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WHAT IS FORWARD WAYNE COUNTY?

Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that serves as a catalyst for change in Wayne County, Indiana. We are also a community development arm of the Wayne County Foundation.

Our role as backbone support is a critical condition for collective impact. In fact, the lack of a strong backbone is the number one reason that collective impact initiatives fail.

Our goal is to support a county-wide collective effort to attract, develop, and retain a highly competitive workforce to meet the current and future needs of our area businesses and industries.

Wondering what Collective Impact is?  Don’t worry, we wrote all about it in our article, Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County.

OUR IMPACT

Measuring what matters, this information helps decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities.

OUR PEOPLE

Improving the lives of our Wayne County residents through education and development.

OUR COMMUNITY

Improving our environment, neighborhoods, and the quality of life for our Wayne County residents.

OUR RESOURCES

Access useful guides, tools, and resources for service providers, community organizations, and partners.

On the Blog

The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

It's that time of the year where everyone talks about giving. Between Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday, and the approaching holidays, giving is on the minds of most people in the United States - especially us here at Forward Wayne County. There's a lot of talk about...

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Philanthropy in Our Community

Philanthropy in Our Community

Forward Wayne County is focused on giving this month. We asked Rebecca Gilliam, Executive Director of the Wayne County Foundation, to talk about philanthropy in Wayne County. November is one of my favorite months at the Wayne County Foundation. We pause to give thanks...

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