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Annual Founders Event: October 7, 2021.

We are pleased to announce that Thursday, October 7, 2021 is the date for our Annual Founders Event. This year we will be honoring Dr. Paul Stull, DVM. The event will be "in person" at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace. This very special evening will take place from 5:30-7:30. The program will begin around […]

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$4700 Gift to The Landmarks Foundation in honor of Martha Boice.

The Centerville-Washington Foundation gave a gift of $4700 to The Landmarks Foundation in honor of Martha Boice. The Centerville-Washington Foundation held its Founders Event on Oct. 1, 2020. Martha Boice was the honoree at the virtual event. Brenda Badgley accepted the gift on behalf of The Landmarks Foundation. Mike Bevis, CWF Board Member, presented the […]

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For your viewing pleasure ... CWF 2021 Annual Meeting Video.

http://mvcc.video/CablecastPublicSite/show/9369?channel=2

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One Last Good-Bye For Our Dear Friend, Sally Beals ...

Since so many people have inquired, below are the funeral arrangements for Sally Beal: http://www.routsong.com/obituaries/Hon-Sally-D-Beals...

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CWF Fondly Remembers Sally Beals.

Sally Beals – former Centerville Mayor and a founding member of the Centerville-Washington Foundation was the honoree at Centerville-Washington Foundation's 2017 Founders Event. Below are memories and highlights of Sally's beautiful life, strong determination, great leadership and giving spirit: Sally is well known to the Centerville/Washington Township community for her eight years on City Council […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation's gift to celebrate the 100th Centennial Anniversary of The Dayton Foundation.

The Centerville-Washington Foundation participated in the "100 Days of Giving" to honor The Dayton Foundation's 100th Centennial Anniversary. In the video below, Scott Colwell, CWF Board member, announces the Centerville-Washington Foundation's gift in celebration of The Dayton Foundation's 100 years of serving the Dayton area. The Centerville-Washington Foundation is pleased to announce its $2,500 gift […]

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5 more days until our Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker, Ryan Hawk.

There is still time to register for Centerville-Washington Foundation's Annual Meeting on April 13, 2021. We are very excited about this year's meeting which will be "virtual" via Zoom. Ryan Hawk, a Centerville High School graduate and motivational speaker will be our featured guest. You can register on our website by filling out a registration […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation Announces Annual Meeting featuring guest speaker, Ryan Hawk.

Centerville-Washington Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting virtually via Zoom on Tuesday April 13, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. Register for free to attend the event here. The 2021 Community Support Grant Recipients and 2020 Community Impact Grantee, the Hope Project, will be celebrated. The grant to the Hope Project provided $10,000 to […]

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Grant Money in Action!

Centerville-Washington Foundation gladly supported Shoes for the Shoeless & Food 4 the People through grant money during a great time of need in 2020. Below is a wonderful story and video that shows how Centerville-Washington Foundation grant money is put into action to help those in need. We're delighted that we were able to contribute […]

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Community Support Grant Applications are due: Mon., March 1, 2021.

Centerville-Washington Foundation "Community Support Grant" applications are due on: Monday, March 1st. The deadline is fast approaching!! Don't miss out on a Community Support Grant from Centerville-Washington Foundation. This is a great opportunity to receive money for your organization! These grants have typically awarded a dollar amount between $500-$2,500. Read below for more information: Contact: […]

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Reminder - Grant Applications deadline is March 1, 2021.

Contact: Scott Colwell Phone: 937-219-3137 Email: scott.colwell@gmail.com Centerville-Washington Foundation Accepting Requests for Grant ApplicationsThe Centerville-Washington Foundation, founded in 1998, is accepting grant requests for its 2021 Community Support grant application cycle. All potential applicants must submit a Grant Request Form (GRF) no later than March 1 before consideration for these grants. The fillable application may […]

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Happy Valentine's Day! We LOVE our donors!!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Centerville-Washington Foundation!! We love all of our wonderful donors!! We couldn't help others in our community without your constant support and generous donations. From the bottom of our hearts ... thank you!!

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Dr. Mamle Anim, Board Member, is recognized as Daytonian of the Week.

This is a great article about Dr. Mamle Anim, current Board Member of the Centerville-Washington Foundation. She does indeed show love through tirelessly fighting COVID-19 each and every day. We are very honored to have her reside in Dayton, Ohio. Thank you to the Dayton Daily News for the following article which highlights the special […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation's 2020 Founders Event Video & Virtual Zoom with honoree Martha Boice.

Here is a link to the main program video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uzAEJuwjd4And here is a link to the Zoom program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40reMtPKeAU&t=52s

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We remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today.

Centerville-Washington Foundation honors and remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day. His life and his words are an inspiration to us all. What a great man! Happy MLK Day!

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Virtual Founders Event 2020 was a huge success ! Thank you donors!

Our Founders Event on Oct. 1, 2020 had to be different than past gatherings due to COVID-19. This year, the event was all virtual. There was a video honoring Martha Boice followed by a live Zoom session with her. The Centerville-Washington Foundation would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation Fondly Remembers Joyce Young.

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is saddened to learn of the passing of Joyce Young.  Joyce was our Founders Event Honoree in 2018, a former Township Trustee and longtime member of the Centerville Rotary Club. She was a remarkable person who overcame many challenges and did a lot for our community. For many years Joyce had a […]

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Living Hope Center uses $10,000 Impact Grant for "African Refugees Project."

New to the United States, a husband and his pregnant wife recently moved to Centerville and needed transportation. They purchased a used car, and before long they were involved in an accident. They didn't have insurance, and neither did the owner of the other vehicle. The young couple from Africa encountered unforeseen expenses because they […]

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Fondly remembering Doris Ponitz ...

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is saddened to learn of the passing of Doris Ponitz. Doris was a tireless volunteer for the Dayton community. She devoted her life to many area nonprofits, eventually leading numerous boards and organizations dedicated to bettering girls’ and women’s lives, furthering education and enriching the community culturally. Mrs. Ponitz, along with her […]

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Hope Center receives "Big Check" for $10,000.00!

Centerville-Washington Foundation Announces Community Impact Grant The Centerville-Washington Foundation announced it has awarded a Community Impact Grant of $10,000 to the Hope Center Project to support an international response for educational, life skills and wellness needs for the growing refugee community in Centerville and Washington Township.    “This foundation and its many supporters have made […]

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Thankful for all of our donors!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Centerville-Washington Foundation! We are very grateful for your support and donations throughout the year! We pause this Thanksgiving day to offer our sincerest gratitude to all of our donors and sponsors.

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Living Hope Church / Hope Center receives $10,000.00 Impact Grant.

CONGRATULATIONS to Living Hope Church / Hope Center for being the recipient of Centerville-Washington Foundation's $10,000 Impact Grant! The Hope Center was awarded the Impact Grant for their Refugee Project. "The Hope Center will strive to provide an intentional and focused response to the educational, life skills and wellness needs of the growing Refugee community […]

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The Dayton Foundation announces its "Centennial Celebration" Virtual Event on Nov. 12th.

The best party in Dayton is going virtual! Mark your calendars for The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Kick-off - Celebrating 100 Years Together from Afar! - on Thursday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. Join us as we launch our centennial anniversary with a virtual celebration filled with lively performances, heartwarming stories and a couple of exciting […]

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"Virtual" Founders Event Was A Very Special Evening!

The Centerville-Washington Foundation held its "virtual" Founders Event on Thursday, Oct. 1st. This year, due to COVID-19, there were two parts to the event which honored Martha Boice. There was a video in her honor followed by a live Zoom session with Martha. The evening was greatly enjoyed by all who attended!! A great, big […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation Selects Grant Finalists

The Centerville-Washington Foundation has narrowed a field of ten applications to four for its Community Impact Grant. The organizations selected provide a breadth of support for local citizens needing housing assistance, mental health care, food for school-aged children, and support for the growing needs of refugees locally. The grant awards $10,000 to one organization that […]

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Important Announcement Regarding Annual Founder's "Virtual" Event Registration.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT regarding Centerville-Washington Foundations Community Founders "Virtual" Event on October 1, 2020. The deadline to sign up for this event has been extended to Wed., Sept. 23rd. To purchase tickets to support Martha Boice and the Founders Event, please phone 937-265-0110, email CWFoundation45@gmail.com, visit the group’s Facebook page, or use the “Donate Now” button […]

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GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE SEPT. 15TH. The time is fast approaching for Impact Grant applications to be submitted to Centerville-Washington Foundation. The deadline is Sept. 15th. Don't miss out on a chance to receive grant money to help your organization! You can apply online. Go to "Grants Page" on this website for more information. We hope […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation Announces 2020 Founders Event and Honoree, Martha Boice.

Centerville-Washington Foundation Announces 2020 Founders Event and Honoree The Centerville-Washington Foundation announced that Martha Boice, a legacy in historic preservation, will be honored at the Annual Founders Event on Thursday, October 1, 2020. There are two portions to this year's event. There will be a "video" highlighting Martha's life that can be viewed from anytime […]

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"Friends of The Castle" Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to "Friends of the Castle" for receiving a $2,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used by Friends of the Castle for their Recreation and Activity Program. As I frequently drive through Centerville on Far Hills Avenue, I can't help but notice The […]

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Martha Boice is named Honoree for the 16th Annual Community Founders Online Event on October 1, 2020.

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is pleased to announce Martha Boice as this year's honoree for the 16th Annual Community Founders Online Event. The event will take place online on Thursday evening, October 1, 2020. This special evening will being at 6:30 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this year's celebration will be a "virtual" event. Anyone who wishes […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation is very happy to be a part of this project through Food2GO Grant $$!

"As a new school year gets underway, we would like to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to the Food 2 Go program and all of the volunteers, community organizations and businesses that donated to this group! Every week for 10 weeks over the summer, Food2Go was able to provide 150-200 children with free […]

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Centerville-Washington Foundation Announces $10,000 Grant Opportunity

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is accepting applications until September 15th for its Community Impact Grant. The grant will award $10,000 to one organization that best demonstrates a unique initiative to serve and improve the Centerville-Washington Township community. All potential applicants must submit a Grant Request Form (GRF) before consideration. The application and more information can be found on the […]

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South Dayton Dance Theater Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to the South Dayton Dance Theater for receiving a $2,000 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used by the South Dayton Dance Theater for their Nutcracker Ballet Backdrops Project. The South Dayton Dance Theater was created in 1986 to highlight talents of young […]

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Centerville-Washington History Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Centerville-Washington History for receiving a $2,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 for the Museum Lighting Project. The mission of Centerville-Washington History is "to connect the community to its heritage by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of our local area." If you are […]

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SICSA Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to the SICSA organization for receiving a $1,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used by SICSA for their Centerville Community Cats Program. SICSA was founded in 1974. The name SICSA is an acronym for the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for […]

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"Harvey's Bench"

The Rev. Harvey B. Smith was recently honored last September by the Centerville-Washington Foundation for a lifetime of service to the Centerville and Washington Township communities. Harvey served on the Park District Board for 23 years. That's amazing dedication to the community! As you are out for a walk, stop and rest awhile on "Harvey's […]

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$5000 Community Impact Grant given in response to COVID-19.

The Centerville-Washington Foundation gave a $5,000 Community Impact Grant to Shoes 4 The Shoeless (Food For The People) to support the needs of senior citizens and those struggling with mental illness during this Global Pandemic. "Boxes of Hope" were packed and given to those experiencing great need during this period of the coronavirus. A heartfelt […]

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Ronald McDonald House Charities (Dayton) Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to The Ronald McDonald House Charities (Dayton) for receiving a $2,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 for the Keeping Families Close Project. "This year, Ronald McDonald House Charities (Dayton) celebrates 40 years of providing community, comfort and hope to families of sick or injured children." […]

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A great big "THANK YOU" to our Corporate Sponsors!!

A great big " THANK YOU" to our Corporate Sponsors!! The Centerville-Washington Foundation sends a shout out to our Corporate Sponsors for their continued support and partnership in helping us help people in our community. In gratitude to Voss Auto, Minuteman Press and Arehart CRM and Web Consulting!!! Arehart CRM andWeb Consulting Skyrocket Sales, Save […]

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IMPACT Annual Report 2020

The Annual Report IMPACT is hot off the press! Please take a look at all that The Centerville-Washington Foundation has been doing in 2020. We've been busy helping our community in many ways since the beginning of the year! The Centerville-Washington Foundation has awarded $20,000 for 10 Community Support Grants and $10,000 for 2 Community […]

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The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township organization for receiving a $1,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used for Friday Fest at Stubbs Park - Food Trucks, Live Music and the Movie at Dusk Project. "The Heart of Centerville and Washington […]

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Girls on the Run (Dayton) Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Girls on the Run Dayton for receiving a $2,000 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used for the Centerville Washington Township Girls on the Run Growth Initiative. The Girls on the Run program "inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate […]

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Centerville Band Boosters Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to the Centerville Band Boosters for receiving a $1,000 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used for the Centerville Jazz Band. In November, The Centerville Jazz Band will be representing the Centerville and Washington Township communities in the upcoming 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day […]

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Learning Tree Farm Community Support Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Learning Tree Farm for receiving a $2,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 for their Saturday Family Fun Series Sponsorship. "Learning Tree Farm is a working farm that is committed to providing hands-on learning experiences for children and families who otherwise might not have access […]

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Covid-19 Response - Two Community Impact Grants

In response to Covid-19, The Centerville-Washington Foundation approved $10,000 to be given to the following non-profit organizations to help with the immediate needs within our community: $5,000 to Food2Go for providing food for Centerville students that experience food insecurities. $5,000 to Shoes 4 The Shoeless for providing "Boxes of Hope," food for senior citizens and […]

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2020 Community Support Grant Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to our recent 2020 Community Support Grant recipients!! The Centerville-Washington Foundation approved $20,000 for the following non-profit organizations:   $2,500 to Centerville-Washington History for their Museum Lighting Project. $2,500 to Friends of the Castle for the Recreation and Activity Program at the Castle. $2,500 to Learning Tree Farm, Inc. for the Saturday Family Fun […]

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Recent CWF Impact Grant currently impacting our Community!

The CWF Impact Grant that allowed the Washington Township Sheriff's office to obtain a new community trailer is putting it to great use this week with assisting Centerville Schools in delivering school lunches to the children within this community! #washingtownship #centerville #washingtontownshipsheriff #covid19newreality #centervilleschools

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Postponed Annual Meeting 2020

The Centerville-Washington Foundation Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday April 16, 2020 at Yankee Trace has been postponed due to current concerns with the Corona Virus. We are sorry to be forced to make this difficult decision as this meeting is critical to communicating our most recent successes.  An announcement will be forthcoming when a future […]

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Foundation Announces 2019 Founders Event and Honoree

The Centerville-Washington Foundation announced that The Reverend Harvey B. Smith, a man who has devoted a lifetime of service to others while rarely seeking recognition for his efforts, will be honored at the Founders Event on Thursday, September 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace. Rev. Smith is a founding […]

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Founders Event - September 2019

Picture of Harvey Smith and Paul Heintz at the Founders Event 2019.

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Community Impact Grant Applications Invited

The Centerville-Washington Foundation, a foundation founded in 1998, is accepting grant requests for its Community Impact Grant until September 1. This grant will award $10,000 to one organization that best demonstrates a unique initiative to serve and improve the Centerville-Washington Township community. To access the grant application, click on the grants tab, write to Centerville-Washington […]

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Spring Grant Winners Announced

Centerville-Washington Foundation Grant Committee members have approved distribution of $20,000 to the following nonprofit and government organizations: $5,000 to Friends of the Castle $2,500 to Centerville – Washington Recreation Center $2,500 to Ronald McDonald House $2,500 to TJ’s Place of Hope $2,000 to Centerville – Washington Park District $2,000 to Just a Little Lunch $1,500 […]

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New Community Impact Grant Awarded!

Centerville-Washington Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of our new $10,000 Community Impact Grant is St. Vincent de Paul, Incarnation Conference. With the funds provided, St. Vincent will establish a Getting Ahead Workshop which will provide the supportive tools for our needy neighbors to begin the process of stepping out of generational poverty. “When […]

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CWF Announces first annual COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT

In celebration of twenty years of growth and support, the Centerville-Washington Foundation is proud to offer a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to one organization that best demonstrates a unique initiative to serve and improve the Centerville-Washington Township community. For more information, join us at an informational meeting on Thursday, November 15, 4 PM, in the […]

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Joyce Young Honored at 14th Annual Founders Event

This year’s guest of honor was celebrated on Sept 27th not just for her many years of community service, but also because it was her (and her daughter Mary’s) birthday! It was a special evening with speeches from Joyce’s daughters Margaret and Mary Young and Shirley Spelman, Township Administrator Jessie Lightle, and longtime friend David […]

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CWF Receives First Corporate Sponsorship

Centerville-Washington Foundation Received their first $2,500 “Community Visionary” Corporate Sponsorship from the Voss Auto Network, recognized as one of the Top 100 Mega Dealers in the U.S. “This community-centered commitment by the Voss Auto Network allows our Foundation to further our funding efforts to fill community needs,” said Doug Mays, chair of the Foundation’s corporate […]

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Join CWF in Honoring Joyce Young at our Annual Founders Event

Please join us Thursday, September 27, 5:30-7:30 at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace for our 14th Annual Community Founders Event. Hearty hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets are $50, of which $30 is a tax refundable contribution to the Centerville-Washington Foundation. RSVP requested by September 17 to CWFoundation45@gmail.com. Call 937-265-0110 for additional information. CWF […]

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It's Time For Fall Grant Applications

The Centerville-Washington Foundation is accepting grant requests for its 2018 fall grant application cycle. All potential applicants must submit a Grant Request Form (GRF) before consideration of a fall grant application. The GRF deadline for this grant cycle is September 1. GRF forms may be found on the Foundation's website HERE or at Centerville City […]

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CWF Awards Over $10,000 in Spring Grants

This year, the CWF granted over $10,000 to many deserving organizations working to make the Centerville-Washington Township Community a better place.  Congratulations to our 2018 Spring Grant Recipients!!! · $2,500 to Centerville-Washington History to fund the upgrade and replacement of Museum Office furnishings. · $1,500 to Centerville Rotary to provide dictionaries to 800 local third […]

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Attend our CWF Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony

It’s that time of year again!  The CWF is hosting its Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony on April 19th at 5:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the Yankee Trace Clubhouse.  Please join us to celebrate another great year with the Foundation, and greet our new grant recipients!  Please RSVP to cwfoundation45@gmail.com or call […]

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