Community Foundation distributes $1,880,715 in new grant awards this quarter

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News release from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne:

Community Foundation distributes $1,880,715 in new grant awards this quarter

(September 28, 2015) – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,880,715 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County.

Recipients included:

  • ACRES ($20,000) – Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves
  • African/African-American Historical Society of Allen County ($8,000) – Historical preservation of local African American culture
  • Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000) – Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children
  • Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000) – K-12 student group tour visitation program
  • ARCH ($10,000) – Protection and preservation of historic places in Allen County
  • Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($30,000) – Services for priority needs in the community
  • Blue Jacket ($10,000) – Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged
  • Cancer Services of Northeast IN ($25,000) – Client services program
  • Crime Victim Care of Allen County Indiana ($15,000) – Immigrant and refugee support services
  • Crossroad Child & Family Services ($10,000) – Treatment services for troubled children and their families
  • Early Childhood Alliance ($40,000) – Early care and education
  • East Wayne Street Center ($25,000) – Adult basic education
  • Erin’s House for Grieving Children ($20,000) – Grief support services
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective ($10,000) – Dance and dance education programs
  • Fort Wayne Society of St. Vincent DePaul ($10,000) – Food, clothing, and transportation services
  • Headwaters Counseling ($15,000) – Programs to develop healthy relationships
  • Matthew 25 ($50,000) – Healthcare services to uninsured, low income residents of Allen County
  • Positive Resource Center ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and outreach programs
  • Unity Performing Arts Foundation ($10,000) – Youth choral membership assistance program
  • Vincent Village ($42,500) – Programs serving homeless families with children
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($45,000) – Youth after school and summer day camp programs
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne ($45,000) – Renaissance Pointe YMCA’s after school and summer learning programs, and the Youth Services Bureau’s Status Offender Court Alternative Program


About the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $143 million at December 31, 2014, and awarded more than $4.9 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.


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