Apply for a Grant

Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation now has two open time periods for grant candidates to complete the application process.
First Application Period Applications accepted May 14 to June 14 with awards announced the first week of October.
Second Application Period Applications accepted November 1 to November 30 with awards announced the last 2 weeks of March.

Grants must benefit organizations that directly serve the citizens of Auglaize County and in particular the residents living within the Wapakoneta School District.

Grant applicants please click here to fill out an application.

**Applicants who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended, may be eligible for a reasonable accommodation in the application and selection processes. If you require an accommodation in making an application through our online system, please call 419-739-9223 or email raskinswacf@bright.net.
You will need to provide your name, phone number, email address or other means of contacting you, and a brief description of the nature of the requested accommodation.

Contact Information:

Robert L. Askins
Executive Director

Tax ID #: #34-1615229

PO Box 1957
103 S. Blackhoof
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895

PH: 419-739-9223
Fax: 419-739-9220

raskinswacf@bright.net

Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation Grants Awarded in 2020

Foundation Community Fund
Wapakoneta Post Prom – $1,000
Wapakoneta Sister Cities Program – $1,500
Riverside Art Center – $2,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA – $2,000
Friends of Wapakoneta Eagles #691 – $4,000
Auglaize County Historical Society – $2,500
Auglaize Roots & Shoots Garden Club – $2,000
Wapakoneta City Schools – $5,000
Family Life Center of Auglaize County – $2,500
Lima Area Concert Band – $1,000
Area Agency on Aging 3 – $1,000
JTD Hospital Foundation – $1,500
Wapakoneta High School English Department – $2,000
Auglaize County Humane Society – $1,000
Mercer/Auglaize/Van Wert Youth Mentoring – $1,500
Lima Symphony Orchestra – $2,500
Children’s Hometown Holiday – $6,000
St. Paul United Church Summer Lunch Program – $2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities Program – $3,500
Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership – $1,000
Wapakoneta Area Ministerial Association – $1,000
Armstrong Air & Space Museum – $6,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA Fun for Generations – $6,250
Auglaize County Public District Library – $3,125

Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 – Park Fund
Wapakoneta Recreation Department – Harmon Park Development – $3000
Wapakoneta City Schools – Harmon Field/Stadium – $3,000
Uniopolis – Veterans Park Shelter House Improvements – $1,500
Village of Cridersville – Legacy Park Memorial School Sign – $2,500

Total Granted since 1996 = $224,270.53

Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation Grants Awarded in 2016-2019

2019

Foundation Community Fund
MAV Youth Mentoring – $1,000
Miracle Meal – $1,000
Wapakoneta High School English Department – $1,900
Community Health Professionals – $2,500
Lima Symphony Orchestra – $2,500
Riverside Art Center – $1,300
Children’s Hometown Holiday – $5,500
Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association – $5,000
Wapakoneta High School Mascot Program – $3,000
Wapakoneta Post Prom – $1,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA Annual Campaign – $1,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA Fun for Generations – $6,250
Auglaize County Public District Library (Wapakoneta) – $3,125
Wapakoneta Sister Cities Program – $1,500
Riverside Art Center – $3,000

Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 – Park Fund
none

2018

4-H Camp Palmer – $1,000
Sister Cities of Wapakoneta – $1000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA – Annual Support Campaign – $1,000
Wapakoneta Post Prom Committee – Post Prom Safety – $1,000
Auglaize County District Public Library – Wapak Branch Renovation – $12,500
Wapakoneta Family YMCA – Fun for All Generations Project – $25,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties – School Lunch Mentoring Program – $1,000
Miracle Meal Program – Annual Holiday Meal Assistance -$1,000
Wapakoneta High School English Department – Great Lakes Theater Festival – $1,850
Mercy Unlimited Inc. – Purchase of a new pallet lift – $2,000
Lima Symphony Orchestra – Mozart by Candlelight concert – $2,500
Riverside Art Center – Purchase of a network security system – $2,569
Children’s Hometown Holiday – Annual downtown holiday event assistance – $3,500
Armstrong Air & Space Museum Association – Purchase of a 3D Printer & Scanner – $9,500

Wapakoneta Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 691 – Park Fund
City of Wapakoneta Veterans Park – Assist with the resealing of the walking/running path – $2,000
City of Wapakoneta Water Park – Purchase of new chairs – $1,500
Uniopolis Veterans Park – Park concession stand improvement – $1,500
Wapakoneta City Schools – Assist with placement of rubber surface on the WES playground – $6,000

2017

Wapakoneta Family YMCA – Annual Support Campaign – $1,000
Wapakoneta Post Prom Committee – Post Prom Safety – $1,000
Auglaize County Historical Society – Heritage Tourism Program – $1,000
Auglaize County Historical Society – Collections Management – $1,000
Lima Symphony Orchestra – Baroque by Candlelight – $1,000
Children’s Hometown Holiday – Event expenses – $2,500
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital – Grand Health Challenge – $1,000
Wapakoneta High School English Dept. – Great Lakes Theater Festival – $1,300
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Auglaize, Mercer & Van Wert Counties – $2,000
The Equestrian Therapy Program – $1,000
The Miracle Meal Program – $1,000

2016

The Equestrian Therapy Program  – $500
Big Brother and Big Sisters of Mercer and Auglaize Counties – $1,000
Loaves of Fishes Program – $1,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA – $5,000
Riverside Art Center – $1,000
Young Farmers Organization – 5,000
Wapakoneta Post Prom Committee – $1,000
Wapakoneta Family YMCA Annual Scholarship Campaign – $1,000

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.”

Albert Camus