WCCF Announces The Women’s Fund 2022 Grant Awards

December 6, 2022

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 2022 grant awards from The Women’s Fund totaling $17,000. Based on the evaluations and recommendations from The Women’s Fund Advisory Committee, the WCCF Board of Trustees approved the following grant awards:

Girls on the Run of Stark County received a $5,500 grant for the Wayne County Girls on the Run Scholarship Program to provide assistance to girls that might otherwise not be able to participate. Through the programs, girls will learn to establish healthy habits, broaden their self-awareness, and develop a framework for setting and accomplishing goals.

Stewart’s Caring Place received a $2,000 grant to provide a wide range of nonclinical support to Wayne County women living with any stage of cancer, and to their families and caregivers, at no cost to those that they serve.

United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Inc. received a $5,000 grant for costs associated with Baby’s First Book and returned services, then database management, for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that gifts free books to children, ages 0-5 years.

Wooster Community Hospital Foundation received a $4,500 grant for the Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM) Certification Initiative for the Women’s Pavilion Labor and Delivery Nurses to be completed by Spring 2023.

Since its inception in 2013, The Women’s Fund has awarded $167,650 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 $103 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 535 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 Melanie Reusser Garcia, WCCF Executive Director, for more information.

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