WCCF Announces 2016 Fall Grants

November 21, 2016

The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board of Trustees met in November and approved grant awards for the Fall competitive grant cycle. Seventeen organizations were awarded grants totaling $114,400 from some of the Foundation’s named community and field of interest funds:

The Christian Children's Home of Ohio received $7,500 from an anonymous community fund for the new Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) program.

The City of Rittman received $4,000 from the Andrew Berkey Fund to provide the  Rittman Police Department with updated TASER brand electronic restraint devices, batteries, and holsters.    

Community Action Wayne/Medina received $10,000 from the Marjorie B. Newland Memorial Fund and the Florence L. Rice Community Fund to provide program supplies to participants in the Getting Ahead - Building Resources for a Better Life program.

The Dalton Community Historical Society received $5,950 from the WCCF General Fund and the Margaret Hauenstein Memorial Fund to replace the main museum roof.

The Greenleaf Family Center received $5,000 from the Paul Leckrone Memorial Fund to provide focus groups to address challenges of the Deaf community.

Ida Sue School received $10,000 from the WCCF General Fund to purchase playground equipment to provide a playground environment that is accessible and sensory rich for all of their students.

Montessori School of Wooster Inc. received $5,000 from the WCCF General Fund to develop the Melissa Schultz Nature Preserve on Akron Road in Wooster. 

The Moreland Community Historical Society received $5,000 from the John G. Taggert Community Fund for Phase I of restoring and preserving the Moreland Church of God located in the village of Moreland.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc. received $7,500 from an anonymous community fund to provide assistance to underserved Wayne County youth to attend the week-long, Camp Invention STEM Enrichment program, during Summer 2017.

The New Leaf Center received $5,000 from the Earle and Ann Klosterman Family Community Fund and the Edward, Arlene and Kaye Maibach Community Fund for capital improvements to the New Leaf Center building.

The Orrville Area Boys & Girls Club received $17,000 from the Carl E. Congdon, Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund for their Growing for the Future Campaign to build a new state-of-the-art education facility.

The Orrville Area Development Foundation Inc. received $10,000 from the Carl E. Congdon, Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund for Orrville’s Front Door, a facility renovation campaign for the building that houses both the Orrville Area Development Foundation and the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce.

St. Paul Lutheran Church of Smithville received $2,000 from the Harold W. Picking Charitable Fund to provide a free Community Meal each Wednesday evening.

Wayne Center for the Arts received $3,000 from the General Fund to support the Arts for Elders: Classes for Wayne County Senior Citizens.

Wayne College-University of Akron received $12,000 from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund to purchase a 3D milling device and consumable supplies needed for the Wayne College MakerSpace / 3D Print Lab.

Wayne County ABLE/Wayne County Schools Career Center received $1,850 from the Lillian Steiner Community Fund to provide an Applied Mathmatics class as part of their program.

The Wayne County Underwater Search and Rescue Unit/Wooster Township Fire & Rescue Association received $3,600 from the Charles R. and Henrietta Yenne Fund and the Leonard Schnell Community Fund to provide training for new recruits and to replace dry suits.

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. Since 1978, the Foundation has awarded more than $63.5 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 395 separate funds.

Its 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 Sara Patton, WCCF Executive Director, for more information.

Competitive grant applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations should be submitted by March 1 and September 1 each year. The grant guidelines and online application are available on their website, www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org.

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