How You Can Give

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.



How to Give

Start Your Own Fund

You may start a fund with a minimum of $10,000 ($20,000 for a scholarship fund). If you do not have $10,000 to start with but are still interested in beginning a fund, you can open a $2,000 Acorn Fund. Contribute $2,000 each year for five years until you reach the minimum amount. 

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Schedule a Meeting

Sit down with a member of our team to talk about your goals for how you want your investment to make a difference in the community.

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Review Fund Document

We’ll prepare the details of your fund for you to review. If you approve of the details, you’ll sign the fund document to make the fund official.

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Start Changing Wayne County for the Better

After you’ve made your initial contribution to your fund, the foundation will provide you with a quarterly financial statement.

Give a Dollar a Day through GIVE 365

If you want to start making a difference in Wayne County but aren’t ready to start your own fund, consider joining area philanthropists in the GIVE 365 program, in which you give a dollar per day.

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Be a Philanthropist for $365 a Year

Donate $365 all at once or in quarterly payments. Sign up and give online today!

Give Online


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Pool Your Money with Others

Join over 100 other current members, couples, and families as you determine the annual grant making theme and select grant recipients.


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Strengthen the Community

Half of the pooled contributions are put into a permanent endowment fund and the other half is set aside to be given each year.

Contribute to an Active Fund

You can make a difference in Wayne County by contributing to one of our active campaigns. You may also make a gift to any of over 495 active funds.

Give Online to a Fund

Plan Your Gift

Estate planning ensures that your philanthropic interests are carried forward for generations to come. Talk to a member of our team about bequests and planned giving.

Contact Us

Wayne County
Community Foundation

517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-3877
Fax: (330) 262-8057
Email: [email protected]

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