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The Van Wert County Foundation believes that supporting purpose-driven projects, programs, organizations, and endeavors benefits and improves the well-being of those we serve. We strive to create a well-resourced and thriving quality of life for our community.

We administer trusts, grants, and bequests as directed by the donor (you) for the benefit of residents of Van Wert County, Ohio, and surrounding areas. The Van Wert County Foundation goes beyond only making grants that advance charitable activities. We transform quality of life by fulfilling purposeful endowments, inspiring collective growth, and building initiatives for the future.

Van Wert selected for BGSU’s R3 Initiative

We are proud to be selected to partner with BGSU’s Division of Research & Economic Engagement for the Reimaging Rural Regions (R3) Initiative! Van Wert, along with Gibsonburg and Marysville…
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Donating to the causes you care about not only benefits the charities themselves but can also be rewarding for you. Millions of people give to charity on a regular basis to support causes they believe in, as well as for the positive effect it has on their own lives.

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