Eighteen Allen County organizations have been awarded a total of nearly $1.2 million from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The funding will support nonprofits including education, homelessness and job training. September 15, 2014

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,194,786 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

AIDS Task Force ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and outreach programs;

Allen County Fort Wayne Historical Society ($20,000) – K-12 student group tour visitation program;

ARCH ($10,000) – Protection and preservation of historic places in Allen County;

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($30,000) – Services for priority needs in the community;

Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne ($40,000) – Youth development programs;

Cancer Services of Northeast IN ($25,000) – Client services program;

Crime Victim Care of Allen County Indiana ($10,000) – Immigrant and refugees support services;

Crossroad Child & Family Services ($10,000) – Treatment services for troubled children and their families;

Early Childhood Alliance ($40,000) – Early care and education;

East Wayne Street Center ($25,000) – Adult basic education;

Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana ($15,000) – Employment and job training opportunities;

Erin's House for Grieving Children ($20,000) – Grief support services;

Headwaters Counseling ($15,000) – Programs to develop healthy relationships;

Fort Wayne Public Television ($15,000) –Local cultural and public affairs programs;

HearCare Connection ($2,500) – Hearing loss screening and treatment for low-income residents of Allen County;

Matthew 25 ($50,000) – Healthcare services to uninsured, low-income residents of Allen County;

Vincent Village ($42,500) – Programs serving homeless families with children;

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($40,000) – Youth after-school and summer day camp programs;

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne ($42,500) – Renaissance Pointe YMCA’s after-school and summer learning programs, and the Youth Services Bureau’s Status Offender Court Alternative 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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