WCCF Announces 2019 Fall Grants

November 22, 2019

The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board of Trustees met in November and approved grant awards for the Fall competitive grant cycle. Fourteen organizations were awarded grants totaling $220,409 from some of the Foundation’s named community and field of interest funds:

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank received a $5,000 grant from the William A. Foll, Sr. and Patricia K. Foll Community Fund to purchase food for Wayne County programs to help close the Wayne County meal gap.

Apple Creek Historical Society received a $12,000 grant from the Margaret Hauenstein Memorial Fund, the Earle and Ann Klosterman Family Community Fund, and the Marjorie B. Newland Memorial Fund to purchase library materials, furniture, etc. to provide a quality volunteer independent library within the Community Learning Center for the Apple Creek area.  

Community Action Wayne/Medina received a $25,000 grant from the John Kaylor Memorial Fund for the Rural Mobility Solutions-Access to the Future program to provide affordable countywide access to transportation.  

Doylestown Garden Club received a $909 grant from the WCCF General Fund for their Gazebo waterline installation.  

Green Local Schools received a $30,000 grant from the Florence L. Rice Community Fund for their track expansion project.  

Moreland Community Historical Society received a $21,500 grant from the WCCF General Fund for Phase I of the Hughes/Gilmor log cabin restoration.

The Musical Theater Project received a $6,000 grant from the Jeanne Heise Adams Community Fund and the Charles R. and Henrietta Yenne Fund for the Kids Love Musicals! special education residencies in Wayne County classrooms, including Wooster City, Orrville City, Triway Local and Green Local Schools, during 2019-2020.  

Norwayne Local School District received a $5,000 grant from the Lillian Steiner Community Fund and the Wayne County Community Memorial Fund to purchase a set of world percussion instruments.  

Triway Local School District received a $10,000 grant from an anonymous community fund for the Matching Music Funds II: Triway Band Program matching funds effort to purchase band instruments.  

United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties, Inc. received a $5,000 grant from the William A. Foll, Sr. and Patricia K. Foll Community Fund to create a Long Term Disaster Recovery Plan for Wayne County.

The Village Network received a $15,000 grant from an anonymous community fund for construction of a new playground at the Don Foster Center for Family Preservation.

Viola Startzman Clinic received a $50,000 grant from William A. Foll, Sr. and Patricia K. Foll Community Fund, the Harold and Lois R. Freedlander Community Healthcare Fund, the Tug and Alma Maibach Family Fund, the Mathur Family Community Fund, and an anonymous community fund to update/renovate the Wooster Clinic.

The Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association received a $10,000 grant from the John G. Taggert Community Fund to help implement the Pulsepoint Respond: Cellphone App Enabled Bystander CPR.

The YMCA of Wayne County received two grants totaling $25,000 from the Carl E. Congdon, Jr. and Susanna Congdon McIntyre Memorial Fund for the Orrville branch to update fitness center equipment and to complete the upgrades to the multi-purpose room.

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 $78 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 448 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 will increase the amount available for grants each year. 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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