Press Kit for Nonprofit Organizations
Updated January 2022
The following is for you to use at your organization’s discretion. Please keep branding consistent with existing marketing when creating your materials. If you are in need of assistance or have any additional questions, please reach out to Alex Painter, Community Engagement Officer, at Alex@waynecountyfoundation.org or at (765)-962-1638.
Foundation Mission and History
The Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. 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.
The Wayne County Foundation was established in February 1979, after two years of planning by a group of forward-thinking, civic-minded citizens. Their goal was to create a permanent pool of capital with the flexibility to meet the community’s ever-changing needs.
The Wayne County Foundation was one of the first twelve community foundations in the state of Indiana. Today, there are nearly seventy-five community foundations across the state of Indiana, representing all ninety-two counties in the state.
In December 1979, $100,000 in assets from the Johnson Sheet Metal Company Foundation were given to the Wayne County Foundation following the sale of that company. One year later, the Foundation made its first grant and awarded its first scholarship.
Over the last forty years, the Foundation has awarded over $30 million in grants and scholarships.
For branding purposes, we would like your organization to use the provided application of our logo. If you have any questions on spacing or usage, please refer to the Foundation’s Logo and Style Guide.