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Funds That Support Community Grant-making
Unrestricted and Field of Interest funds are the most flexible type of funds. They allow the Foundation’s Board of Directors to make grants in response to the community’s most important needs and promising opportunities.
Numbers in parenthesis represent the fund balance as of 12-31-17.
William F. Adler Memorial Fund ($373,735)
William F. Adler Unrestricted Fund ($204,217)
Agribusiness Fund ($3,360)
Ahaus Family Fund ($15,100)
Anonymous Family Fund ($25,850)
Ball-Bolle Family Fund ($27,682)
Bank One Endowment Fund ($7,208)
Doug and Ellen Bennett Endowment Fund ($8,394)
Brady Family Fund ($8,768)
John H. and Mary J. Brubaker Memorial Fund ($430,427)
Florence Bultman Endowment Fund ($123,321)
Children’s Fund ($27,226)
Mary Jo and Len Clark Endowment Fund ($7,136)
Mary Louise Custer Memorial Fund ($31,680)
Eunice E. Dare Unrestricted Fund ($597,442)
Discretionary Fund ($87,482)
Julia Downs Endowment Fund ($45,594)
Early Childhood Literacy Endowment Fund ($334,124)
Easter Seals Community Fund ($13,015)
Hub and Zella Etchison Memorial Fund ($54,949)
Fine Arts Endowment Fund ($86,525)
Fred Gabbard Fund ($23,895)
Gethers Family Fund ($5,906)
Goodwell Family Memorial Fund ($84,284)
Roger and Connie Green Family Fund ($5,647)
Hagerstown Hometown Fund ($196,101)
Roscoe and Rosa Haindel Foundation Trust ($195,721)
Ross and Natalie Harrington Memorial Fund ($11,451)
Mike and Carol Hinshaw Endowment Fund ($17,304)
J.B. and Frances Holthouse Family Fund ($8,096)
Marie Ingabrand Memorial Fund ($41,872)
Susan Isaacs Endowment Fund ($5,653)
Jeffers Family Fund ($44,770)
Vic and Faye Jose Fund for Childhood Literacy ($229,262)
Kleinknecht Endowment Fund ($25,312)
Patricia and Marlowe Kluter Memorial Endowment Fund ($551,442)
The Lafever Fund ($5,112)
Nora Lee Latture Memorial Fund ($114,529)
Lilly Endowment Unrestricted Fund ($3,053,883)
Paul and Pat Lingle Endowment Fund ($93,137)
Literacy Fund ($16,313)
Henry Macy Memorial Endowment Fund ($143,957)
Mann Family Youth and Education Fund ($35,632)
Joan Martin Endowment Fund ($9,043)
Charles and Maxine Matthews Arts Fund ($904,021)
Charles and Maxine Matthews Education Fund ($898,032)
Charles and Maxine Matthews Environmental and Animal Welfare Fund ($900,768)
Memorial and Honor Fund ($35,828)
Ernie and Betty Mills Unrestricted Fund ($34,338)
Jon Morgan Endowment Fund ($8,438)
William R. and Mary E. Niersbach Unrestricted Fund
Janette Nottingham Memorial Fund ($16,776)
Abram Phillips Trust ($100,317)
Ruby Ellen Phillips Memorial Fund ($4,281)
Powers Unrestricted Fund ($51,155)
Suzanne G. Quigg Memorial Fund ($4,089)
Ray J. and Mildred Raper Memorial Fund ($16,872)
Reid Social Responsibility Endowment Fund ($337,645)
William H. Reller Memorial Fund ($14,980)
Robert R. Rhoads Community Endowment Fund ($354,633)
Erma Rich Unrestricted Fund ($55,822)
Richmond Area Environmental Fund ($36,138)
Roy M. Ridge Endowment Fund ($675,827)
Lowell Robinson Family Fund
Charles A. and Billi A. Rodefeld Family Endowment Fund ($6,325)
Jeannette Rodefeld Memorial Fund ($195,286)
Bob Rosa Family Fund ($5,617)
Rosar Family Fund ($38,584)
Senior Volunteer Services Fund ($19,524)
Glen and Jewell Spears Endowment Fund ($23,237)
Stamm-Koechlein Family Fund ($675,025)
Philip and Eleanor Starr Unrestricted Endowment ($198,573)
Margie Tanner Memorial Fund ($7,065)
Harry and Catherine Thomas Memorial Fund ($100,233)
William L. and Elvira J. Thomas Memorial Fund ($7,787)
Unrestricted Fund for Wayne County ($508,791)
Harry and Marilyn Voyles Endowment Fund ($114,425)
Miriam D. and J. Rollf Wadman Memorial Fund #1 ($75,191)
Miriam D. and J. Rollf Wadman Memorial Fund #2 ($76,423)
Gertrude Luckhardt Ward Fund for Neighborhood Revitalization ($9,293)
Wayne County Foundation Board Members’ Fund to Support Unrestricted Grantmaking ($50,210)
Patricia Wedding Unrestricted Fund ($50,437)
Patricia Wedding Fund for the Humane Treatment of Animals ($334,579)
West End Savings Bank Community Fund ($16,942)
Wyatt Endowment Fund ($65,429)
Bob York Memorial Fund ($11,295)
Funds That Support a Specific Organization or Purpose
The Foundation holds a number of funds that support nonprofit organizations directly. Agency endowed funds are established by nonprofit organizations that wish to ensure their long-term financial sustainability. Agency-designated funds are created by individuals who wish to support certain organizations for many years to come. Non-permanent funds are generally established to assist short-term projects or organizations that have not yet received qualified charity status from the IRS.
Numbers in parenthesis represent the fund balance as of 12-31-17.
Achieva Resources Endowment Fund ($97,107)
Altrusa Club of Richmond Fund to Benefit Girls, Inc. ($21,371)
Bartel & Rohe Fund for School Supplies ($261,678) To support the purchase of school supplies by public elementary schools in Wayne County.
Charles and Joan Bartel Endowment Fund ($109,774) To benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Charles and Joan Bartel Operating Endowment Fund ($111,853) To provide operating support to the Wayne County Foundation.
Chris Benton Fund to Benefit Starr-Gennett Foundation ($6,073)
Beth Boruk Temple Endowment Fund ($5,414)
Birth-to-Five Endowment Fund ($42,624)
Edgar Bond Family Fund ($1,024,400) To benefit Earlham College.
Book Bank Fund ($12,721) To enable qualified college students in Wayne County to purchase text books in anticipation of a distribution of financial aid
Bowen Family Fund ($70,108) To benefit St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Bowen Family Operating Endowment Fund ($35,332) To provide operating support to the Wayne County Foundation.
Jim Bower Fund for Stage One Youth Theatre ($9,469)
Zelma Bozworth Memorial Fund ($300,844) To benefit the Wayne County Historical Museum.
Angela Brinker Endowment Fund ($163,820) To provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in a Seton Catholic School.
Clay and Opal Brooks Family Fund ($45,830) To support Whitewater Gorge Park.
Lowell and Gladys Brooks Athletic Opportunity Fund ($27,796) To benefit Centerville Junior-Senior High School students.
Lowell and Gladys Brooks Christian Education Fund ($22,393) To benefit Centerville Christian Church.
Cambridge City 175th Commemorative Book Fund ($10,449)
Ira Carter Neighborhood Development Fund ($36,146)
Centerville-Abington Schools Educational Endowment Fund ($18,064) To provide teacher mini grants.
Centerville Library Endowment Fund ($44,703)
Central United Methodist Church Young Minister Fund ($)
Fund for Civic Hall Performing Arts Center ($16,797)
Melissa Wilson Coffin and Anna Nicholson Coffin Memorial Fund ($139,984) To purchase non-fiction books for Morrisson-Reeves Library.
Community Christian School Endowment Fund ($28,756)
Jim Cope Endowment Fund ($173,823) To support Cope Environmental Center.
Alice J. Crye Operating Endowment Fund ($55,569) To provide operating support to the Wayne County Foundation.
William and Clare Dexter Scholarship Fund ($11,583) To assist students at Seton High School.
Clifford J. and Martha J. Dickman Family Endowment Fund ($28,553) To benefit Seton Catholic Schools.
Pauline Druley Fund to Benefit the Wayne County Red Cross ($13,296)
James D. and Penny C. Duke Fund for the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County ($7,609)
James D. and Penny C. Duke Fund for the Richmond Art Museum ($9,733)
Camilla B. Dunn Endowment Fund to Benefit Centerstone ($11,815)
Earlham Cemetery Heritage Fund ($6,466)
Early Learning Coalition Fund
Easter Seals Camp Assistance Fund ($19,399)
Hazel Thornburg Emry Scholarship Fund ($5,388) To provide scholarships to students involved in Stage One Youth Theatre
First Bank Richmond Private School Tuition Assistance Fund ($154,532) To provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in Seton Catholic High School.
Friends of McBride Stadium Fund ($1,749)
Friends of Richmond Parks Fund ($20,614)
GED Scholarship Fund ($833)
Albert C. and M. Loraine Gentry Fund
Hayes Arboretum Education Endowment Fund ($12,189)
Frank and Madeline Hensley Memorial Fund ($7,492) To benefit the Lutherania Cemetery
Grover and Dorothy Henthorn Fund for the Boys and Girls Clubs
Grover and Dorothy Henthorn Fund for JACY House
Anna Belle Henthorne Memorial Scholarship Fund ($6,334) To provide art show awards for the Richmond Art Museum
Heyob Fund to Benefit Altrusa Club of Richmond, Indiana ($18,524)
Heyob Fund to Benefit the Golay Center ($16,850)
Heyob Fund to Benefit Historic Landmarks Foundation ($16,850)
Heyob Fund to Benefit Seton Elementary School ($33,700)
Heyob Fund to Benefit St. Martha Catholic Church ($51,976)
Heyob Fund to Benefit the Wayne County Historical Museum ($16,852)
Heyob Fund for Wayne County Foundation ($18,524) To benefit the Women’s Giving Circle and Women’s Fund.
Donald L. and Martha L. Hoffman Memorial Fund ($14,933) To benefit Richmond Civic Theatre’s library and its Studio One program.
Howard and Helen L. Holthouse Memorial Fund ($17,614) To fund the “Teacher of the Year” award at Seton Catholic High School.
Holthouse-Thomas Memorial Fund ($40,201) To benefit St. Andrew Catholic Church.
Hope House Endowment Fund ($5,635)
John Charles and Gertrude Pardieck Hubbard Fund for Continuing Catholic Education ($2,708,244)
Eileen M. Hunt Seton Scholarship Fund ($724,283) To provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in Seton Catholic Schools.
Independent Center Endowment Fund ($19,876)
Indiana Football Hall of Fame Legacy Endowment ($12,146)
Mattie G. Jacobs Memorial Fund ($2,990) To support children’s education programs at the Richmond Art Museum.
Vikki Johnson Performing Arts Endowment Fund ($6,640) To benefit Richmond Civic Hall Performing Arts Center and Richmond Civic Theatre.
Jose Fund for Every Child Can Read ($22,588)
Charles E. Kienzle-Kiwanis Endowment Fund ($22,504) To benefit Riley Hospital.
Gilbert Klose Endowment Fund ($8,080) To provide support to Rock Solid Ministry.
Kuhlman Center Endowment Fund ($7,781)
Lemonade Day Fund ($58,446)
Lilly Scholarship PR Fund ($18,940) To fund College for a Day and other education-related activities of the Foundation.
Father John Luerman Circle U Help Center Fund ($59,076)
Father John Luerman Fund for Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars ($19,915)
Father John Luerman St. Vincent de Paul Endowment Fund ($81,490)
Father John Luerman Tuition Assistance Fund ($40,711) To provide tuition assistance for Seton Elementary School students
Father John Luerman Western Wayne Senior Center Fund ($24,095)
Father Luerman Fund for Western Wayne County ($73,927)
Henry J. and Hedwig Seegers Luerman Endowment Fund ($28,896) To provide tuition assistance to Seton Elementary students.
Henry J. and Hedwig Seegers Luerman Family Circle U Help Center Fund ($57,621)
Henry J. and Hedwig Seegers Luerman St. Vincent de Paul Endowment Fund ($44,771)
Robert A. Luerman and Carl H. Luerman Endowment Fund ($28,859) To provide tuition assistance to Seton Elementary students.
Lamar Lundy Endowment Fund ($354,362) To benefit Townsend Community Center.
Carolyn MacDowell, RN, Fund for Adult Day Care ($36,618)
Ruth and Henry Macy Memorial Museum Fund ($263,831) To benefit the Levi Coffin House and the Wayne County Historical Museum.
Carl J. Martin Endowment Fund for West Grove Cemetery ($5,960)
The Gloria J. and Richard L. McClaren Scholarship Fund for Seton High School ($108,620)
Joe and Roma Meyer Family Fund for Ivy Tech ($6,681)
Mary Helen Miller Operating Endowment Fund ($148,200) To provide operating support to the Wayne County Foundation.
Milton Town Fund ($269)
Morrisson-Reeves Endowment Fund ($250,084)
Mothers Bank Fund ($5,737) To lend small interest-free sums to single working mothers.
Murray Theatre Endowment Fund ($9,141)
Nettle Creek Schools Educational Endowment Fund ($30,914) To provide teacher mini-grants.
Nettle Creek Valley Museum Endowment Fund ($8,961)
Bonnie Nicholson Endowment for Education ($5,397) To provide support to Northeastern Elementary School science programs.
William R. and Mary E. Niersbach Boys Club Endowment Fund ($27,985)
William R. and Mary E. Niersbach Endowment Fund ($58,972) To benefit the cancer care programs of Reid Hospital.
Northeastern Schools Educational Endowment Fund ($44,362) To provide teacher mini-grants.
Robert L. O’Maley and Gregg Martin O’Maley Memorial Fund ($65,599) To benefit the Institute of Creative Leadership.
Powers Fund to Benefit HELP the Animals ($54,633)
Powers Fund to Benefit Optimist Little League ($13,679)
Quaker Hill Conference Center Fund ($9,932)
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund ($73,389)
Richmond Civic Theatre Fund ($47,398)
Richmond Community Schools Educational Endowment Fund ($36,999) To provide teacher mini-grants.
Richmond Friends School Nicholson/Smith Endowment Fund ($130,718)
Richmond Parks and Recreation Department Bark Park Agency Fund ($33)
Richmond Rose Garden Agency Fund ($98,161)
Richmond Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund ($1,018,493)
Will and Emma Rodefeld Family Fund ($114,396) To support Springwood Lake Park and Wayne County Foundation.
Hugh and Sara Ronald Memorial Fund ($130,993)
The Becky Rosa Endowment for Girls, Inc. of Wayne County ($14,055)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Endowment Fund ($133,203) To provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in Seton Catholic Elementary School.
Tim Scales Endowed ACTION Fund
Elmer J. and Esther T. Schwegman Fund for Crossroads of America Council BSA ($5,690) To provide support for the programs that are serving Cambridge City and western Wayne county.
Elmer J. and Esther T. Schwegman Fund for St. Elizabeth Catholic Church ($5,690) To provide support to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Elmer J. and Esther T. Schwegman Fund for Wayne County, Indiana 4-H ($5,690) To provide support for the programs of the Wayne County 4-H that are serving Cambridge City and western Wayne county.
The Franklin and Barbara (Bavender) Schwegman Fund for the Brick Church Cemetery ($5,527)
Franklin and Barbara Schwegman Fund for Hagerstown-Jefferson Township Library ($5,527)
Franklin and Barbara Schwegman Fund for Hagerstown Museum and Arts Place ($5,527)
Seton High School Agency Fund ($7,694)
Seton High School Scholarship Fund ($2,628)
Karl and Marjorie Sharp Fund for Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County ($13,285)
Karl and Marjorie Sharp Fund for Richmond Civic Hall ($13,202)
Karl and Marjorie Sharp Fund for Richmond Civic Theatre ($13,202)
Karl and Marjorie Sharp Fund for Richmond Symphony Orchestra ($13,202)
Karl and Marjorie Sharp Fund for United Way of Whitewater Valley ($13,202)
David Sherick HELP the Animals Endowment Fund ($519,129)
Siloam Clinic Endowment Fund ($56,480)
Starr-Gennett Agency Fund ($12,052)
Starr-Gennett Sustainability Fund ($15,804)
Rachel Steele Endowment to Benefit Families for HoPE ($6,086)
United Way of Whitewater Valley Endowment Fund ($224,692)
Joan Vigran Memorial Fund ($6,394) To benefit Richmond Civic Theatre
Wayne County Farm Bureau Ag Leadership Fund ($27,153) To provide support for adults in Wayne County who are involved in agriculture-related disciplines and wish to advance their professional development.
Wayne County Farm Bureau AgrIInstitute Fund ($25,488)
Wayne County Foundation Operating Endowment Fund ($110,386)
Wayne County Historical Museum Egyptian Gallery Endowment Fund ($13,999)
Wayne County Learning Corporation Fund ($4,318)
Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center Endowment Fund ($7,509)
Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars Fund ($104,458)
Western Wayne Schools Educational Endowment Fund ($31,763) To provide teacher mini-grants.
Whitewater Gorge Park Project Fund ($53,327)
Whitewater Valley Arts Fusion Fund ($573)
Wickemeyer Family Endowment Fund ($15,774) To benefit the Richmond Rose Garden and First English Lutheran Church’s youth group and music activities.
Lura Carnes Wine Trust Fund ($100,304) To benefit the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
Anne Withers Memorial Fund ($32,834) To benefit the YWCA.
John F. Wohlhueter Scholarship Award Fund ($8,128) To provide a permanent recognition of each year’s valedictorian at Richmond High School.
The Women’s Club Speaker Fund ($31,401)
Benjamin and Lanette Young Fund Benefiting the Center for Leadership Development ($41,912)
Youth as Resources Endowment Fund ($12,075)
YWCA Endowment Fund ($5,837)
Zion’s Lutheran Church of East Germantown Indiana Fund ($264,315)
Funds That Provide Life Income for Donors
These funds have been established by donors who retain a lifetime income interest in their gift to the Foundation. At their passing, the remainder will be used for the charitable purposes they specify.
Frank and Mary Alice Adney Charitable Gift Annuity
James and Penny Duke Charitable Gift Annuity
Roger and Marcia Grimm Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Jon and Suzette Igelman Charitable Remainder Unitrust
Ed and Carolyn Lafever Charitable Gift Annuity
Joan Martin Charitable Gift Annuity
Beverly and David L. Nixon Charitable Gift Annuity
Sherry Petry Charitable Gift Annuity
Marvin R. and Rebecca S. Railsback Charitable Gift Annuity
Roy M. Ridge Charitable Gift Annuity
George N. Schmid Charitable Gift Annuity
Mary L. Schmid Charitable Gift Annuity
Connie and Carl Wooldridge Charitable Gift Annuity
Funds That Encourage Continue Donor Engagement
Individuals who establish donor-advised funds provide periodic advice to the Foundation Board concerning grants from their fund to nonprofit organizations.
Acorn Society funds enable the donor to create a named, endowed fund over time.
Acorn Society Combined Fund
Ahaus Tool Donor Advised Fund
Rick and Debby Ahaus Donor Advised Fund
Tom and Marilyn Barker Donor Advised Fund
Doug and Ellen Bennett Donor Advised Fund
Chris Benton Fund for Kiwanis
Howard C. and Suzanne M. Deitsch Family Fund
Clarence and Julia Downs Family Fund
Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund
Dudas Advised Fund for the Arts
First Bank Community Fund
Fund for Tomorrow
General Donor Advised Fund
Girls Just Wanna Give Giving Circle Fund
Connie and Roger Green Donor Advised Fund
Guthrie Family Donor Advised Fund
Hancock-Zelaya Donor Advised Fund
Chris Hardie and Kelly Burk Donor Advised Fund
David and Becky Harper Donor Advised Fund
Harry Ray Post 65 American Legion Fund
Ron and Rachel Hughes Donor Advised Fund
Faye Stewart Jose Family Fund
King Family Donor Advised Fund
Kiwanis Club of Richmond/Harry Thomas Endowment Fund
Barry and Carolyn MacDowell Family Fund
Joe and Roma Meyer Donor Advised Fund
Cooper M. Newton Fund
Nelson Forrest Families Fund
Kelli and Rob Quigg Donor Advised Fund
Phil Quinn Donor Advised Fund
Robert L. and Toni L. Reinke Donor Advised Fund
Rohe Family Donor Advised Fund
Rosar Donor Advised Fund
Rotary Club of Richmond Endowment Fund
Second Chance Fund
Wayne Bank and Trust Company Community Fund
Williamson Family Fund
Women’s Giving Circle Endowment Fund
Women’s Giving Circle Fund
Women with Purpose Endowment Fund
Wooldridge Family Fund
Fund descriptions have been provided where the purpose of the fund is not obvious by its name and may not contain all criteria for distributions. Fund balances as of December 31, 2017 are shown in parentheses.