WCCF Announces 2012 Spring Grants
June 21, 2012
The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board of Trustees met in May and approved the following competitive grants:
Apple Creek Historical Society was granted $2,500 from the Margaret Hauenstein Memorial Fund to help construct a building, that resembles a barn, to provide for a community learning center.
Learn ‘N Play of Wooster was granted $2,840 from the Charles R. and Henrietta Yenne Fund to replace 10 cribs to meet new federal standards.
Northwestern High School was granted $3,500 from the WCCF General Fund to support Skype 4 Life, a student created proposal, to purchase netbooks for children at Akron Children’s Hospital to allow patients to keep in contact with family, friends, and classrooms, through Skype, while in the hospital for treatment.
Orrville City Schools was granted $2,333 from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund for Orrville High School to purchase a Guralp Seismic Sensor, a back-up battery and two flat screen monitors for the S.H.A.K.E.E. (Students Honing and Acquiring Knowledge of Earthquake Education) Project, which involves constructing a seismic vault, to teach science with a real world application.
Orrville Historical Society was granted $2,500 from the Margaret Hauenstein Memorial Fund to organize and preserve numerous artifacts that are currently housed in several Orrville locations.
Orrville YMCA, Inc. was granted $13,500 from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund for fire alarms and handicap doors in two additions currently under construction at the Orrville facility.
University of Akron/Wayne College was granted $5,000 from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund for their iPads for Access program to improve ease of access to classroom content, activities, and materials for students with disabilities.
Wayne Growth Partnership was granted $7,000 from the WCCF General Fund for the Fund For Our Economic Future (FFEF) Northeast Ohio Economic Development Initiative.
The Wooster Township Fire and Rescue Association was granted $3,500 from the John G. Taggert Community Fund to help purchase two Zoll Auto Pulse mechanical CPR devices for the Advanced Life Support ambulances.
Total disbursements granted from this grant cycle were $42,673.
The WCCF is a not-for-profit charitable community organization established in 1978 to accept contributions, create and administer funds, and make grants for the benefit of the people of the greater Wayne County area. Over $50 million have been awarded in the form of grants and scholarships from its 326 separate funds.
The community and field of interest funds permit the WCCF Board of Trustees to be responsive to the changing needs of the community. Donations to these funds by individuals, families, businesses and service organizations allow for greater future grant opportunities. Contact Ferenc Relle, WCCF Executive Director, for detailed information.
Competitive grant applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations are accepted March 1 and September 1 each year.
Grant guidelines and application forms are available at the Foundation or on their website, www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org.« Back to News
A group of residents established a non-profit organization named Green Township Historic Preservation Society, (GTHPS) to not only keep the wrecking ball away from the Greene Middle School building, but to preserve this historic icon and turn it into a community center.