General Grants

Grants to Wayne County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for
Health, Human Services, Literacy, Education, and Arts

GrantWatch ID#: 175769
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Wayne County Community Foundation


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Grants to Wayne County, Pennsylvania nonprofits for programs that will improve the quality of life within the local community. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of education, community development, the environment, the arts, culture, literacy, health, and human services. Programs and projects are defined as follows:

1) Program

A program is defined as an effort intended to improve the understanding of a topic(s) or issue(s) of importance to the health, happiness, and/or well-being of the community, or an ongoing, interactive effort to address a target community need(s) by providing individuals with access to services that will improve their health, happiness, and well-being.

The Foundation encourages the following program proposals:

- Applications for seed money for new programs or new dimensions to existing ones;
- Applications for transitional funds for programs that have recently lost a secure source of funding and have a proven record of meeting community needs.
- Collaborative efforts among multiple agencies to address high priority community needs

2) Project

A project is defined as an effort to advance the effectiveness and/or operational growth of an applicant agency, or a program or initiative sponsored by the application through the acquisition of material and human resources and technology.

The Foundation encourages the following project proposals:

- Proposals for resources to significantly enhance an agency’s ability to operate effectively or improve services;
- Proposals that are integral to the success of new or existing program;
- Proposals for resources associated with new or newly renovated facilities.

Organizations meeting the following description may apply for a grant:

- Nonprofit charitable organizations exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Nonprofit agencies who serve the people of Wayne County
- Nonprofit organizations registered with the Pa. Bureau of Charitable Organizations

Not Funded:

- Multiple projects from an organization during the same year
- Advertising, public relations, or media events or expense
- Individual conferences and trips
- Agencies with taxing authority
- Public, private, or charter schools (See Grant Programs – Education)
- Scholarships (See Scholarships)
- Umbrella agencies for the purpose of re-granting
- Endowments
- Applications that have been denied in a previous grant cycle unless recommended by the Board’s Grants Committee
- Sectarian religious agencies unless event or activity is open to other denominations
- Deficit financing
- Routine operating expenses
- Political lobbying efforts or campaigns
- Organizations located outside Wayne County

Grantmaking Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

The Wayne County Community Foundation
214 Ninth St.
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: (570) 251-9993

Wayne County

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USA: Pennsylvania

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