Grant Application

The Wayne County Community 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.

To learn more about the kinds of grants the Wayne County Community Foundation issues, please visit our Grantmaking page.

Ready to apply for a grant? Review the following bullet points and then click the button below when you're ready to be directed to our easy to use application portal.

You will need to have the following information ready:

  • Please Note: Once you submit your application, you will not receive a copy of your work. Please copy and paste your responses from a word processing program if you wish to retain a copy. 
  • What is the name of your organization?
  • How much in grant funding are you requesting? (Note: The Wayne County Community Foundation typically grants up to $5,000. If your request is larger than this amount, please contact us directly to discuss your project at info@waynefoundation.org)
  • Tell us a little bit about your organization
  • Tell us about the project/program for which you're requesting grant funding
  • Who will your project/program serve, how will it make Wayne County a better place?
  • What other sources of funding do you have for this project/program?
  • How do you plan to continue funding this project/program? Does it need continued funding?
  • What is your project/program's budget?
  • Have you received grant funding from the Community Foundation in the past? If so, when?
  • Upload a copy of your tax-exemption status paperwork (The Wayne County Community Foundation only makes grants to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. An IRS Determination letter, a current 990, and your nonprofit incorporation documents are all acceptable examples. We only need one to verify your status.)


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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)