Allen County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

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The Foundation awarded over $640,000 this quarter The Foundation awarded over $640,000 this quarter

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has announced grants for 25 nonprofits in the third quarter. The community impact grants total more than $640,000.

The recipients include: 

  • Amani Family Services ($25,000) – Immigrant and refugee support services;
  • Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($35,000) – Services for priority needs in the community;
  • Blue Jacket ($15,000) – Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged;
  • Cancer Services of Northeast IN ($35,000) – Client advocate and client services program;
  • Early Childhood Alliance ($40,000) – Early care and education;
  • Erin’s House for Grieving Children ($25,000) – Grief support services;
  • Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($35,000) – Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;
  • Fort Wayne Ballet ($20,000) - Outreach and arts programs as well as the Ballet’s performances;
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir ($7,500) – Afterschool music education;
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective ($15,000) – Dance and dance education programs;
  • Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation ($25,000) – Healthier Moms and Babies
  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000) – Safe Haven with the Fort Wayne Police Department;
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programs;
  • Fort Wayne Public Television WFWA PBS39 ($15,000) - Local arts and public affair programs;
  • Harlan Christian Youth Center ($10,000) – Youth development programs;
  • Headwaters Counseling ($20,000) - Programs to develop healthy relationships;
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne d/b/a Just Neighbors ($35,000) – Emergency housing for families in Allen County;
  • Little River Wetlands Project ($10,000) – Restore and protect wetlands;
  • Matthew 25 ($50,000) – Healthcare services to uninsured, low income residents of Allen County;
  • Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and medical clinic;
  • Power House Youth Center ($10,000) – Youth programs;
  • Respect360 d/b/a Respect Team ($5,000) – Youth programs;
  • Science Central ($33,000) – Science, technology, engineering, and math education programs;
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($50,000) – 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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