The Wayne County Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation whose primary goal is to build a charitable reserve of funds for the current and future needs of Wayne County. The Foundation uses grant resources to support a wide variety of community organizations, empowering them to thrive, grow, and become self-sustaining.
The Foundation awards grants quarterly to nonprofit agencies located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania that sustain and advance access to causes such as (but not limited to) the arts, literacy, culture, community development, education, the environment and health and human services.
The Wayne County Community Foundation funds both programs and projects.
We define a program as an effort intended to improve the understanding of a topic(s) or issue(s) of importance to the health, happiness, and/or well-being of our community, or an ongoing, interactive effort to address a target community's need(s) by providing individuals with access to services that will improve their health, happiness, and well-being.
Some example program proposal that we encourage:
We define a project as an effort to advance the effectiveness and/or operational growth of an applicant agency, or a program or initiative sponsored by the application through the acquisition of material and human resources and technology.
Example project proposals that we encourage
Evaluation will be based on whether the program/project…
Some projects or programs that are NOT normally funded Through Discretionary Grants:
Eligible Agencies: Organizations meeting the following description may apply for a grant:
In consideration of grant applications, the Grant Committee and Board may give preference to the following:
In response to changing times, the Foundation may at any time redefine its areas of interest, designate new areas of focus, or address specific emergency needs of our communities and its citizens.
In order for grants to be reviewed in a timely fashion, the following quarterly due dates should be followed:
August 1st (Q1)
November 1st (Q2)
February 1st (Q3)
May 1st (Q4)
Prospective applicants are asked to review this website, especially the report of the last 5-years of grant awards, for information concerning this topic. You may of course call the Foundation office at 570.251.9993 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wayne County Community Foundation
214 Ninth Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
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