The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has awarded more than $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Allen County. The funds are distributed among priority groups, including basic human needs, physical and mental health.
Some of the recipients included:
- American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana ($30,000) – Disaster relief programs;
- Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Arts and cultural programs;
- Audiences Unlimited ($12,500) – Cultural programs for people with limited access to arts;
- Boy Scouts of America – Anthony Wayne Area Council ($20,000) – Youth leadership development;
- Community Action of Northeast Indiana d/b/a Brightpoint ($29,000) – Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana Program;
- Embassy Theatre Foundation ($30,000) – Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre;
- Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000) – Homeownership program;
- Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programs;
- Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000) – Health education programs;
- Heart of the City Mission Foundation ($5,000) – Life skills development programs;
- Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($5,000) – Processing donated meat for local food pantries;
- Lifeline Youth & Family Services ($10,000) – Youth and family counseling services;
- Literacy Alliance ($30,000) – High school equivalency learning centers, literacy programs, and tutoring services for Allen County adults;
- Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($25,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;
- Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($15,000) – Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;
- Power House Youth Center ($6,564) – Computers, iPads, and software for after school program;
- Science Central ($30,000) – Science, technology, engineering, and math education programs;
- Super Shot ($20,000) – Childhood immunization program in Allen County;
- Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) – Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs; and,
- YWCA Northeast Indiana ($45,000) – Domestic violence, addictions, and racial justice services.
In 2015 the Community Foundation distributed over $6.5 million in grants and scholarships. The foundation has served Allen County since 1922.