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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:

Organization

Type of Support

Amount

2nd Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond

To purchase new cat isolation cages

$4,000.00
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

$4,079.00

Animal Care Alliance

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

$4,000.00

Birth to Five

In support of Parent Educator training and materials

$5,000.00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County

To purchase new equipment for game rooms

$10,000.00

Brighter Path Inc.

In support of scholarship program for children

$5,000.00

Child-Adult Resource Services, Inc.

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

$1,000.00

Christian Charities

In support of Backpack Blessings program

$2,500.00

Circle U Help Center, Inc.

In support of architect fees for facility addition

$1,500.00

Communities In Schools of Wayne County

In support of the site coordination program

$15,000.00

Cope Environmental Center

In support of Traveling Toddler Time program

$7,500.00

Every Child Can Read

In support of Third Grade Academy

$10,000.00

First United Methodist Church Richmond

In support of a community garden

$2,284.00

Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library

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

$2,000.00

Gateway Hunger Relief Center

To purchase a walk-in freezer and cooler

$7,000.00

Girls Inc. Wayne County

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

$5,100.00

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

In support of the Healthy Food for Families program

$7,000.00

Good News Habitat for Humanity

To support warehouse renovation

$7,500.00

Hagerstown Nettle Creek Players

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

$7,500.00

Hayes Arboretum

In support of lighting upgrades at the Arboretum facility

$7,719.00

HELP the Animals

In support of computer and printing equipment upgrades

$4,000.00

Independent Living Center of Eastern Indiana

To purchase assistive devices for continued independence

$10,000.00

Ivy Tech Foundation

In support of Ivy CARES program

$2,500.00

JACY House

To purchase materials for a new body safety program

$3,620.00

Junior Achievement of Eastern Indiana

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

$2,500.00

Main Street Centerville

In support of a community kiosk

$1,600.00

Richmond Art Museum

In support of the Robert Indiana exhibition

$5,000.00

Richmond Civic Theatre

In support of a facilitated strategic plan review

$3,000.00

Richmond Day Nursery

To purchase musical instruments

$442.00

Richmond Friends School

To purchase radios and locks for school emergency preparedness

$4,000.00

Richmond Parks and Recreation

In support of Children's Art Programming

$9,000.00

Richmond Symphony Orchestra

In support of the Concert Series

$3,500.00

Special Olympics Indiana - Wayne County

In support of the bowling program

$3,600.00

Townsend Community Center

In support of a drug education program

$2,731.00

Wayne County Cardinal Greenway

To purchase a brush chipper

$6,000.00

Wayne County Historical Museum

To support preservation and exhibition of artifacts

$5,000.00

Wayne County SWCD

In support of Conservation Days

$2,000.00

Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Inc

In support of land preservation

$4,000.00

Women's Workshop Richmond

To purchase tools and supplies

$5,000.00

More information about the Foundation’s Challenge Match and Key Initiative grant cycle will be available soon. Please visit the Foundation’s Web site (www.waynecountyfoundation.org) 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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