Award Nominations

Think about it…  aren’t there people involved with your nonprofit or within your circle who deserve to be recognized for the amazing things they do for the community? Folks who give of themselves, of their talents and of their financial resources.

 Nominating them for the Charles Rodefeld Award for Leadership in Philanthropy and the Community or the Ruth J. Wickemeyer Award for Community Service won’t take much of your time but it will create a lasting ‘thank you’ for that special person. 

Click here to read about the awards and see past recipients.  

Click on the links below to review the award criteria and to nominate deserving people.


Grant Applications

The Foundation is now only accepting online grant applications - click here to access the application website

April Cycle Application due April 3!

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Gifts That Give Back

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Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts

Gift Planning Tools

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with Planned Giving and
Estate Planning.

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Upcoming Events:

RSVP now for the Non-Profit Networking Luncheon!

All Aboard Event

Nonprofits wishing to learn more about participating can click here for details about the May 7th event!

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Steve Borchers

36 Years of Giving
Thirty-six years ago good people in Wayne County formed our community foundation. They were the guardians of our future. Thanks to their efforts, we now have millions of dollars in assets to support our community today.

Our past guardians were wise and good and generous... and we are grateful to them. It is now up to us to make sure the next generation will be as fortunate.

Please give generously to the future.

The Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. 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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2014 New Funds

See what new funds were created in 2014!

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Gil Klose

When Gil Klose gives, he gives quietly never
asking for attention or public praise but his
giving did not go unnoticed by his children
Kevin, Christopher and Megan. As years passed and birthday and Christmas gifts became harder to buy, his children decided to honor their father's decades of generous giving by establishing the Gilbert Klose Endowment Fund at the Foundation.

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