WCCF Announces The Women’s Fund 2021 Grant Awards

December 8, 2021

The Women's Fund was established to impact the lives of women and children in Wayne County, Ohio by directing resources to organizations that support the education of women and empower change and self-sufficiency.

The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) is pleased to announce the 2021 grant awards from The Women’s Fund totaling $45,000. Based on the evaluations and recommendations from The Women’s Fund Advisory Committee, the WCCF Board of Trustees approved the following grant awards:

United Way of Wayne & Holmes Counties, Inc. received a $15,000 grant for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program provides books for children from birth to 5 years old.

Wayne County Schools Career Center received a $30,000 grant, payable over two years, for the Women’s Empowerment program. The program is a workshop series with various topics to assist women in developing confidence to reach their next step goals.

Since its inception in 2013, The Women’s Fund has awarded $150,650 to benefit women in Wayne County.   

The Women’s Fund grant guidelines and online application are available at www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org. Competitive grant applications from nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that benefit women within the greater Wayne County, Ohio, area should be submitted by September 1 each year.

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 $95.6 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 505 separate funds. Donations to provide greater future grant opportunities can be made to The Women’s Fund, a component fund of WCCF, by individuals, families, businesses and service organizations. Contact Sara Patton, WCCF Executive Director, for more information.

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