Community Generates $1.5 Million in 2017 Challenge Match

Click to read the detailed results of the 2017 Challenge Match



The Wayne County Foundation has awarded $117,899 to twenty-two local organizations in support of programs or projects designed to enhance the spirit of the community and improve the quality of life across Wayne County.

“The wide range of projects and initiatives proposed for this cycle was especially impressive,” said Steve Borchers, the Foundation’s executive director. “We have no doubt that the ones selected for funding will have a meaningful impact on our community.”

All of the Foundation’s community grantmaking is made possible by income from unrestricted and endowed field-of-interest funds.   This is the complete list of grant awards approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors at its May meeting:


Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc.

To purchase age appropriate books for the EXCEL program


Animal Care Alliance

To purchase electro surgery equipment


Boy Scouts of America

For registration fees of Wayne County students to participate in STEM Scouts


Cambridge City Main Street

For roof replacement on the Matthias and Kline historical building


Center City Development

In support of Tech Education partnership with Earlham College    $1,500

Christian Charities

In support of the Backpack Blessings program with at least 25% to benefit the Hagerstown community


Circle U Help Center, Inc.

To purchase updated kitchen equipment


Communities In Schools of Wayne County

To support Site Coordination services



For tuition to keep 4 teen parents and 2 children in school for a whole school year


Every Child Can Read

In support of the Third Grade Academy    $5,000

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

In support of the Healthy Food for Families program


Hagerstown Nettle Creek Players

In support of the Nettle Creek Players Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season


HELP the Animals

To replace a portion of the roof of the H.E.L.P. Shelter


Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

To purchase assistive devices for continued independence


Indiana Women In Need Foundation

For support services of women living in Wayne County and enduring treatment for breast cancer     $3,000

JACY House

In support of the Speak Up Be Safe program


Richmond Day Nursery

To purchase cots and couches for the children


Richmond Parks and Recreation

To purchase a fence in Phase I of the Playground with a Purpose project


Special Olympics Indiana - Wayne County

In support of the Wayne County Special Olympics annual summer games


Wayne County Soil and Water Conversation District

For Conservation Days 2017


Western Wayne Heritage

To publish a book in coordination with the Voices of the Past event


Williamsburg Area Community Center

For window replacement and roof repairs



The Wayne County Foundation awarded $22,129

to fourteen local organizations in support of

capacity-building projects during the

2016 Fall Grant Cycle:

2nd Chance Animal Rescue   Technology upgrades $2,139.98
Animal Care Alliance   Technology upgrades $1,600.00
Birth-To-Five, Inc.  Technology acquisition and staff training $2,701.00
Communities In Schools of Wayne County   Technology acquisition $1,500.00
Drug Free Wayne County Partnership   Website updates $1,500.00
Golay Community Center   Technology acquisition $3,000.00
Model T Ford Club of America   Software acquisition $500.00
Noah's Ark Day Care Center, Inc.  Internet upgrades and Technology acquisition $2,125.57
Richmond Friends School   Technology acquisition $850.00
Richmond Shakespeare Festival   Staff training $600.00
Wayne County Cardinal Greenway  Technology acquisition $2,127.95
Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District  Staff training $500.00
Wayne Township Trustee, Wayne County   Volunteer training $1,500.00
Young Women's Christian Association  Staff training $1,485.00


The following organizations were awarded Wayne County Foundation Grants during the 2016 Spring Grant Cycle:


Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County

Center City Development Corporation


Children's Justice and Advocacy Center, Inc.

Christian Charities of Richmond and Wayne County, Inc.

Cope Environmental Center

DIPLOMAS In School Nursery for Teen Mothers

Every Child Can Read, Inc.

Girls, Inc.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc.

Hayes Arboretum

Historic Centerville, Inc.

Hope House

Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

Morrisson-Reeves Library

Northeastern Music Boosters

Richmond Art Museum

Richmond Community Orchestra, Inc.

Richmond Parks and Recreation Department

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

Special Olympics Indiana - Wayne County

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District

Western Wayne Community Soccer

Whitewater Valley District 9 Pro Bono Commission






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