#GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, was celebrated recently across the globe and throughout the local community. The Van Wert County Foundation commemorated the day by matching donations made to endowed community organization funds. The funds were established by community non-profit organizations so they may operate in perpetuity. 

The Van Wert County Foundation celebrated giving by matching donations (up to $10,000 per fund) made to VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds on #GivingTuesday. Individuals and businesses donated to one or multiple VWCF Charitable Organization Endowment Funds, essentially doubling the gift with the match. Those who gave to The Van Wert County Foundation’s #GivingTuesday initiative donated online and brought donations to the office.

The initiative was a success with a total preliminary endowed amount of $186,675.92  including the  VWCF match.

Plans for #GivingTuesday 2022 (November 29, 2022) are already in the works.

Charitable Organization Community Funds Raised for EndowmentVWCF MatchTotal to Endowed Fund
Crestview Heritage Board Endowment Fund$10,000.00$10,000.00$20,000.00
Lifewise Academy Endowment Fund$17,680.00$10,000.00$27,680.00
Friends of 4H Fund$6,925.00$6,925.00$13,850.00
NPAC Permanent Endowment Fund $2,650.00$2,650.00$5,300.00
PLC Health Clinic Endowment Fund $12,575.00$10,000.00$22,575.00
Van Wert Civic Theatre Endowment Fund$5,635.00$5,635.00$11,270.00
Van Wert Co. Council on AgingEndowment Fund $12,585.92$10,000.00$22.585.92
Van Wert Co. Fairgrounds Endowment Fund$10,000.00$10,000.00$20,000.00
Van Wert Co. Historical SocietyEndowment Fund $12,625.00$10,000.00$22,625.00
Wassenberg Art Association Endowment Fund$455.00$455.00$910.00
Wee Care Learning Center Trust$9,940.00$9,940.00$19,880.00
Grand Totals$101,070.92$85,605.00$186,675.92