Kids & Community

Giving Back
Kids & Community

Since 2016, more than $12 million in proceeds have gone directly to non-profit programs. The company anticipates investing more than $300 million in non-profits over the next decade.

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Fighting generational trauma

Kids and Community is partnering with one of the country’s top psychiatric hospitals on a Dayton-based groundbreaking research project aimed at understanding the biologic link between childhood hardships and mental disorders.

Activist Non-profit investing
About Us

A percentage of Connor Group revenue goes to its non-profit arm, The Connor Group Kids and Community Partners. Since 2016, more than $12 million in proceeds have gone directly to non-profit programs. The company anticipates investing more than $300 million in non-profits over the next decade.

What makes us different is that we find really good causes and help develop them into really great programs by leveraging some of the practices that makes The Connor Group a highly successful organization. We take a narrow-and-deep approach to business and non-profit activist investing. That means we’ll often research hundreds of programs to find one. It means more to us than just writing a check.

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Who we've partnered with
OUR INVESTMENTS

  • Montgomery County Ohio College Promise

    Montgomery County Ohio College Promise

    Partner Programs

    MCOCP supports poverty impacted 8th graders in Montgomery County who show academic promise and helps prepare them to attend and graduate from college.

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  • Dayton Early College Academy

    Dayton Early College Academy

    Partner Programs

    DECA’s mission is to prepare future college graduates today to become the leaders of our community tomorrow.

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  • Dayton Children's Hospital

    Dayton Children's Hospital

    Partner Programs

    Dayton Children’s believes in reinventing the path to children’s health for families throughout the Dayton region and beyond.

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  • Daybreak

    Daybreak

    Partner Programs

    Daybreak’s mission is to eliminate youth homelessness in the Miami Valley through programs that provide safety and stability for runaway, troubled, and homeless youth.

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  • The Mayo Clinic

    The Mayo Clinic

    Partner Programs

    The Connor Group Kids and Community Partners is also proud to support the cutting-edge research of James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph. D. and the Mayo Clinic at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center for Aging to improve the quality of life for all commencing at birth.

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  • McLean Hospital

    McLean Hospital

    Partner Programs

    The Connor-McLean Healthy Kids Development Program is a partnership with one of the world’s leading psychiatric hospital. It consists of a biological study of trauma and its long-term effects on mental health, particularly in children living in poverty.

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  • The Victory Project

    The Victory Project

    Partner Programs

    The Victory Project is an intense after-school program, mentoring disengaged young men in Dayton with its groundbreaking 3E curriculum: education, entrepreneurship, and enlightenment.

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  • Miracle Makers

    Miracle Makers

    Partner Programs

    Miracle Makers is an after-school and summer program located in Dayton’s East End. Students receive a wide range of services in an academically stimulating environment.

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  • Fugees Academy

    Fugees Academy

    Partner Programs

    The Fugees Academy has a unique goal, to educate refugee children in an environment that understands their unique challenges. These children are left behind in a traditional public school system.

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  • CityLink - PelotonU

    CityLink - PelotonU

    Partner Programs

    PelotonU offers busy, working adults a flexible and affordable path to their Associate or Bachelor’s degree. It’s a collaborative approach to overcoming poverty.

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The Victory ProjectThe Victory Project
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Montgomery County Ohio College PromiseMontgomery County Ohio College Promise
Dayton Early College AcademyDayton Early College Academy
Dayton Children's HospitalDayton Children's Hospital
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The Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic
McLean HospitalMcLean Hospital
The Victory ProjectThe Victory Project
Miracle MakersMiracle Makers
Fugees AcademyFugees Academy
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Montgomery County Ohio College PromiseMontgomery County Ohio College Promise
Dayton Early College AcademyDayton Early College Academy
Dayton Children's HospitalDayton Children's Hospital
DaybreakDaybreak
The Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic

What we've started
Our Programs

Greater Dayton School

Greater Dayton School

Ohio's first private non-religious elementary school exclusively dedicated to under-resourced students.

Connor Kids Academy

Connor Kids Academy

An innovative approach to sports camps that provide kids with a potentially life changing three year experience.

Colin's Lodge

Colin's Lodge

An evening-and-weekend recreation and enrichment center for young adults with cognitive differences.

Greater Dayton School

Greater Dayton School

Ohio's first private non-religious elementary school exclusively dedicated to under-resourced students.

Connor Kids Academy

Connor Kids Academy

An innovative approach to sports camps that provide kids with a potentially life changing three year experience.

Colin's Lodge

Colin's Lodge

An evening-and-weekend recreation and enrichment center for young adults with cognitive differences.

Greater Dayton School

Greater Dayton School

Ohio's first private non-religious elementary school exclusively dedicated to under-resourced students.

Connor Kids Academy

Connor Kids Academy

An innovative approach to sports camps that provide kids with a potentially life changing three year experience.

Colin's Lodge

Colin's Lodge

An evening-and-weekend recreation and enrichment center for young adults with cognitive differences.

Greater Dayton School

Greater Dayton School

Ohio's first private non-religious elementary school exclusively dedicated to under-resourced students.

Connor Kids Academy

Connor Kids Academy

An innovative approach to sports camps that provide kids with a potentially life changing three year experience.

Colin's Lodge

Colin's Lodge

An evening-and-weekend recreation and enrichment center for young adults with cognitive differences.

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