Community Foundation Named a Top Foundation

January 27, 2022

Wooster, Ohio:

Crain’s Cleveland Business has released their 2022 Book of List, a one-stop resources containing exclusive data on companies and organizations throughout Northeast Ohio. This annual publication is a culmination of Crain’s year-round efforts to gather details on the top businesses in Northeast Ohio.

This year, Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) has been ranked 7th. Rankings of Foundations was based on the value of grants awarded.

While total giving by foundations was up 12 percent, the increase in giving was almost entirely driven by foundations in the top 10. In fact, WCCF’s giving increase exceeded 60%. Something only four other foundations, including Cleveland and Akron, were able to do during the pandemic.

“To be named by Crain’s Cleveland Business as a Top Foundation is a meaningful testament to the generosity of our donors,” says Melanie Garcia, Executive Director of the Foundation. “With all the uncertainty of the past few years, it is important that the Foundation be able to help so many of our nonprofit organizations continue the good work they do each and every day for the citizens of Wayne County.”

For 40 years, Crain’s Cleveland Business has been the trusted source for business news and information for Northeast Ohio’s top executives and business owners.

Since 1978, the Wayne County Community Foundation has been working to strengthen the community we all share. It is a nonprofit charitable community organization. Since inception, WCCF has awarded over $95.6 million in grants and scholarships back into the community. For more information about the Foundation call 330.262.3877 or visit 

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Wayne County
Community Foundation

517 North Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

Phone: (330) 262-3877
Fax: (330) 262-8057

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