• Connect to Something Bigger - Connect to Your Community

    Connect to Something Bigger - Connect to Your Community

    The best place to leave a legacy is in your own backyard–the community where you’ve lived, worked, raised a family, and watched people dream big dreams.

  • There Are Various Ways You Can Start Making A Difference

    There Are Various Ways You Can Start Making A Difference

    Giving has never been so important–or easy! There are various ways to work with WCCF to start making a difference in Wayne County. Choose the path that’s right for you.

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  • Hundreds of Students Receive Thousands of Scholarship Dollars Each Year

    Hundreds of Students Receive Thousands of Scholarship Dollars Each Year

    We give back to our community in many ways, including awarding scholarships to local students. Apply for a scholarship today!

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  • Emergency Response Fund

Charitable Giving Deduction in 2021! A charitable deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 permitted for joint filers) is available when you make a charitable gift in 2021 and take the standard deduction when filing your taxes. This deduction is an “above the line” adjustment to income, reducing your adjusted gross income (AGI) and taxable income. The charitable gift(s) must be cash and must be made to a public charity – cannot go to a donor advised fund (DAF) or private foundation, and can be given anytime from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.


When you invest in Wayne County, you transform dreams into realities by supporting non-profit arts, civic, cultural, educational, environmental, faith-based, health, and human service organizations.

Your Involvement Impacts Wayne County for Generations

The Wayne County Community Foundation is a charitable community organization that accepts contributions, creates and administers funds, and makes grants for the benefit of the people of the greater Wayne County, Ohio area. We manage and invest over 485 separate funds, investing these endowments with awards of over $94.5 million in grants and scholarships.

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Connections in Wayne County

Investments big and small all make a tremendous impact in our community. Our foundation offers several entry points for donors and budding philanthropists to begin putting their hard earned dollars to work for the betterment of our community. Explore these giving options to get started.

How to Give

Calendar of Events

September 1, 2021

WCCF Fall Competitive Grant Cycle Deadline

September 1 is the application deadline for online grant proposal submissions for the WCCF Community Grants, the Laura B. Frick Charitable Trust, The Women's Fund, and the Wayne County Children's Resource Fund.

September 6, 2021

WCCF Office Closed - Labor Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021.

October 13, 2021

WCCF Annual Dinner

The 2021 WCCF Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Greystone Event Center in Wooster. Details to follow.

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Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-3877
Fax: (330) 262-8057
Email: wccf@sssnet.com

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