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Our Recent Press Releases
Forward Wayne County Announces Mystery on Main Trail
Forward Wayne County (FWC) is pleased to announce the launch of Mystery on Main – a new historical trail created in partnership with Wayne County’s Main Street Coalition and the Richmond-Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau. Learn more in our press release.
Wayne County Foundation and Forward Wayne County Release the
2022 County Indicator Report
The Wayne County Foundation and Forward Wayne County (FWC) have released the
2022 County Indicator Report. The report gathers key community indicators from a variety of sources in one location. Learn more in our press release.
Forward Wayne County Awards NICE! Grants
Forward Wayne County (FWC) has awarded more than $20,000 to NICE! projects across the county. NICE! (Neighborhood Involvement & Community Engagement) is a six week, asset-based community development program developed by Forward Wayne County with support from Lilly Endowment Inc. Gift VII grant award. Learn more in our press release.
Forward Wayne County Hosting Richmond NICE! Program
Forward Wayne County (FWC) is launching a Richmond edition of its Neighborhood Involvement and Community Engagement (NICE!) virtual series. It is ideal for neighborhood associations, neighborhood groups, school groups, community groups, and others located in Richmond. Learn more in our press release.
Local Main Street Organizations Receive Beautification Grants
The Wayne County Foundation, via Forward Wayne County, recently awarded four local Main Street organizations beautification and improvement grants. Learn more in our press release.
Taskforce Releases Broadband Survey Results.
The Wayne County Broadband Taskforce, in partnership with Purdue University Center for Regional Development, released the county-wide broadband survey results today. The online survey was conducted in March and covered a wide range of topics including usage, actual speeds, and lack of access. Learn more in our press release.
Wayne County creates broadband survey.
The Wayne County Broadband Taskforce, in partnership with Purdue University
Center for Regional Development, launched a county-wide broadband survey online.
It is open to all residents and we encourage completion by the head of households throughout Wayne County. The survey is designed to study the usage, actual speeds, opportunities, and lack of access around the
county. Learn more in our press release.
Wayne County joins the 21st Century Talent Region.
The process has been worked on locally by Forward Wayne County’s Employability Coalition.
The Coalition’s efforts align directly to the regional approach of increasing educational attainment, raising household income, reducing poverty, and growing population. Learn more in our press release.
Forward Wayne County announces the launch of its Neighborhood Involvement and Community Engagement (NICE!) Series.
This program will provide residents and community organizations with the tools, resources, and steps for enacting community development through encouraging residents to become co-producers of their community’s well-being.
Learn more in our recent press release.
Gift VII Leadership Grant
The Wayne County Foundation has received a Community Leadership Grant of $150,000 as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.
Wayne County Foundation
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