Community Impact Through Giving
The Wayne County Foundation exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community
and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.
In 2022 , the Foundation was able to grant more than $2.3 million to our community because of the generosity of our donors. Your gifts enable the Foundation to address immediate needs and support future-focused projects that will help our community thrive.
The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce that among a pool of 68 highly competitive applicants, five Wayne County high school seniors have been selected as finalists for the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. They are: Hannah Cravens, Richmond...
In this blog Rebecca Gilliam, Foundation Executive Director, discusses the importance of charitable giving and strategies to help you get started. Charitable Giving It’s easy to get caught up checking boxes on our to-do list and forget the impact that giving and...
Each month, the Foundation will highlight a donor whose gifts are making a difference across Wayne County. For the month of August, we had a chance to speak with Barry and Carolyn MacDowell.
The MacDowells are long-time supporters of the Wayne County Foundation, and are the founders of three funds at the Foundation: the Barry and Carolyn MacDowell Family Fund, the Carolyn MacDowell, RN, Fund for Adult Day Care, and the Kevin Scott MacDowell Memorial Scholarship.
The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce that seventeen local organizations have been awarded a total of $153,050 through Grant Cycle II and other recent grant opportunities. Grants made through the Foundation’s Grant Cycles are designed to support local...