For Wooster, Ohio area elementary school educators, the Albert "Koby" Kobilarcik Educational Fund, a component fund of the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF), has funds available to provide library materials and literacy teaching aids to elementary level public and private schools within the city limits of Wooster, Ohio and/or the service area of the Wooster City School District. This is to include, but is not limited to, the elementary education being provided by local public schools, local charter schools, and local faith-based schools. Students enrolled in home school programs are not eligible for grant awards from this Fund. For the Spring 2017 grant cycle, the maximum amount available for distribution is $800.
Grant application deadline is March 1, 2017 (by noon), for a decision by June 1, 2017.
The Albert "Koby" Kobilarcik Educational Fund was established in Koby’s honor, as a legacy, for his many contributions toward spreading the holiday spirit of Santa Claus throughout the Wayne County area and by personally displaying acts of giving, sharing, and caring to all he met. "Koby Claus" never missed brightening the halls of local nursing homes and the Wooster Community Hospital. Beginning in 1991, the Kobilarcik home was transformed each year into a holiday wonderland with large Christmas window displays filled with animated mannequins and puppets. This Fund is to be used for educational materials at the elementary level, where children still believe in the giving of the bearded, jolly fellow in the big red suit.
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. The Foundation has awarded more than $63.5 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 400 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.
If you have any questions regarding the WCCF grant guidelines or grant proposal application, please contact us at (330) 262-3877.« Back to General News Releases
Wayne County Community Foundation
517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691