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Nonprofit Resources

Through our donors and competitive grants programs The Van Wert County Foundation provides funding to nonprofits.  Annually, The Foundation provides $4-$5 million in funding to area nonprofits.  While grant-making is important, there are many other ways we assist nonprofits.

Van Wert County & the surrounding area is fortunate to have a strong and vibrant nonprofit community.  Supporting nonprofits and providing them with the resources they need to fulfill their missions is one of the important ways we work across our area.

Fall 2021 Grants Service Area

  • Arts – 3.6%

  • Youth Services – 10.7%

  • Community Development – 14.3%

  • Civic Services – 35.7%

  • Education & Scholarships – 35.7%

Fall 2021 Grants

  • City of Van Wert - Market Street Tree Islands

    Grant Total $11,000
    $‎ 2,576.00 Lee R. and Nellie Bonnewitz and Alice B. Andersen Memorial Fund
    $‎ 1,030.00 The Joan F. Jones Memorial Fund
    $‎ 1,607.00 Gardeners of Van Wert County Endowment Fund
    $‎ 5,286.00 Fred W. and Kathleen M. Wollenhaupt Memorial Fund
    $‎ 501.00 Richard G. and A. Kaye Bagley Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Leota Braun Charitable Foundation, Inc. - Willshire Museum Capital Updates

    Grant Total $5,000
    $‎ 5,000.00 The Gleason Fund
  • Lincolnview Local Schools - Steel Drum Band Program

    Grant Total $20,000
    $‎ 2,500.00 Frank W. Leslie Memorial Fund
    $‎ 17,500.00 Flickinger Memorial Trust
  • Old Fashioned Farmers Association - Old Fashioned Farmers Days

    Grant Total $1,500
    $‎ 1,500.00 John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund
  • Vantage Career Center - LPN-RN Transition Program

    Grant Total $50,000
    $‎ 50,000.00 Julie M. Strete and Lawrence Bert Strete Memorial Fund
  • VW Area Economic Development Corporation - Education on Location 2022

    Grant Total $1,500
    $‎ 1,500.00 The Gleason Fund
  • VW Area Economic Development Corporation - Van Wert Works

    Grant Total $3,600
    $‎ 360.00 Richard R. and Trina L. Shultz Memorial Endowment Fund
    $‎ 2,890.00 Mary Irene Eisenhauer Fund
    $‎ 350.00 William H. and Mary A. Hetrick Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Van Wert City Schools - Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

    Grant Total $1,000
    $‎ 1,000.00 Flickinger Memorial Trust
  • Van Wert City Schools - The Den Program

    Grant Total $1,000
    $‎ 1,000.00 Flickinger Memorial Trust
  • Van Wert City Schools - Christmas at the Goedde

    Grant Total $750
    $‎ 750.00 Associated Charities Fund
  • Van Wert Civic Theatre, Inc. - Building Concrete Updates

    Grant Total $7,800
    $‎ 1,758.00 Sarah J. Balyeat Memorial Fund
    $‎ 4,145.00 Kenneth and Jeanne W. Koch Memorial Fund
    $‎ 117.00 Carmody Family Memorial Fund
    $‎ 1,780.00 Allie and Vernon Evans Memorial Fund
  • Van Wert County 4-H - Van Wert County 4-H Camp Scholarships

    Grant Total $3,000
    $‎ 3,000.00 Glen Elwood Book Memorial Fund
  • Van Wert County 4-H - 4-H Program Summer Intern

    Grant Total $4,000
    $‎ 4,000.00 Glen Elwood Book Memorial Fund
  • Van Wert County 4-H - Black Inc. Awards

    Grant Total $8,000
    $‎ 8,000.00 Black, Inc. (L.G. Purmort Black, Inc. Fund and Mary Shackley Award)
  • Van Wert County Agricultural Society - Marketing Contractor Outsourcing

    Grant Total $25,000
    $‎ 25,000.00 John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund
  • Van Wert High School Robotics Team - Robotics Team Travel Funding

    Grant Total $2,500
    $‎ 2,500.00 Carmody Family Memorial Fund
  • Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District - Long Term Water Quality Study

    Grant Total $1,000
    $‎ 1,000.00 John D. and Nellie S. Ault Memorial Fund
  • Village of Convoy Historical Society - Annex Improvement

    Grant Total $5,000
    $‎ 2,300.00 Gertrude E. and Clarence L. Friedly Memorial Fund
    $‎ 2,700.00 Frank W. Leslie Memorial Fund
  • Delphos City Schools - Students and Staff Who Achieve Greatness

    Grant Total $1,000
    $‎ 1,000.00 Opportunity Fund
  • Science Central, Inc. - Science4U Outreach Program

    Grant Total $2,500
    $‎ 2,500.00 Clyde S. Fergus Memorial Fund
  • The Lima Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Storytime

    Grant Total $2,000
    $‎ 2,000.00 Ilo D. and Carlos E. Miller Memorial Fund