The Wayne County Community Foundation released their Annual Report. Please take a moment to read through the report and see the progress that has been made in the last calendar year. We look forward to the year ahead!
The mission of the Wayne County Community Foundation is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for all people in Wayne County. The Foundation invests in our community by growing our permanent endowment, encouraging philanthropy and innovation, supporting charitable activities and assessing and addressing community needs.
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The Foundation along with our donor partners is committed to providing scholarships for seniors living in Wayne County. Starting in 1991, the number and scope of the scholarships continue to grow.
The Wayne County Community Foundation is proud to share our communities accomplishments with our latest news and updates on grants, scholarships, and news.
The O’Neill Society recognizes those donors who have invested in the future of our county by naming the Wayne County Community Foundation as a beneficiary of their estate plans.
The Wayne County Community Foundation uses grant resources to support a wide variety of community organizations, empowering them where possible to thrive, grow and become self-sustaining.
When most people think of charities, they envision a group of people interested in making a difference in a particular aspect of people’s lives.
In 1790, Ben Franklin, community servant and statesman, created a legacy that today reaches right into our own community! The Ben Franklin Fund represents one of the finest examples of what philanthropy is all about.
In 1991 a group of concerned citizens saw the need to establish a Community Foundation for Wayne County. Unlike the big national charities, they wanted to establish a charitable organization with deep roots in our community.
The individual funds created by our donors are the heart and soul of the Community Foundation. We invest the initial contribution and use the earnings to support the donor’s goal.
A Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that enables people to establish charitable funds. Your fund will be added to our other funds and managed professionally, thereby yielding a maximum return.