Foellinger Foundation Details Millions in Grants

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The Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation Inc. has announced grants totaling nearly $4.5 million. Recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Early Childhood Alliance and Wellspring Interfaith Social Services. December 5, 2014

News Release

The Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants totaling more than $4.4 million to support nonprofit organizations that provide services throughout Allen County.

"The Foundation's strategy is to support effective nonprofits that serve the Allen County community," said Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. "These grantees reflect the Foundation's emphasis on supporting effective nonprofits with strong board and staff leaders."

Foundation-invited Initiative

Big Brothers Big Sisters $883,550

Cancer Services $396,595

Early Childhood Alliance $840,000

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services $790,150

Total $2,910,295

Special Opportunity

Associated Churches $450,000

Total $450,000

Early Childhood and Family Development

A Hope Center $30,000

AIDS Task Force $56,000

Allen County Education Partnership $140,000

Cedars HOPE $15,000

Center for Nonviolence $255,000

Community Transportation Network $45,000

Crime Victim Care of Allen County $30,000

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity $65,000

Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation $100,000

Fort Wayne Urban League $15,000

Hope House $25,000

The Learning Community $25,000

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne $45,000

SCAN $70,000

Super Shot $82,500

Vincent Village $80,000

Total $1,078,500

GRAND TOTAL $4,438,795

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.

Source: The Foellinger Foundation Inc.