Northeast Indiana nonprofits have secured more than $900,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. Recipients include Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Allen County Education Partnership and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne. June 16, 2014

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $919,155 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000) – Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children;

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($25,000) – Arts and cultural programs;

Blue Jacket ($10,000) – Computers, printers, and network equipment;

Boy Scouts of America – Anthony Wayne Area Council ($20,000) – Youth leadership development;

Community Action of Northeast Indiana ($29,000) – Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana Program;

Embassy Theatre Foundation ($25,000) – Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre;

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($25,000) – Arts and arts education programs;

Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000) – Health education programs;

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Emergency housing for families in Allen County;

Literacy Alliance ($30,000) – GED, literacy programs and tutoring services for Allen County adults;

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($25,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;

Science Central ($25,000) – Science, technology, engineering, and math educational programs;

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) – Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs;

Women's Bureau ($30,000) – Rape awareness, prevention, and counseling program.

Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-two years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2013, and awarded more than $4.5 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.

Source: The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

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