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Wayne County Foundation Awards $239,542 in Spring Grant Cycle

The Wayne County Foundation has awarded $239,542 to thirty-eight 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. Read more

Wayne County Cares Fund

When the Wayne County Foundation was established, no one could foresee a global pandemic that would impact our local communities. Today, the Foundation is called upon to respond to the great need in Wayne County. The Wayne County Cares Fund is a way to help meet the needs of individuals and families devastated by the COVID-19 Crisis. Click here to read more –

Philanthropy's Commitment during COVID-19

The Council on Foundations has invited funders and leaders in the philanthropic sector to join in making a commitment and collectively holding ourselves accountable, the Wayne County Foundation has signed this pledge.  Read more

Wayne County Foundation

Communications Internship Position

The Wayne County Foundation team is seeking a dynamic and creative communications specialist to assist in sharing stories about the work we do in Wayne County.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications while learning about the work of community foundations in Indiana.  To find out more

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Fun Fact Friday

Nineteen years ago, April, 2001, the Wayne County Foundation announced grant awards which included a $4,000 grant to provide a portion of the start-up funds needed for the development of Communities in Schools of Wayne County.

GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving designed as an emergency response to the need caused by COVID-19. Communities are encouraged to take action on behalf of nonprofits and community organizations that feed, house, educate, and nurture neighbors impacted by the pandemic.

George Green was both resourceful and determined to succeed. He started a company that exceeded his wildest expectations.

Read on and see how a unitrust helped George leave an inheritance for their heirs... http://wcflegacy.org/?pageID=40&docID=1141&RID=134&SLID=2094

54.3% of households in Wayne County have responded to the #2020Census. Check out local response rates : https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html

The Foundation recently awarded a $2,100 COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant to Richmond Family YMCA. Funds will support the organization’s full-time child care for families that need to work in the essential environment.


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