Wayne County Nonprofit Database

Below is a list of nonprofit organizations in Wayne County. If your nonprofit is not on this list, please fill out this form to have the information included.

A Better Way

Our Mission – To reduce domestic abuse, sexual assault, suicide and homelessness through service, shelter, crisis, intervention and prevention initiatives.

Primary Contacts: Teresa Clemons, Candra Ramsey

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Primary Contact: Brice Johnson

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Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services, from providing relief and support to those in crisis from a home fire or natural disaster, to ensuring that everyone has access to life saving blood and blood products, to providing emergency communications between members of the military and their loved ones, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.

Amigos Richmond Latino Center, Inc.

Since 1999, Amigos, the Richmond Latino Center’s mission has been to empower the Latinx community to engage actively in Richmond and Wayne County and to promote learning, cooperation and respect across cultures. 

Primary Contact: Pavel Polanco-Safadit

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Our focus is on education, health, social services, and creating cultural connections. Amigos believes that cultivating understanding, working together, supporting and developing people’s potential and respect for one another will lead to a stronger community. Amigos values inclusion, diversity, and cultural understanding. To fulfill our mission, Amigos has enriched our programming by collaborating with many dedicated organizations throughout Richmond.

Amigos serves the community through four major programs: Amigos Latinx Leadership Program, English Language Learning, Youth Tennis, and Basic Needs.

Animal Care Alliance

Our primary mission is to reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted pets in our community by offering affordable spay or neuter surgeries. We also endeavor to provide affordable medical care for pets, strays and animals cared for by shelters and rescue groups.

Primary Contact: Joyce Luckett

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Animal Care Alliance is the only organization within a multi-county area that is permitted by the IN DNR and US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate orphaned and injured wild mammals, songbirds and raptors. We care for hundreds of wildlife creatures in any given year and use many of those animals to provide wildlife education programs. We educate students about different native species, what they mean to our world and about conservation. Additionally, we enjoy educating students who wish to make veterinary medicine their life’s work, and four of our interns have been accepted into vet school during the last few years.

Birth to Five, Inc.

Our mission is to provide children and the people in their lives supportive, educational, and healthy resources to help them grow and thrive.

Primary Contact: Linda Irwin

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Birth to Five is a non-profit that offers FREE SERVICES creating a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education for any Wayne County, Indiana children from birth through age 5. Birth to Five has been helping families in Wayne County since 1991. In that time, we have served more than 5000 families through our Parents as Teachers and Healthy Families Programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 

Primary Contact: Alicia Painter

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Our vision is to be the leader in addressing the growing needs of young people through exceptional programming, staff, facilities, and strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Bridges for Life

Our mission – Building strong and healthy families through compassion, connection, and community.

Primary Contact: Tim Pierson

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Bridges for Life offers innovative case management services to individuals and families in Wayne County. We accomplish this by: 1) Establishing active partnerships with community organizations, 2) Connecting the community together to serve others with compassion, 3) Strengthening families through personal relationships and professional interventions

Our mission – Enriching the lives of our students by empowering them to face life’s challenges through the extraordinary benefits of therapeutic horsemanship.

Primary Contact: Emma Ullery

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Brighter Path, Inc. provides a safe and encouraging environment for people of all ages to experience the therapeutic benefit of horses. We offer a wide range of therapeutic riding services which can be uniquely designed to meet the individual needs and goals of each student. Our caring and compassionate volunteers aid and support participants, providing students a momentary escape from their physical and emotional adversities and their caregivers a temporary reprieve.

Cardinal Greenways

Mission: Cardinal Greenways is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by developing and operating facilities and trails to actively connect people and communities.

Primary Contact: Thomas Hill

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Vision: Cardinal Greenways will provide award-winning trails, bikeways, waterways, and pedestrian-friendly streets throughout East Central Indiana. Our region will be known for its access to natural surroundings, including the scenic White River, its enhanced connectivity between destinations, and its emphasis on healthy lifestyles through well-maintained facilities and community partnerships.

The Cardinal Greenways strives to continue providing the highest quality experience for our trail goers as they embark on their personal health journeys. We accomplish this through maintaining a safe, clean trail environment as well as offering programs such as a free bike rental opportunity through the Cycling and Fitness Warehouse sponsored by Reid Community Benefit.

Centerstone

Our mission, also known as our noble purpose, is: Delivering care that changes people’s lives.

Primary Contact: Neely Sims

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Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs.

Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

We are a state-of-the-art performing arts venue offering a professional stage and seating for 936 guests. We have performances presented by the school corporation, professional touring groups and a professional symphony.

Primary Contact: John Cook

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The Proudly Presenting Series was developed to be a part of the cultural landscape improving the quality of life for our region. Diverse professional performing arts events are presented as a community service to the region, to broaden cultural horizons, to be a part of positive economic impact, and to provide community outreach/educational opportunities.

Communities In Schools of Wayne County

Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. 

Primary Contact: Becky Murray

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Communities In Schools of Wayne County works directly inside all five local public-school districts to connect students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future.

Cope Environmental Center

We promote the sustainable use of the earth’s resources through education, demonstration, and research.

Primary Contact: Marcy Crull

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We educate children in our 130 acre outdoor classroom through interactive, hands on sustainability and nature-based programming for schools and other groups. We partner with businesses, universities, and other non-profits to teach the principles of sustainability.

Every Child Can Read, Inc.

ECCR believes in opening a world of opportunities by growing a love of reading in young readers. Every Child, Every Family, Every Day

Primary Contact: Kim English

Families for HoPE, Inc.

Sharing the HoPE in holoprosencephaly.

Primary Contact:  Susan Millender

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Families for HoPE provides education, advocacy, resources, encouragement and support for families touched by holoprosencephaly, a birth defect of the brain. We create community for those who would otherwise be isolated and lacking in the resources needed to live to their full potential.

Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library

Our Mission – To encourage lifelong learning and inspiring our community to learn and grow through regular use of the library and its valuable tools, programs, and resources.

Primary Contact: Jenie Lahmann

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Members of the Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library (MRL) support the library’s mission to connect people with information, inspiration, and infinite opportunities for growth. The Friends of MRL generously fund all of the programs offered to library users so that citizens can enjoy these at no cost. They fund the Summer Reading Program, book discussions, free computer classes, writing classes, lectures, musical programs, movies, storytimes, arts and crafts workshops, and much more.

Future Achievers

Our Mission – To enhance the future educational, vocational, and civic engagement of high school students by increasing their financial literacy skills, developing their knowledge of higher education and enhancing their self-esteem.

Primary Contact: Carl Rhinehart

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Providing access to information and opportunities that teens and young adults wouldn’t otherwise have.

Girls Inc. of Wayne County

To Inspire All Girls To Be Strong, Smart, and Bold.

Primary Contact: Tai Muldoon

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Girls Inc. provides girls with a safe place to learn, grow, and just be a girl. We provide girls with curriculum and new experiences which help them to be strong, smart, and bold.

Gleaners Food Bank

Our Mission: To lead the fight against hunger

Primary Contact: Steve Davis

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As the largest hunger relief organization in Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger for Hoosiers by distributing the food needed to close the meal gap and keep it closed, while also investing in the most nutritious options to support the overall health and wellbeing of our clients. We aim to not only feed those in need, but also assist those who are already on a path to self-sufficiency by collaborating with other organizations to provide solutions to the core problems of poverty.

Golay Community Center

All adults are worthy of respect and deserve to be valued regardless of financial circumstances, physical, emotional, social or mental impairment.

Primary Contact: golaycenter@comcast.net

Good News Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Primary Contact: Daniel Groth

Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Center

All adults are worthy of respect and deserve to be valued regardless of financial circumstances, physical, emotional, social or mental impairment. We, at Adult Day Care, encourage, laugh with, support and protect frail, elderly, impaired adults and their families with structured activities, nurturing relationships and professional care of body, mind and spirit.

Primary Contact: Mary@adcofrichmond.com

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Our services are a cost-effective alternative to other forms of long-term care while allowing an individual to remain at home as long as possible. Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Center provides daily socialization, medical monitoring, structured activities, nutritious meals, flexible hours, individualized care, and transportation.

Hayes Arboretum

Our mission is to provide nature and recreation related education to our visitors through instruction, experiences and amenities.

Primary Contact: Stephen Hayes Jr

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We are an ArbNet Level 1 certified arboretum with 330 acres of forests, fields, and wetlands waiting for you to explore. Hike along 16 miles of trail, play in the Nature Playscape, or discover something new in our Nature Center. Hayes Arboretum is open free to the public, year-round.

HELP The Animals, Inc.

HELP the Animals, Inc. (Humane Existence for Lost Pets) maintains a no-kill shelter, providing a home for lost or abandoned dogs and cats that are sometimes victims of cruelty, abuse and/or neglect. 

Primary Contact: Stephanie Strait

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All animals in our care are current with immunizations and are spayed or neutered before adoption, ensuring that they will not add to the overpopulation of unwanted pets. Shelter staff provide medical care, nourishment, exercise and love while actively pursuing forever adoptive homes; animals remain at the shelter until permanent guardians are found.

Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana, Inc.

Our Mission – “To empower people with disabilities” 

Primary Contact: Jim McCormick

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ILCEIN provides support and advocacy for individuals with disabilities who desire to live as independent a life as they choose.  Our staff help support our consumer’s efforts in realizing their life goals.  These life goals are established by our consumers and supported by our staff.

Interfaith Mission Center dba Community Food Pantry

Our Mission – To provide free food for our hungry neighbors.

Primary Contact: Rev. Eldon Harzman

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Begun in 1982 by 24 Richmond churches, multiple times each week we are open to assist our hungry neighbors.

Ivy Tech Foundation

Our Mission – We partner with donors to invest in Ivy Tech Community College students, faculty, and programs to build stronger communities and a better Indiana.

Our Vision – We aspire to be the best two-year college foundation in America and to be recognized as such by donors as stewards of their philanthropy; by students, faculty, and staff as a significant source of support for excellence and opportunity; and by peers as a model of efficiency, effectiveness, and vision.

Primary Contact: Brandi Jackson

Jacy House

MISSION: Through forensic interviews, advocacy, and education, JACY House will create an environment for children and families that is child-centered and trauma-informed, so that healing can begin.

Where voices are heard, healing starts, and hope is restored.

Primary Contact: Amanda Wilson

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VISION: Protect and nurture our children to strengthen our community.

Joseph Moore Museum

The Joseph Moore Museum inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.

Primary Contact: Heather Lerner

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Using a model of learning by teaching, the undergraduate students and Earlham college faculty at the Joseph Moore Museum provide collections-based STEAM education experiences for the community.

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed.

Primary Contact: Melissa Davis

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Junior Achievement’s volunteer-supported, kindergarten-12th grade learning experiences foster work and career-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students in our community to dream big and reach their potential.

Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site (Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites)

Mission: To serve as a catalyst for informal lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things.; Vision: Be the leader in informal lifelong learning that is recognized, sought-after and celebrated regionally, nationally and globally.

Primary Contact: Joanna Hahn

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The Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site interprets the story of anti-slavery Quakers Levi and Catharine Coffin who assisted over 1,000 freedom seekers through the Underground Railroad.

Model T Ford Club of America/Model T Museum

Our Mission – To preserve and promote the Model T for future generations by educating people on the history of the car that put America on wheels.

Primary Contact: Rachel Hughes

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Annually about 4,000 people flock to the museum from all over the world to experience the immersive exhibits that include over 40 vehicles and hundreds of 1920’s era artifacts and memorabilia. Our galleries include a 1920’s showroom and working vintage garage and our collection includes Model Ts, Fordson tractors and a Pietenpohl airplane powered by a Model T engine.

Morrisson-Reeves Library

Our mission: To connect people to information, inspiration, and infinite opportunities.

Our vision: Be a vibrant, vital community resource for imagination and growth.

Primary Contact: Jenie Lahmann

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Libraries are so much more than a place to borrow books. They are cultural centers, hubs for the arts, welcoming to every segment of society, purveyors of knowledge, and champions for youth. Our library offers services and products that level the intellectual playing field. We welcome people of any income level or background to access high-quality information, to use computers, or to borrow what they want at no cost. Our local library ensures that knowledge and technology are available to everyone, not just to those who can afford their own.

Neighborhood Health Center

Neighborhood Health Center’s mission is to promote health and wellness through access and affordability for all members of our community, especially those who need us most. We are a nonprofit organization striving for high-quality care and patient satisfaction through a professional, integrated, team approach. With our affordable options, we aim to create access that promotes prevention and continuity of care.

Primary Contact: Carrie Miles

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We are a community health center that exists to provide quality, respectful care to our community regardless of their ability to pay. We take great pride in the work that our team members are doing and their commitment to our patients. We provide primary care, mental health services, transportation and medication assistance and connect patients to other organizations in the community.

Noah’s Ark Day Care

Our mission: To provide a safe and loving environment for meeting the developmental needs of children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Our hands-on activities help children grow socially, physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.

Primary Contact:  Paula Murphy

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Our impact is to provide care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We hope to help mold them into model citizens and to prepare them for the future of school and beyond. Being able to provide quality care gives the families a place to take their children while they work and know they are being cared for.

Open Arms Ministries

Open Arms is a diverse faith-based coalition which provides crisis assistance and tools for life management to lessen the suffering of those living in poverty. In collaboration with other ministries and organizations in our area, Open Arms offers hope and encouragement to those we serve.

Primary Contact: Sharlene George

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At the core of our work is financial assistance for persons facing eviction from rental housing, or who are in danger of utility shut-offs (electricity, natural gas, water, sewer/sanitation). Our goal is to keep families housed with lighting, heating, and drinking water.

Refuge Of Hope Richmond

Our Mission – Psalm9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed a refuge in times of trouble.

Primary Contact: Briget McFadden

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We shelter women and women with children who are displaced with no where to go. We are a temporary shelter but we offer a program called The Next Step Program where we help the residents to remove any barrier that keeps them from obtaining a new life and a fresh start. Whether its getting an ID, Birth Certificate, GED, Drivers License, past due utilities, employment, whatever we can help remove we do. We also help with Life Skills, offer Bible Study, Counseling, and we utilize our local resources.

Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church and Community Center, Inc.

The mission of Reid Center is to preserve the historical Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church building for use as a center for community activities.

Primary Contact: Ray Ontko

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We envision Reid Center, in its quest to become a cultural venue of choice, will serve as both an educational and historical destination for visitors and a source of community pride.

Richmond Art Museum

Mission: A community enriched through art.

Primary Contact: Shaun Dingwerth

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To inspire an appreciation and love for art through education, diversity, history, and culture.

Richmond Civic Theatre, Inc.

Mission: Creating live community theatre experiences that engage, entertain, educate, and enlighten. Vision: Energize our community to be a thriving center for artistic culture and experiences.

Primary Contact: John Faas

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We produce 8-9 full scale theatrical productions each season between our Main Stage and Stage One Youth Series. Our programming reaches over 10,000 patrons per year.

Richmond Community Orchestra

RCO’s mission is to encourage lifelong musicianship and appreciation of orchestral music in Richmond, Indiana, and the surrounding area through regular practice and performance.

Primary Contact: membership@rcoindiana.org

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RCO pursues our mission through two main programs, the community orchestra, which is free and open to musicians of all ages and abilities. The orchestra often partners with other local non-profit organizations to offer free community concerts. Second is the Strings Initiative Program, in which we provide free violins, equipment, music, and group music lessons for area elementary students in partnership with local youth non-profit organizations, such as the Townsend Community Center.

Richmond Family YMCA

Our Mission – To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Primary Contact: Misty Hollis

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Our focus is in three areas. We promote and create opportunity for health and wellness improvements, support early experiences with Youth Sports and provide licensed Child Care services in Wayne and Union Counties.

Richmond Friends School

Richmond Friends School is committed to providing a quality educational experience for each child, creating an environment that nurtures individual intellectual, emotional, creative, spiritual, and physical gifts within a community that is explicitly framed by principles of the Religious Society of Friends.

Primary Contact: development@richmondfriendsschool.org

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Richmond Friends School is a Preschool-8th grade independent Quaker school founded in 1971. Our multi-aged classrooms are purposefully designed to have low student to teacher ratios allowing for customized instruction, expectations and assessments tailored to the academic and social needs of each individual child. Students are challenged to solve problems critically and collaboratively in a rich and nurturing community where faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and students are all important partners in the dynamic process of learning. Our graduates go on to be life-long learners and compassionate citizens committed to making the world a better place. Though founded on Quaker Principals, Richmond Friends School does not provide religious instruction. RFS respects and welcomes students of every race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Richmond Parks and Recreation

The Richmond Parks and Recreation Department provides for the positive development and well-being of the Richmond community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational programming and facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers and partners in the community to maximize all available resources.

Primary Contact: Denise Retz

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Our goal is to improve and impact the quality of life for the community of Richmond and Wayne County. We serve all those who visit each and every 1,100 acres and 22 parks. We serve baseball players, swim lesson participants, pickleball players, horseshoe throwers, family reunion goers, golfers, organizations that raises funds to keep their missions alive, Farmers and Artisan Vendors, Disc Golfers, Veterans, Jazz lovers, runners, cyclists and walkers, fishermen, dog lovers and their fur babies, community orchard pickers, seniors recreated at the center in various capacities far to many to mention, rose garden visitors, concert goers, spray plaza users, boat and dock renters, First Tee participants, JUKO campers, those who pop up a picnic in a park, countless partners that we allow to rent shelters and cabins for FREE for meetings and events, all ages, all abilities to help our community thrive because that is what we do and who we are and we need your help to continue!

Richmond Rose Garden, Inc.

Our Mission is to honor Richmond’s rose legacy with a beautiful environment for all to enjoy.

Primary Contact: Beth Van Der Burgt

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We provide rose education for all generations, and foster a love of rose gardening. The Rose Garden is a respite space for our community to enjoy that is diligently cared for by many volunteers and private donations.

Richmond Senior Recreation Center

Our Mission – To provide opportunities for seniors to stay fit mentally and physically. 

Primary Contact: ajones@richmondindiana.gov

Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Inc

The mission of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival organization is to produce and promote an annual Shakespeare festival of the highest quality, including theatrical performances and educational opportunities, based in Richmond, Indiana.

Primary Contact: Ray Ontko

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Richmond Shakespeare Festival produces an annual Shakespeare festival including original productions of plays by or related to William Shakespeare. We also provide educational programming at Richmond High School, typically a live presentation of Romeo and Juliet for 9th graders from RHS and other schools in the county. Our free Shakespeare in the Park programming typically includes presentation of two free Shakespeare plays in Jack Elstro Plaza during the summer. Our combined audience for these events is about 2000.

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

The RSO shapes the cultural life of our region by delivering exceptional, inclusive musical experiences that enrich, entertain and educate.
Primary Contact: Monica Koechlein

Starr-Gennett Foundation

The Starr-Gennett Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and celebrating the legacy of Gennett Records and its parent organization, the Starr Piano Company.

Primary Contact: Amanda Wise

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Since 1991 the Foundation has been working to save this important legacy and foster worldwide appreciation for this remarkable piece of American popular music history.

 

Townsend Community Center, Inc.

Mission: To help improve the civic, educational, recreational, and economic lives of the children, families, adults, and individuals in Richmond and Wayne County regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, or political affiliation.

Primary Contact:Dr. Lucinda M. Wright

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Vision Townsend Community Center, Inc. is a viable all-purpose community center, an anchor to a revitalized north-end neighborhood by being an open, inclusive, welcoming center – a place where all can gather, learn, and have fun!

We provide programming & services to assist our clients to become self-sufficient. While collaborating with other applicable community resources to provide the pertinent wrap-around services necessary to meet our clients’ needs.

United Way of Whitewater Valley

United Way of Whitewater Valley is dedicated to making change in Wayne and Union Counties. We are a catalyst for change by supporting local nonprofits. We fund the programs of nonprofits that support the needs of our community across four focus areas: childhood success, youth success, economic mobility, and access to health.

Primary Contact: Tamara Brinkman

Wayne County Historical Museum

The Wayne County Historical Museum educates, promotes, collects, preserves, and interprets the rich heritage of Wayne County, Indiana and illustrates the county’s role in American and World Culture.

Primary Contact: Karen Shank-Chapman

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We interpret Wayne County History, ignite pride in place though a historical narrative and offer programs for K-12, families, and beyond.

Alex Painter

Questions about the Nonprofit Database?

Contact Alex Painter, Community Engagement Officer

Phone: 765-962-1638

Email: alex@waynecountyfoundation.org