Vigran Family Foundation

Civic theater building

Vigran Family Foundation

Lifelong Richmond resident Stanley Vigran considered forming a private foundation as a way to support causes that were important to him and his family. As a former Wayne County Foundation board member, however, he understood there was a way to use the Foundation to achieve his goals with fewer complications.

By creating a supporting organization, called the Vigran Family Foundation, he and his family retained many of the benefits of a private foundation while leveraging many other benefits. In addition to a $1 million establishing gift in 2001, a very generous bequest came to the Vigran Family Foundation on Stan’s passing in 2004.

Today, the Vigran Family Foundation supports the charitable purposes of the Wayne County Foundation, and especially those advancing theater and the arts, higher education, healthcare, and Jewish causes.

Grants made through the Vigran Family Foundation in 2017

Achieva Resources

Adult Day Care of Richmond

Amigos Richmond Latino Center

Beth Boruk Temple

Birth to Five

Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County


Circle U

Communities in Schools Wayne County

Community Food Pantry

Earlham College – Jewish Studies Program

Gatway Vineyard Food Pantry

Girls, Inc. of Wayne County

Goldman Union Camp

Hillel at Miami University

Hillel at Tufts University

Hillel at The University of Rochester

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Historical Society (History Day)

Indiana Jewish Historical Society

Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy

Indiana University East (Scholarships)

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Building Plan

International School of Indiana

Jacy House

Joseph Maley Foundation

Kindervelt #35 (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Auxillary)

K-Ready (Richmond)

Miami University   (Vigran Social Entreprenuership Fund)

Most Valuable Kids (Cincinnati)

Planned Parenthood

Reid Hospital Foundation

Richmond Civic Theater

Richmond Day Nursery

Richmond Parks

Richmond Shakespeare Festival

Rockdale Temple Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund (Ethan Kadish)

Second Helpings Job Training and Food Rescue

Special Olympics of Wayne County

Stage One Youth Theater

The Third Grade Academy

United Way of Wayne County

Wayne County Cardinal Greenways

Wayne County Foundation

Wayne County Literacy Coalition

Wernle Home

Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission

Youth As Resources (YAR)

YWCA Genesis Project

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