Community Foundation Announces Grants

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The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has announced more than $1.4 million in grants to Allen County nonprofits. The awards include funding for economic education, public radio and mentoring programs.

March 18, 2014

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,435,110 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

ACRES Inc. ($15,000) – Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves;

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($27,000) – Youth mentoring programs pairing adults

with youth;

Center for Nonviolence ($25,000) – Intervention and prevention services to men, women, and youth to end domestic and other forms of violence;

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana ($50,000) – Food distribution through various programs;

Community Transportation Network ($45,000) – Specialized transportation;

Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000) – Youth development programs;

Fort Wayne Ballet ($12,000) - Outreach and arts programs as well as the Ballet’s performances.

Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($25,000) – Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000) – Community building for affordable homeownership to low-to-moderate income families;

Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($25,000) – Arts and arts education programming in Allen County;

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000) – Arts and music program, the Percussion Theatre;

Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education ($10,000) – Multicultural Arts Education programs;

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Foundation ($10,000) – Graduate Retention Program;

Healthier Moms and Babies ($10,000) - Health education and case management services to high-risk pregnant women;

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($40,000) – Pre-kindergarten-12 Economic Education Programs;

League for the Blind and Disabled ($25,000) – Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;

Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) - Preschool Montessori education;

Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($15,000) - Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;

Super Shot ($20,000) - Childhood immunization program in Allen County;

YWCA Northeast Indiana ($35,000) – Domestic-violence, immigrant, and racial justice programs.

Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-two years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2013, and awarded more than $4.5 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.

Source: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne