WAYNE – As a result of donations during 2021, The Wayne Area Legacy Fund will have $10,000 to distribute in the community during the upcoming year.


According to Committee Chair Bill Dickey, the Wayne Area Legacy Fund has successfully awarded funds back to the community for two grant cycles.  This year marks another increase of available funds to Wayne and the surrounding areas.


Dickey says “We are pleased the contributions from our generous donors are making such a large impact.”  Applications will now be accepted for new projects through January 31,2022.


Eric Knutson, advisory board member, says the process to apply will include a simple application available online.  For those who prefer a paper application they may be picked up at State Nebraska Bank or Farmer’s and Merchant Bank.  Each request will be considered by the WALF committee and distributed accordingly.


“Community foundations are designed for individuals and organizations to come together, promote progress and ensure the quality of life in the Wayne area for generations to come”, explains Knutson.  The continued grant funding marks an exciting time in the WALF history, specifically indicating the future success of the endowment and the Wayne area.


Knutson further explained there is still time to give to WALF.  The fund is taking commitments through 2022, with an annual goal to earn $150,000.  To learn more about the Wayne Area Legacy Fund or how to apply for funds for your community project please visit Wayne Area Legacy Fund on Facebook or visit https://www.nebcommfound.org/give/wayne-area-legacy-fund/ for the application or contact Bill Dickey at  bill.dickey67@gmail.com.