Foellinger Foundation Board approves approximately $2.9 million in grants


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News release from the Foellinger Foundation:

Foellinger Foundation Board approves approximately $2.9 million in grants to support Allen County nonprofits

(March 20, 2015) – The Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants totaling approximately $2.9 million to support youth-serving nonprofit organizations that provide services throughout Allen County.

“The Foundation’s strategy is to support effective nonprofits that serve Allen County residents,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. “The grantees on the list reflect the Foundation’s emphasis on supporting strong nonprofits with strong board and staff leaders whose organizations make Allen County a better place to live.”

Youth Development

$ 95,000 – Boys and Girls Club, one-year operating support
15,000 – Boy Scouts, one-year support for the Scoutreach Community Outreach program
17,000 – Crossroad Child and Family Services, one-year operating support
15,000 – Erin’s House for Grieving Children, one-year operating support
$100,000 – Euell Wilson Center, two-year operating support
20,000 – Gateway Woods Family Services, one year support for the Prevention Preferred program
60,000 – Power House Youth Center, two-year operating support
50,000 – Salvation Army, one-year support for the Community Youth Center

$372,000 – Total

Foundation-Invited Initiative Grants

$ 290,000 – Allen County Public Library, one-year support for the Young Adult Summer Reading program
2,237,676 – Taylor University, three-year support for the Summer Clubhouse program

$2,527,676 – Total

$2,899,676 – Grand Total


About the Foellinger Foundation, Inc.:
The Foellinger Foundation, Inc. is a private charitable foundation created in 1958 by Helene R. Foellinger, The News-Sentinel publisher from 1936 to 1980, and Esther A. Foellinger, her mother.



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