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Wayne County Foundation Wards $95,675 in Spring Grant Cycle

Friday, May 24, 2019
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The Wayne County Foundation has awarded $195,675 to fourty local organizations in support of programs or projects designed to enhance the spirit of the community and improve the quality of life across Wayne County.

“The wide range of projects and initiatives proposed for this cycle was especially impressive,” said Steve Borchers, the Foundation’s executive director. “We have no doubt that the ones selected for funding will have a meaningful impact on our community.”

All of the Foundation’s community grantmaking is made possible by income from unrestricted and endowed field-of-interest funds.

This is the complete list of grant awards approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors at its May meeting:


Type of Support


2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond

To purchase new cat isolation cages

Achieva Resources Corporation, Inc. In support of materials for developmental assessment screenings $2,500.00

Amigos, The Richmond Community Center

To purchase new materials for the English as a Second Language program


Animal Care Alliance

In support of the spay and neuter program for feral cats in Richmond


Birth to Five

In support of Parent Educator training and materials


Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County

To purchase new equipment for game rooms


Brighter Path Inc.

In support of scholarship program for children


Child-Adult Resource Services, Inc.

In support of the paid Work Experience program for individuals with disabilities


Christian Charities

In support of Backpack Blessings program


Circle U Help Center, Inc.

In support of architect fees for facility addition


Communities In Schools of Wayne County

In support of the site coordination program


Cope Environmental Center

In support of Traveling Toddler Time program


Every Child Can Read

In support of Third Grade Academy


First United Methodist Church Richmond

In support of a community garden


Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library

In support of an event to promote Wayne County's Civil War History


Gateway Hunger Relief Center

To purchase a walk-in freezer and cooler


Girls Inc. Wayne County

In support of a quarterly workshop series entitled Girl Talk-Strong, Smart and Bold


Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

In support of the Healthy Food for Families program


Good News Habitat for Humanity

To support warehouse renovation


Hagerstown Nettle Creek Players

In support of the 2019 Nettle Creek Players Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season


Hayes Arboretum

In support of lighting upgrades at the Arboretum facility


HELP the Animals

In support of computer and printing equipment upgrades


Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

To purchase assistive devices for continued independence


Ivy Tech Foundation

In support of Ivy CARES program


JACY House

To purchase materials for a new body safety program


Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana

To purchase JA classroom kit materials for students in Wayne County schools


Main Street Centerville

In support of a community kiosk


Richmond Art Museum

In support of the Robert Indiana exhibition


Richmond Civic Theatre

In support of a facilitated strategic plan review


Richmond Day Nursery

To purchase musical instruments


Richmond Friends School

To purchase radios and locks for school emergency preparedness


Richmond Parks and Recreation

In support of Children's Art Programming


Richmond Symphony Orchestra

In support of the Concert Series


Special Olympics Indiana - Wayne County

In support of the bowling program


Townsend Community Center

In support of a drug education program


Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

To purchase a brush chipper


Wayne County Historical Museum

To support preservation and exhibition of artifacts


Wayne County SWCD

In support of Conservation Days


Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Inc

In support of land preservation


Women's Workshop Richmond

To purchase tools and supplies


More information about the Foundation’s Challenge Match and Key Initiative grant cycle will be available soon. Please visit the Foundation’s Web site ( or contact Lisa Bates at 962-1638 for additional information.

The Wayne County Foundation exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.

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