The Dayton Chapter of SCORE was founded in 1970 as non-profit volunteer organization to assist the small business administration in helping grass roots businesses to start and grow in the Dayton area. Because of financial support from local community organizations and businesses, SCORE is able to offer their services and products at no charge to the public.

Dayton SCORE's territory includes the following counties in Ohio: Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Shelby, Champaign, and the northern edges of Butler and Warren.