The Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to more than 30 nonprofits throughout Allen County. The grants are part of the foundation’s 60th anniversary celebration. 

The organization says the funding will be used for improvement or replacement of current assets, or for the purchase of new assets. The foundation says the recipients were able to successfully demonstrate how the projects that required the funding would make the organization more effective.

"Foellinger Foundation emphasizes effectiveness so nonprofit organizations can better serve our community," said Cheryl Taylor, president of the Foellinger Foundation. "This special grant opportunity better positions nonprofits by addressing needs that are often lower priority than programmatic needs, but are none the less crucial to the organization’s effectiveness."

The recipients include:

  • A Hope Center – $50,000
  • Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana – $44,360
  • Blue Jacket – $39,065
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne – $32,193
  • Brightpoint – $50,000
  • Center for Nonviolence – $10,268
  • Community Transportation Network, Inc. – $47,292
  • Crossroad Child & Family Services – $50,000
  • Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana – $35,000
  • Embassy Theatre Foundation – $12,619
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Inc. – $1,848
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre – $39,499
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective – $41,170
  • Fort Wayne Public Television – $48,000
  • Fort Wayne Society of St. Vincent DePaul – $24,944
  • Fort Wayne Zoological Society – $49,788
  • Harlan Christian Youth Center – $19,150
  • Lifeline Youth & Family Services – $50,000
  • Little River Wetlands Project – $46,991
  • MLK Montessori School – $22,929
  • Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne – $41,702
  • NeighborLink Fort Wayne – $37,000
  • Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection – $2,755
  • Power House Youth Center – $21,437
  • Project READS – $20,676
  • The History Center – $24,722
  • The Learning Community – $32,691
  • Trees Indiana – $8,989
  • Visiting Nurse – $47,000
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana – $21,980
  • Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana – $25,000