The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce that thirty-five different local
have been awarded a total of $240,398 through its 2021 Spring Grant Cycle. The
funding is to support local programs or projects aimed to enhance the spirit of the community
and improve the quality of life across Wayne County.

‘Wayne County has so many passionate organizations delivering programming and services vital
to our community every single day,’ said Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Gilliam. ‘We
are excited to have the opportunity to play a role in their success and see the impact of the
projects receiving funding this grant cycle.’

For over four decades, the Wayne County Foundation has made grants to local nonprofit organizations. During the Foundation’s first grant cycle in 1980, six organizations were granted a total of $4,800. The Foundation’s grantmaking is made possible by income from unrestricted and endowed field-of-interest funds.

To view a list of the selected organizations, their program or project, as well as their funding awarded, please click here to access the full press release. The awards were approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors at their monthly meeting in May. If there are any questions about the Foundation’s grantmaking cycles, please email Alex Painter at or call the Foundation at 765-962-1638.