Michael Bryant Memorial Fund Present 2022 Grants :: Wayne County Community Foundation
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Michael Bryant Memorial Fund Present 2022 Grants

HONESDALE, Penn. (February 14, 2022) -- The Michael J. Bryant Memorial Fund will award up to $10,000 in grants to support persons with disabilities or nonprofit community organization projects this spring. Established in June 2008, the Memorial Fund has distributed more than $51,000 to local individuals and organizations. It continues to grow with contributions from family, friends and the upcoming 10th annual Herd the Curd 5K race, Saturday, September 3, 2022. Administered by the Wayne County Community Foundation, this is the tenth consecutive year the Fund will award community grants.

During his life, Mike overcame many problems caused by developmental disabilities, giving him a special sensitivity to people who had such needs. He also was devoted to his community, volunteering his time to the local fire company. 

The purpose of this Fund is to assist Wayne County citizens, with special needs or developmental disabilities, acquire goods and/or services desirable or necessary to maximize their potential or local nonprofit organizations improve their local communities. Organizations can nominate individuals by filling out the grant application and noting the specific need and associated costs.

Examples of specific needs may include, but are not limited to, the following:

      Summer camp tuition for those with physical or developmental needs

      Specific therapy needs – i.e. therapeutic horseback riding, therapy balls

      Classroom supplies for those with physical or developmental needs

      Expenses associated with Special Olympic participation

      Expenses associated with 4-H participation for those with physical or developmental needs

      Expenses associated with independent living for a person with physical or developmental needs

      Expenses associated with specific projects that will have a positive impact on local Wayne County communities and are led by nonprofit organizations

Grant applications are accepted through the Wayne County Community Foundation website (www.waynefoundation.org/grantmaking/application). Return completed applications, with documented needs, to the Wayne County Community Foundation office by Friday, April 1, 2022. The Foundation will notify winners by Friday, April 29, 2022, with a check presentation scheduled following notification. 

The Fund will reimburse organizations, rather than individuals to assure financial accountability. Previous applicants may re-apply.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the Wayne County Community Foundation at 570-251-9993 or info@waynefoundation.org

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