Foellinger Foundation Awards $2M in Grants

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The board of directors for the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has approved nearly $2 million in grants for local nonprofits. The foundation says the funds will support organizations that provide services to children and families throughout Allen County.

"These Initiative organizations each receive a portfolio of grants which support children and families who are most in need," said Cheryl Taylor, president of the Foellinger Foundation. "The Foundation’s strategy focuses on supporting effective and adaptive nonprofit board and staff leaders."

The recipients include:

League for the Blind and Disabled

  • Three-year operating support - $315,000
  • One-year project support for organizational effectiveness work - $25,000
  • One-year limited capital improvement and replacement support - $47,615

YMCA

  • Four-year operating support - $1,140,000
  • One-year project support for organizational effectiveness work - $20,000
  • One-year limited capital improvement and replacement support - $75,000

YWCA

  • Two-year operating support - $330,000
  • One-year limited capital improvement and replacement support - $30,290

The grants add to the $2.5 million the foundation has awarded to various nonprofits this year. In June, the foundation awarded $1.2 million to three organizations in Allen County. More than $800,000 in community interest grants was awarded in May to nearly 30 nonprofits, along with a $500,000 grant to the Great KIDS Make Great COMMUNITIES organization.

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