Vigran Family Foundation

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Vigran Family Foundation

Lifelong Richmond resident Stanley Vigran considered forming a private foundation as a way to support causes that were important to him and his family. As a former Wayne County Foundation board member, however, he understood there was a way to use the Foundation to achieve his goals with fewer complications.

By creating a supporting organization, called the Vigran Family Foundation, he and his family retained many of the benefits of a private foundation while leveraging many other benefits. In addition to a $1 million establishing gift in 2001, a very generous bequest came to the Vigran Family Foundation on Stan’s passing in 2004.

Today, the Vigran Family Foundation supports the charitable purposes of the Wayne County Foundation, and especially those advancing theater and the arts, higher education, healthcare, and Jewish causes.

Grants made through the Vigran Family Foundation in 2018

Achieva Resources Corporation

Amigos Richmond Latino Center

Beth Boruk Temple


Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County


Children’s Justice and Advocacy Center

Circle U Help Center

Communities In Schools of Wayne County

Community Food Pantry

Earlham College

Every Child Can Read

Gateway Hunger Relief Center

Genesis of Richmond,

Girls Inc. Wayne County

Goldman Union Camp

Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond

Hillel at Miami University

Hillel at Stanford University

Hillel at Tufts University

Hillel at the University of Rochester

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Jewish Historical Society

Indiana University East

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

International School of Indiana

Joseph Maley Foundation

Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


Miami University

Most Valuable Kids

Planned Parenthood of Indiana

Reid Health Foundation

Richmond Civic Theatre

Richmond Day Nursery

Richmond Parks and Recreation

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

Rockdale Temple

Second Helpings

Special Olympics Indiana – Wayne County

Stage One Youth Theatre at Richmond Civic Theatre

United Way of Whitewater Valley

Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

Wayne County Foundation

Wayne County Literacy Coalition

Wernle Youth and Family Treatment Center

Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission

Youth as Resources

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