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Support scholarships to Darke County students and
community grants to local non-profit organizations.

Donate to Friends of the Foundation
The Darke County Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Darke County by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts for the benefit of local residents. The Foundation supports areas such as education, the arts, health and well-being, community projects, religious organizations, conservation and animal welfare.
Through donations by individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations, the Darke County Foundation provides long-term support for causes in which our donors strongly believe. Our goal is to assist donors in fulfilling their charitable wishes, creating lasting legacies for years to come.

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill

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Foundation Awards $163,000 in Community Grants

     The Darke County Foundation recently invited representatives from local non-profit organizations to its annual grant recognition program, held at the new Birchwood Training Center on Jaysville-St. Johns Road in Greenville. These organizations provide valuable services to Darke County residents, enriching and strengthening the well-being of our community.   

     Money for the grants came from 25 donor-established funds, mostly permanent endowment funds that distribute investment income every year while maintaining the original gift amount. Grant money also came from the Friends of the Foundation Fund that is bolstered every year by hundreds of community supporters. Every dollar of Friends’ donations was used for these grants.

     The following groups received funding from the Darke County Foundation:


ACES School

Ansonia Elementary School

Arcanum High School Band

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby/Darke Co.

Bradford Middle School Band

Bradford Railroad Museum

Brethren Retirement Community

Bridges 2 College

Cancer Assoc. of Darke County

Coalition for a Healthy Darke Co.

Darke County Center for Arts

Darke County Humane Society

Darke County Parks

Darke County Special Olympics

Darke County United Way

Darke County Weekday Christian Education

DeColores Montessori School

Empowering Darke County Youth

EUM Church - Next Steps

EverHeart Hospice

Financial Assistance for Medical Emergencies

Final Bow Performing Arts

First United Methodist Church

Friends of Bear's Mill

Gateway Youth Programs

Grace Resurrection Community Center

Garst Museum

Greenville Public Library

Illumination Ministry

Kinder Korner Preschool

Ohio Wave Fastpitch Academy

Ronald McDonald House Dayton

Shelter from Violence

St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery

St Vincent DePaul Society

St. Mary's Church and School

The House that Lulu Built

Upper Valley Career Center Aspire

Versailles Schools Special Needs

Versailles Heritage Park

Versailles Schools Music Boosters

Wayne HealthCare Foundation

YMCA of Darke County

YOLO of Darke County

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