WCCF awards more emergency funding

WCCF awards more emergency funding
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The Wayne County Community Foundation, in conjunction with local private foundations, established the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund in March to support local nonprofit organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 response efforts. Recently, the WCCF awarded nearly $28k in a second round of grants.

                        

The Wayne County Community Foundation, in conjunction with local private foundations, established the Wayne County Emergency Response Fund in March 2020 to support local nonprofit organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 response efforts.

In the first round of grants, nine local nonprofit organizations received awards totaling $47,780.

WCCF announced additional grants totaling $27,988 have been awarded as follows:

—Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio received a $1,488 grant to purchase PPE sanitation supplies for fall/winter programs.

—American Red Cross-Wayne County received a $3,000 grant for COVID-19 antibody testing for Wayne County blood donors.

—Friendship Meals Inc. received a $3,000 grant to purchase food, containers/bags for pickup service and PPE for volunteers for the Free Hot Meal Service.

—Learn ‘N Play of Wooster received an $8,000 grant to construct three additional walls and reconfigure their classrooms as part of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

—Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning received a $5,000 grant for its Nuhop Respite Program.

—Salvation Army in Wooster received a $4,000 grant for the Salvation Army COVID Response Initiative.

—Vantage Aging received a $3,500 grant to purchase PPE for its Meals on Wheels of Northeast Ohio workers and volunteers as part of the COVID-19 response.

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. Since 1978 the foundation has awarded more than $84.5 million in the form of grants and scholarships from its 475 separate funds.

The Wayne County Emergency Response Fund was established to provide a limited number of one-time grants to nonprofit organizations addressing the emerging needs of the community including, but not limited to, support for lost wages, housing security, food security and expanding access to medical services. To date, $75,768 has been awarded to support COVID-19 response efforts. Applications are still being accepted, and nonprofit organizations can complete the online application at www.WayneCountyCommunityFoundation.org.


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