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News release from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne:

Community Foundation Distributes $1,196,103 in Grants this Quarter

(September 27, 2016) – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,196,103 in both discretionary and advised grants to nonprofit agencies, the majority of which serve Allen County. Funds are awarded in five strategic priority areas: basic human needs, physical and mental health, youth and adult education, arts and culture, and community development. Some of the recipients included:

  • Amani Family Services (formerly Crime Victim Care) ($25,000) – Immigrant and refugee support services;
  • ARCH ($10,000) – Protection and preservation of historic places in Allen County;
  • Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($35,000) – Services for priority needs in the community;
  • Blue Jacket ($15,000) – Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged;
  • Cancer Services of Northeast IN ($30,000) – Client advocate and client services program;
  • Early Childhood Alliance ($40,000) – Early care and education;
  • Erin’s House for Grieving Children ($20,000) – Grief support services;
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective ($15,000) – Dance and dance education programs;
  • Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation ($15,000) – Healthier Moms and Babies
  • Fort Wayne Trails ($10,000) – Region’s trail network;
  • Harlan Christian Youth Center ($10,000) – Youth development programs;
  • HearCare Connection ($5,000) – Hearing loss screening and treatment for low-income individuals;
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne d/b/a Just Neighbors ($30,000) –
  • Emergency housing for families in Allen County;
  • Little River Wetlands Project ($5,000) – restore and protect wetlands;
  • Matthew 25 ($50,000) – Healthcare services to uninsured, low income residents of Allen County;
  • Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and outreach programs;
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($45,000) – Youth after school and summer day camp programs;
  • Women’s Bureau ($30,000) – Crisis prevention and counseling program;
  • 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
Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-three years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2015, and awarded more than $6.5 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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