CANI receives Fifth Third Foundation grant

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Press release from CANI:

CANI receives Fifth Third Foundation grant

(November 24, 2010) – CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) has received a $2,500 grant from the Fifth Third Foundation to support the agency’s Quality of Life Planning Process in Waynedale.

The Quality of Life Planning Process is part of CANI’s Community Economic Development (CED) department. The CED department is charged with providing economic opportunities and improving social conditions in a sustainable way for the community at large. It’s based on the principle that problems facing communities—unemployment, poverty, job loss, lack of community empowerment, is better addressed in a holistic and participatory way.

CANI is working with the Waynedale community to reinforce its strengths and assets by increasing resident engagement, promoting neighborhood action, and establishing new and stronger relationships among grassroots organizations and businesses. The plan addresses civic, social, physical and economic growth.

The grant funding from the Fifth Third Foundation will allow CANI to make grants available to civic organization and promote these initiatives.

CANI helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. For more information about CANI and the services provided, visit the Web site www.canihelp.org.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of September 30, 2010, the Company had $112 billion in assets and operated 16 affiliates with 1,309 full-service Banking Centers, including 101 Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and 2,390 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Investment Advisors. Fifth Third also has a 49% interest in Fifth Third Processing Solutions, LLC. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of September 30, 2010, had $190 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $26 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at https://www.53.com/. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ(R) National Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.”

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