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GIVE 365 Wayne County Accepting Applications

January 4, 2017

GIVE 365 Wayne County, the dollar-a-day philanthropy initiative of the Wayne County Community Foundation, is accepting grant applications from area nonprofits. The focus for this year’s grant cycle, as voted on by the GIVE 365 membership, is on Drug Prevention in Wayne County.

In its inaugural year, GIVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Wayne County, Ohio. Members donate $365 a year, pool their money with others, and vote on both an annual grant making theme and grant recipients. GIVE 365 gives members the chance to actively participate in the grant process.

“GIVE 365 is a way for charitably inclined individuals and families to join together to make a greater impact with their philanthropic dollars, as well as to learn about the nonprofits who are making our communities better places to live and work” said Sara Patton, executive director of Wayne County Community Foundation. “It also gives nonprofit organizations a way to demonstrate, to a captive audience, their impact and their potential.”

Grants will fund programs or projects that address the drug epidemic in Wayne County through preventative measures. All grant applications must respond to this theme. Grant application must be completed online at www.WayneCountyCommunityFoundation.org by noon on March 1st. The membership of GIVE 365 will review the applications and make their recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Organizations may be asked to meet with the membership of GIVE 365 to respond to questions about their proposals.

With 44 current members, comprised of individuals, couples, families, and businesses, GIVE 365 will grant approximately $10,000 this first year, with an additional $10,000 set aside in a permanently endowed fund for future growth.

“It is our hope that as word begins to spread about this program, the membership of GIVE 365 will continue to grow so that we can make larger grants and have a greater impact on nonprofits in Wayne County” said Patton. “We believe that, working together, we can do more.”

For more information on GIVE 365 Wayne County, please contact the Community Foundation at 330-262-3877 or visit www.WayneCountyCommunityFoundation.org.

Since 1978, the Wayne County Community Foundation has been working to strengthen the community we all share. It is a nonprofit charitable community organization. Since inception, WCCF has awarded over $63 million in grants and scholarships back into the community.

See GIVE 365 Wayne County Grants for the online application.

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