Press Releases

VWCF awarded National Park Service grant

Ohio History Connection announces recipients of National Park Service grant Projects in Painesville, Piqua, Ravenna, and Van Wert receive funding through the National Park Service’s Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants…

VWCF Intends to Give $150,000 to Humane Society

The Van Wert County Foundation (VWCF) intends to give $150,000 in support of the Van Wert County Humane Society’s Building Project. The Van Wert County Foundation administers the 2021 grant…

Van Wert Forward Launches Community Survey 

The Van Wert Forward initiative lead by The Van Wert County Foundation is conducting an online survey to gather community input on what is most important to residents for the…

VWCF HOLDS 95th ANNUAL MEETING

During the 95th annual meeting of The Van Wert County Foundation’s Board of Trustees, they honored a retiring long-time trustee, selected a new member, designated scholarships to 303 area college…

RFQ Downtown Redevelopment Master Plan

Downtown Redevelopment Master Plan The Van Wert County Foundation is issuing a request to interested planning firms and professionals to submit their qualifications to provide a master development plan for…

VWCF announces Property Manager

The Van Wert County Foundation has recently hired Hall Block as Property Manager. Mr. Block will coordinate management efforts for all Foundation properties and will be deeply involved in the…

VWCF ANNOUNCES 2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Van Wert County Foundation’s Board of Trustees honored a retiring long-time trustee and selected a new board member at their December 2019 meeting. Mike Zedaker retired from the Board…

VWCF SPEARHEADS DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The Van Wert County Foundation has launched collective efforts along with other community development partners to expedite the restoration and preservation of core building assets in downtown Van Wert. This…

#GivingTuesday 2019 a Success

VWCF Matches Donations Made on #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday was December 3 it’s known as a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage…

VWCF ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Van Wert County Foundation’s Board of Trustees honored two retiring long-time trustees and welcomed two new board members at their Annual Meeting in June. Mike Cross retired from the…

Supporting Partner of MSVW

We are proud to be a Supporting Partner of Main Street Van Wert.  Our organization is proud to be a long-time resident of Main Street and grant to MSVW helping accomplish…

COA establishes endowment with VWCF

A new charitable endowment fund was created with The Van Wert County Foundation by the Van Wert County Council on Aging (COA). This fund helps to generate future income for…

Free Google for Nonprofits Training

Spread the word about your nonprofit’s mission, engage new supporters, fundraise in more ways online—do all this and more with Google for Nonprofits. Vantage Career Center and The Van Wert…

VWCF Accepting 2019 Grant Applications

The Van Wert County Foundation serves as a philanthropic vehicle for individuals, corporations, and organizations. The Foundation supports purpose, inspires growth, and builds the future by administering grants to charitable…

FPSMS19 seeks concession vendors

The 2019 Fountain Park Summer Music Series concerts will be announced soon and The Van Wert County Foundation is seeking non-profit organizations who are interested in concessions during these Friday…

VWCF CELEBRATES IMPACT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Seven local non-profit organizations dedicated time, money, and resources to the capacity building program. IMPACT was hosted by The Van Wert County Foundation and aimed at increasing the capacity of…

#GivingTuesday initiative update

The Van Wert County Foundation matches  #GivingTuesday gifts to endowment funds #GivingTuesday was November 27 it’s known as a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals,…

VWCF Offers IMPACT for 2nd Year

The Van Wert County Foundation is proud to offer a non-profit resources program, IMPACT: A Non-profit Capacity Building Program, for its second year. This program is aimed at increasing the…

Franklin Park Grand Opening

Franklin Park celebrates grand opening Several gathered Saturday morning (July 21, 2018) at Franklin Park for a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting to celebrate the park’s completion. While the…

15th Annual Young Artists’ Showcase

  More than 50 high school musicians put their talents on display during the 15th annual Van Wert County Young Artists’ Showcase held Sunday (February 4, 2018) afternoon in the…

VWCF Creates Nonprofit Capacity Building Program

The Van Wert County Foundation would like to introduce our Non-Profit Resources Program, known as IMPACT: A Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. We are excited to offer this program providing resources…

Franklin Park

The former Franklin Elementary School site is being transformed into a neighborhood park. Through funding from The Van Wert County Foundation, Scott & Nikki Niswonger, and Van Wert City Parks…
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