About Us :: Wayne County Community Foundation
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About Us

Founded in 1991 by a group of dedicated community members, The Wayne County Community Foundation has deep roots in our community in Northeastern Pennsylvania.   The Foundation acts as a ‘one stop shop’ for philanthropic giving to support grants to local nonprofit organizations, scholarships and field of interest funds.  The Foundation continues to be invested in the idea that commnity foundations serve the needs of the entire county now and in the future. 

Individuals, families, businesses and organizations have created a variety of permanent funds that help the county meet the challenges of changing times.  The Wayne County Community Foundation invests and administers these funds and uses the returns to award grants, scholarships, and promote programs to a wide variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural organizations.

The Wayne County Community Foundation is listed as a charitable organization under 501(c)(3) of the Federal Tax Code.

Why Choose Us?

We know our community. When you choose to invest in the future of our community, you want to work with people who know the county, its organizations, its schools, its residents…its needs!  The board and staff all have deep roots in the community and have many years of devoted community service.

We help you achieve tax benefits.  Since our foundation is a 501(c3) charitable organization, contributions are eligible for the highest available tax-deductions.  In most cases, these tax benefits outweigh using your assets to establish your own private foundation.

We make set-up and administration easy.  Establishing a fund can be done in less time than it takes to open a bank account.  We take care of all the administrative and grantmaking activities, eliminating the need for you to set up a separate institution, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.  We save you precious time and money.

We share your interests.  We are here to help you become connected to the issues you care about most.  Your charitable interests and priorities are important to us because committed, caring citizens are so important to our community’s well-being.

We care about the future.  By setting up a fund, you have the ideal opportunity to create a legacy for yourself and for our area.