AWS Foundation Awards Over $1.3M in Grants

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The Fort Wayne-based AWS Foundation has announced a recent round of grants to 19 nonprofit organizations. The recipients include organizations that work with individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. 

Recipients include:

  • Blue Jacket: $100,000 over two years for the Opportunity Career Academy and staff support.
  • Camp Millhouse: $30,000 for low ropes course improvements and an accessible glider.
  • Camp Red Cedar: $30,000 for programming and camp scholarships.
  • Canine Companions: $10,000 for Northeast Indiana program support.
  • Carey Services: $85,000 for information technology infrastructure and security upgrade.
  • Children’s Autism Center: $20,000 for ABA treatment support for children with Autism.
  • Children’s Choir of Huntington County: $10,000 for the Joyful Songsters inclusive choir.
  • Civic Theatre: $22,500 for “Lights Up” sensory-friendly performances.
  • Community Transportation Network: $75,000 for operating support and two lift-equipped vehicle purchase matches.
  • GiveHear: $25,000 for a low income community hearing loss clinic and services.
  • Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.: $7,600 for Leadership Fort Wayne scholarships for two individuals with disabilities.
  • Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana: $440,000 for Casting the JA Vision and special education programming.
  • Neighborlink Fort Wayne: $35,000 for home maintenance for individuals with disabilities.
  • Northeast Indiana Cadre of Transition Leaders: $8,000 for Northeast Indiana school districts’ employment specialist training.
  • Pathfinder Services: $25,000 for Summer at Last summer camp.
  • Science Central: $30,000 for an accessible family restroom.
  • Special Olympics Indiana: $25,000 for unified fitness clubs in Northeast Indiana.
  • Turnstone: $90,500 for social and recreational programs.
  • World Baseball Academy: $250,000 for Indiana’s first adaptive baseball field.

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