This year’s grant making focus for the Wayne County Community Foundation’s GIVE 365 program was “Mental Health and Wellness in Our Communities”. In May, the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) Board of Trustees approved GIVE 365 members’ grant recommendations totaling $22,600 to three nonprofit organizations:
$1,600 to the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio for Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Sensory Help in Schools. Christin Children’s Home and O’Huddle plan to work together to create sensory spaces for use by mentored students and adults.
$6,176 to The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties to help provide for a Homeless Outreach Case Manager to provide Adult Community Psychiatric Support Therapy service time to connect, assess, and refer homeless residents to mental health and support services in our community.
$14,824 to Viola Startzman Clinic for their Wooster Homeless Outreach Program where a small team of professionals and volunteers provides support at locations where the homeless population congregate.
The grant process is the heart of the GIVE 365 program. Since it was established in 2016, over $101,000 has been awarded in grants. Members submit ideas for an annual grant making theme; the ideas are posted online and decided by a majority vote of the membership. The grant application process is open to any nonprofit in Wayne County with a program or project that addresses the annual focus, with a grant application deadline of March 1.
A new cycle of GIVE 365 membership begins on July 1. Membership is open to anyone who wants to make Wayne County a better place by combining their charitable contributions with others to support nonprofit organizations. Members pay only a $1 a day – or $365 a year. Their gifts, pooled with those of other donors, can make a greater impact in Wayne County. To learn how you can become a member, call the Foundation at 330-262-3877 or visit www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org.
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 $100 million in grants and scholarships.« Back to General News Releases