Foundation Releases 2021 Spring Grant Cycle Details

The Wayne County Foundation will once again be facilitating the Spring Grant Cycle in an effort to help local nonprofit organizations fund programs or projects that benefit our community.

To learn more about the cycle, click here.

Forward Wayne County Spearheads Two Collaborations for Community Improvement

In one short week, Forward Wayne County has helped our area achieve a 21st Century Talent Region designation from the State of Indiana, and also launched a new webinar series geared towards revitalizing our county through collaborative projects!

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Foundation Granted More than $2.25 million in 2020

The Wayne County Foundation is proud to announce that over 2.25 million was granted to enhance the quality of life in Wayne County in 2020. Thank you so much to our donors and community partners.

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Wayne County Foundation COVID-19 Nonprofit Loan Program and Cares Fund

A special webpage has been created to provide more information as well as the online loan application at:

Wayne County Foundation COVID-19 Nonprofit Loan Program

In April 2020, a special fund was established to aide those in our community hit hardest by the global pandemic and the ensuing sudden economical changes.

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Wayne County Foundation Announces 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Recipients

The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of two area high school seniors who will receive the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Congratulations to Michael Davis (Centerville-Abington High School) and Alexis Worl (Lincoln High School) who were selected from a pool of ninety applicants from throughout Wayne County.

Alexis and Michael will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship and a $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment to attend an accredited public or private nonprofit college or university in Indiana.

Alexis plans to study psychology at Butler University in the fall, while Michael has expressed interest in studying aeronautical engineering technology at Purdue University.

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Thank you so much to @SunriseInc for naming the Foundation as the recipient of the Edelman Award of Excellence at their recent annual meeting. We are so thankful for the tireless work of our partners give to our county & we are lucky to play even a small role in it. Thank you!

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