Updated: 2016-03-08

At A Glance

Parents Advancing Choice in Education

(also known as PACE)

40 S. Perry St., Ste. 120

Dayton, OH United States 45402-1439

Telephone: (937) 228-7223


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $43,430

Total giving: $698,319






Established in 1997 in OH

Purpose and Activities

The organization seeks to help families make quality education choices so that more children can successfully complete a post-secondary education.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to students from low income families in the Montgomery county, OH area giving parents the choice to send children to a school of their choice.

K-12 Scholarships

Scholarships are available to Ohio students, grades K-12, who wish to attend a private school. A parent or guardian must come to the organization's office and sign up to be on the wait list for a scholarship; from this list, new recipients are chosen. All scholarships are based upon financial need. The organization provides an online annual income eligibility scale, which aids individuals in determining for what amount they might qualify, if selected as a recipient. Parents who receive a scholarship can choose any participating school that their children may attend. New scholarships are added as funds become available.

Pace Express

This program is designed for families who have students in grades 7-12 who are college bound. It has as its focus the Pre-College Readiness Workshop Series, the purpose of which is to educate parents and students about what is required to be prepared for college.

Parents Network

This program assists parents with making decisions about their children's education, and helps them learn how to choose the best school and options for their children. The program also assists parents in how to work closely with schools, teachers, and administrators, and encourages parents to be the primarily educators of their children. Monthly educational courses for parents are offered on a variety of subjects, and each spring PACE sponsors a School Expo, where families can learn about and meet representatives from local schools and community organizations. Workshops are also provided on current topics of interest to families.

Fields of Interest

  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • American Indians
  • Catholics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female adults
  • Female children and youth
  • Female infants and toddlers
  • Female young adults
  • Females
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male adults
  • Male children and youth
  • Male infants and toddlers
  • Male young adults
  • Males
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Single parents
  • Students
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $43,430 (market value)

Gifts received: $910,141

Expenditures: $1,117,122

Total giving: $698,319

Qualifying distributions: $956,676

Giving activities include:

$698,319 for grants to individuals

$1,057,766 for foundation-administered programs