Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Van Wert County Foundation?

    The Van Wert County Foundation is a community non-profit (501c3) foundation that administers trusts, grants, and bequests as directed by the donor 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 the quality of life by fulfilling purposeful endowments, inspiring collective growth, and building initiatives for the future.
  • What does the Van Wert County Foundation do?

    The Van Wert County Foundation goes beyond only making grants that advance charitable activities. We transform the quality of life by fulfilling purposeful endowments, inspiring collective growth, and building initiatives for the future. We do this through integrity, leadership, collaboration, and stewardship.
  • Is the Van Wert County Foundation hiring?

    VWCF tradition is one of stewardship with integrity, leadership, and collaboration, as we continually work with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to provide resources that transform the quality of life in our community. We are committed to providing our employees with the necessary developmental and technological tools to continue to meet our high service standards. Visit our careers page for employment opportunities.
  • How do I become a donor?

    We’re so glad you asked. Give our office a call, and we will set up a meeting to walk you through the process – 419-238-1743.
  • How do I apply for a grant?

    VWCF was incorporated on September 15, 1925, for the purpose of receiving charitable contributions, investing the same, and using the income to further philanthropic activities in our area. The Van Wert County Foundation transforms quality of life by supporting purposeful endowments, inspiring collective growth, and building initiatives for the future. Visit our Grant Application Guidelines to learn more.
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

    For the 2020-2021 academic year, 239 scholarship recipients received a combined total of over $884,000 dollars provided through funds established for scholarship purposes. Visit our Scholarship Guidelines page to learn more. 
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