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Wayne County Community Foundation

Investing in our future.

aka Wayne County Community Foundation   |   Honesdale, PA   |  http://www.waynefoundation.org

Mission

The Wayne County Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and investing in the future of Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Wayne County Community Foundation is to connect people with financial and non-financial resources to improve the quality of life for all people in Wayne County. Our mission is accomplished by providing leadership in community service; prudent stewardship of charitable contributions; and the equitable distribution of funds across our communities.

Ruling year info

1991

President/CEO

Ryanne Jennings

Main address

918 Church Street Suite F

Honesdale, PA 18431 USA

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EIN

23-2656896

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Wayne County Community Foundation is working to build endowed funds that will address the needs of our community now and into the future for years to come. We work with dozens of organizations and businesses to help support their philanthropic interests and meet their charitable giving goals. We also act as a fiscal sponsor for groups who are working to raise money for charitable causes but do not want to create their own nonprofit organization. Lastly, The Foundation works to provide small grants to nonprofit organizations that serve Wayne County residents and administer scholarships for Wayne County residents furthering their education after High School.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grantmaking

The Wayne County Community Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose primary goal is to build a charitable reserve of funds for the current and future needs of Wayne County.

The Foundation uses grant resources to support a wide variety of community organizations, empowering them where possible to thrive, grow and become self-sustaining.

In consideration of grant applications the Grant Committee and Board may give preference to the following:

The program that meets the greatest community need and assists the largest number of individuals
The applicant agency has not received a recent grant award
The applicant has submitted a quality proposal describing a specific need
The Foundation has funds available.
The Wayne County Community Foundation awards grants quarterly to non-profit agencies located in Wayne County that sustain and advance access to the arts, literacy, culture, community development, education, the environment, and health and human services.

In response to changing times, the Foundation may at any time redefine its areas of interest, designate new areas of focus, or address specific emergency needs of our communities and its citizens.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of training workshops

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, People with disabilities

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

in percentages

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Foundation serves the needs of the entire county, forming a space where a multitude of long- and short-range causes can be met, as well as a place where donors can create specific gifts to highlight their own concerns and interests. The Foundation strives to create a community pooling of assets that has the potential to benefit Wayne County for years and years to come; gifts that will give back forever.

Over these past three decades, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have created a variety of permanent charitable funds that help the county meet the constantly evolving challenges of changing times. The Foundation invests and administers these funds, using the returns to award grants, scholarships, and promote programs to a wide range of humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations.

When donors choose a community foundation as the vehicle for a donor advised fund for their
charitable giving, the whole community benefits. When donors choose to provide the community
foundation unrestricted funding to support our operations, the staff of the foundation, with our
expertise in fundraising, nonprofit management, and grant writing, can help support the nonprofit
organizations in our area do their work more effectively. The more assets under management at a
community foundation, the more money that goes out into our community in the form of grants,
scholarships, technical assistance, and training.

Each donor is unique, and were here to help you fulfill your charitable interests. Community
foundations are partners to donors, nonprofits, financial advisors, accountants and attorneys.

Financials

Wayne County Community Foundation
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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Wayne County Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ronald Jay Starnes

John Carmody

Ronald Jay Starnes

Peter Bochnovich

William Gershey

Sharon Herzog

James B. Kilgore

Sandra O'Neill Rickard

Gene Shultz

Alycia Schwartz

Jordan Ruden

Margaret Welker

Ethan Wood

Raymond Hamill

Warren Schloesser

Kimberly Oxholm

Sarah Draidfort

Jonathan Kline

Katherine Bryant

Andrea Lane Chapman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data