The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants. The Allen County recipients include Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne Museum of Art and Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.

March 12, 2015

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,161,184 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($35,000) – Youth mentoring programs pairing adults

with youth;

Center for Nonviolence ($25,000) – Intervention and prevention services to men, women, and youth to end domestic and other forms of violence;

Christian Community Health Care ($5,000) – Healthcare services to low income residents of Allen County;

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana ($50,000) – Food distribution through various programs;

Community Transportation Network ($50,000) – Specialized transportation;

Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000) – Youth development programs;

Fort Wayne Ballet ($15,000) – Outreach and arts programs as well as the Ballet’s performances;

Fort Wayne Community Educational Center ($2,000) – Northeast Indiana Diversity Library;

Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($25,000) – Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000) – Community building for affordable homeownership to low-to-moderate income families;

Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($28,000) – Arts and arts education programming in Allen County;

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000) – Culture and education programs;

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission ($25,000) – Shelter, food, clothing for men, women, and children;

Fort Wayne Youtheatre ($5,000) – Custom backdrop for community outreach and programs;

Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education ($10,000) – Multicultural Arts Education programs;

Heartland Chamber Chorale ($3,000) – Educational programs;

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($40,000) – Pre-kindergarten-12 Economic Education Programs;

League for the Blind and Disabled ($25,000) – Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;

Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) – Preschool Montessori education;

Neighborhood Health Clinics ($20,000) – Digital Pano X-Ray for dental services;

Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($15,000) – Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;

Power House Youth Center ($9,000) – Youth development programs;

RemedyLIVE ($10,000) – SoulMedic Support Program;

Super Shot ($20,000) – Childhood immunization program in Allen County;

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home ($20,000) – Advanced Care Planning Program;

Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana ($5,000) – Pro Bono Legal Services Program;

YWCA Northeast Indiana ($50,000) – Domestic-violence, immigrant, and racial justice programs.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $143 million at December 31, 2014, and awarded more than $4.9 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: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

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