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49 Organizations Participate in Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match

Friday, September 18, 2020
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The Wayne County Foundation announced the organizations selected to participate in its 2020 Challenge Match Initiative. This year’s award will be the largest in the program’s nine year history.

Last year the Challenge Match generated over $1.8 million for 47 local non-profits, including $257,500 of match dollars made available by the Foundation and its Match Partners.

This year, $265,000 matching dollars are available for the initiative. “Our generous Match Partners enable us to support more organizations and are critical to the initiative’s success”, said Wayne County Foundation’s Executive Director, Rebecca Gilliam. Participating Match Partners include: Doxpop Charitable Giving Fund, First Bank Community Fund, Fund for Tomorrow, Reinke Donor Advised Fund, and Carla and Dave Stidham.

The 49 participating organizations will have the opportunity to receive funding from the Foundation up to their Match Goal, based on the gifts they receive from the community during the November 2 – 10, 2020, match period.

“The Challenge Match is critical this year. Our nonprofit organizations have continued to address the needs of our community through the COVID-19 pandemic while seeing loss of revenues due to canceled events and fundraisers. We hope all participating organizations are able to raise significant operating funds during with this initiative.

The following organizations were selected to participate in the Wayne County Foundation 2020 Challenge Match with their match goals:

Participating Organizations

Match Goal

2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond

$2,500

Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc.

$2,500

Amigos Richmond Latino Center

$5,000

Birth to Five

$5,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County

$10,000

Brighter Path Inc.

$2,500

Cambridge City Main Street

$2,500

Center City Development Corporation

$2,500

Christian Charities

$2,500

Circle U Help Center, Inc.

$10,000

Communities In Schools of Wayne County

$10,000

Community Christian School

$2,500

Cope Environmental Center

$10,000

Every Child Can Read

$5,000

Friends of Morrisson Reeves Library

$2,500

Gateway Hunger Relief Center

$5,000

Genesis of Richmond

$5,000

Girls Inc. of Wayne County

$10,000

Golay Community Center Inc.

$5,000

Good News Habitat for Humanity

$2,500

Hand-in-Hand Adult Day Care of Richmond, Inc.

$5,000

Hayes Arboretum

$10,000

HELP the Animals

$5,000

Hope House

$5,000

Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

$2,500

JACY House

$5,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana

$2,500

Model T Ford Club of America

$5,000

Natco Community Empowerment Center

$2,500

Open Arms Ministries

$5,000

Richmond Art Museum

$10,000

Richmond Civic Theatre

$5,000

Richmond Day Nursery

$5,000

Richmond Family YMCA

$5,000

Richmond Friends School

$10,000

Richmond Indiana Pickleball Inc

$2,500

Richmond Neighborhood Restoration

$5,000

Richmond Parks and Recreation

$10,000

Richmond Rose Garden

$5,000

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

$10,000

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

$10,000

Starr Gennett Foundation

$2,500

Sunrise, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center

$2,500

Townsend Community Center Inc.

$2,500

Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

$10,000

Wayne County Historical Museum

$5,000

Western Wayne Dollars for Scholars

$10,000

Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission, Inc.

$2,500

Williamsburg Area Community Center, Inc.

$2,500

More information about specific details of qualifying gifts is available on the Foundation’s website. Additional information may also be obtained by contacting Lisa Bates at lisa@waynecountyfoundation.org or by calling 765-962-1638.
 

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