Four organizations have been awarded grants from the Foellinger Foundation Breakthrough Fund. The half-million dollar grant opportunity was made available earlier this year as part of the Fort Wayne-based foundation’s 60th anniversary.
The initiative supports ideas created to impact residents of Allen County and is funded in two phases; Refine and Realize. The funds can be used for research, training, retreats, external consulting and more.
Organizations receiving funds this round:
- Acres– $39,050- Acres will create a nonprofit real estate development to benefit nonprofits requiring access to large natural areas.
- League for the Blind and Disabled – $18,000 – Project designed to improve on methods for helping students with disabilities transition to adult life.
- Lutheran Social Services– $21,115 – Partnering with Catholic Charities, SCAN and Brightpoint, Lutheran Social Services will create a model that reinforces stability and empowers families toward greater self-sufficiency.
- Northeast Indiana Innovation Center– $42,000 – The Connected Communities program enables underdeveloped, marginalized talent to participate in economic prosperity and social well-being through grassroots entrepreneurship
Another $400,000 is designated for the Realize Phase.