More than $580,000 in grants this quarter

News release from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne:

Community Foundation Awarded more than $580,000 in Grants this Quarter

(July 20, 2018) – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awarded community impact grants to 24 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 2nd quarter of 2018. The funding infused more than $580,000 of general operating support into local nonprofits undertaking our community’s most critical work.

Recipients included:

  • A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Center ($5,000) – Earn While You Learn program
  • Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ($10,000) – Safe shelter for homeless pets
  • Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Arts and cultural programs
  • Audiences Unlimited ($14,000) – Cultural programs for people with limited access to arts
  • Blessings in a Backpack ($7,500) – Weekend nutrition for low-income children
  • Boy Scouts of America – Anthony Wayne Area Council ($20,000) – Youth leadership development
  • Community Action of Northeast Indiana d/b/a Brightpoint ($32,000) – Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana program
  • Embassy Theatre Foundation ($35,000) – Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre
  • Fort Wayne Community Educational Center d/b/a N.I.D.L. ($2,000) – Archive materials for Diversity Library
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programming in Allen County
  • Fort Wayne Urban League ($25,000) – College Readiness Program
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana ($20,000) – Leadership development programs for girls in grades K-12
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne ($20,000) – Homeownership program
  • Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000) – Health education programs
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($10,000) – Processing donated meat for local food pantries
  • Literacy Alliance ($30,000) – High school equivalency learning centers, literacy programs, and tutoring services for Allen County adults
  • Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) – Preschool Montessori education
  • Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program
  • Neighborlink Fort Wayne ($10,000) – Home maintenance and repair for low-income and disabled homeowners
  • Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($20,000) – Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations
  • Super Shot ($25,000) – Childhood immunization program in Allen County
  • Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) – Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs
  • Vincent Village ($45,000) – Programs for homeless families
  • YWCA Northeast Indiana ($45,000) – Domestic violence, addictions, and racial justice services


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 95 years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $143 million at December 31, 2016, and awarded more than $10.2 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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