Challenge Match


Match Goal

2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond $2,500
Achieva Resources Corporation $2,500
Amigos Richmond Latino Center $5,000
Birth to Five $5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County $10,000
Brighter Path $2,500
Cambridge City Main Street $2,500
Center City Development Corporation $2,500
Christian Charities $2,500
Circle U Help Center $10,000
Communities In Schools of Wayne County $10,000
Community Christian School $2,500
Cope Environmental Center $10,000
Every Child Can Read $5,000
Friends of Morrisson Reeves Library $2,500
Gateway Hunger Relief Center $5,000
Genesis of Richmond $5,000
Girls Inc. of Wayne County $10,000
Golay Community Center $5,000
Good News Habitat for Humanity $2,500
Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond $5,000
Hayes Arboretum $10,000
HELP the Animals $5,000
Hope House $5,000
Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana $2,500
JACY House $5,000
Junior Achievement of Eastern CIndiana $2,500
Model T Ford Club of America $5,000
Natco Community Empowerment $2,500
Open Arms Ministries $5,000
Richmond Art Museum $10,000
Richmond Civic Theatre $5,000
Richmond Day Nursery $5,000
Richmond Family YMCA $5,000
Richmond Friends School $10,000
Richmond Indiana Pickleball $2,500
Richmond Neighborhood Restoration $5,000
Richmond Parks and Recreation $10,000
Richmond Rose Garden $5,000
Richmond Shakespeare Festival $10,000
Richmond Symphony Orchestra $10,000
Starr Gennett Foundation $2,500
Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Center $2,500
Townsend Community Center $2,500
Wayne County Cardinal Greenway $10,000
Wayne County Historical Museum $5,000
Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars $10,000
Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission $2,500
Williamsburg Area Community Center $2,500

The Challenge Match Initiative

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Challenge Match. We appreciate the overwhelming response and outpouring of support from Wayne County. A Special thank you to our Match Partners:


Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund
First Bank Community Fund
Fund For Tomorrow
Second Chance Fund
Wayne Bank Community Fund
The Wayne County Foundation’s Challenge Match Initiative grew out of a need to help local not-for-profit organizations raise unrestricted operating dollars more efficiently. It quickly became a means to help organizations strengthen their development functions and a fun way for donors to express which charities are most important to them. Perhaps most importantly – at least from the Foundation’s perspective – the Challenge Match became a very positive and highly-visible way to encourage charitable giving in our community.

Here’s how it works:
Participating organizations are given the opportunity to secure a dollar-for-dollar match from the Foundation, up to a specified match goal, based on qualifying gifts they receive from the community in a designated period of time.

In order to participate, organizations must:

  • be located in Wayne County;
  • be in good standing with the IRS and the Foundation;
  • have some previous relationship with the Foundation;
  • submit an application outlining their work in the community and why it is important;
  • show their plan for achieving the match; and
  • identify the outcomes they expect to achieve with the community’s support.

Match goals are assigned based on the organization’s request and the Foundation’s assessment of the application. These goals represent the dollar amount the Foundation will match, and essentially, the maximum amount an organization can expect to receive from the Foundation. In no way, however, do they limit the total amount of money an organization can raise. Gifts up to $1,000 per person per organization received during the designated match period qualify for the match.

A grant use report is to be submitted online within six months after the grant is awarded.  The report can be completed at

2020 Challenge Match Partners

Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund
First Bank Community Fund
Fund for Tomorrow
Second Chance Fund
Wayne Bank and Trust Co. Community Fund

Other Contributors to the 2020 Match Pool

Robert L. and Toni L. Reinke Donor Advised Fund
Carla and Dave Stidham