Community Foundation Announces Grant Winners

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More than 20 nonprofit agencies that serve Allen County are getting a boost from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The foundation has distributed nearly $1.9 million in grant awards. Recipients include the Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society, Cancer Services of Northeast IN and YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.

Here are the grant recipients:

  • 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
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