The Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation Inc. has announced a nearly $3 million cycle of grants. The largest share will go to Taylor University to support its Summer Clubhouse program for three years. March 20, 2015

News Release

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants totaling approximately $2.9 million to support youth-serving nonprofit organizations that provide services throughout Allen County.

“The Foundation's strategy is to support effective nonprofits that serve Allen County residents,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. “The grantees on the list reflect the Foundation's emphasis on supporting strong nonprofits with strong board and staff leaders whose organizations make Allen County a better place to live.”

Youth Development

Organization – Name – Grant – Amount

Boys and Girls Club – one-year – operating support – $95,000

Boy Scouts – one-year – support for the Scoutreach Community Outreach program – $15,000

Crossroad Child and Family Services – one-year – operating support – $17,000

Erin's House for Grieving Children – one-year – operating support – $15,000

Euell Wilson Center – two-year – operating support – $100,000

Gateway Woods Family Services – one-year – support for the Prevention Preferred program – $20,000

Power House Youth Center – two-year – operating support – $60,000

Salvation Army – one-year – support for the Community Youth Center – $50,000

TOTAL – $372,000

Foundation-Invited Initiative Grants

Organization – Name – Grant – Amount

Allen County Public Library – one-year – support for the Young Adult Summer Reading program – $290,000

Taylor University – three-year – support for the Summer Clubhouse program – $2,237,676

TOTAL – $2,527,676

GRAND TOTAL – $2,899,676

The Foellinger Foundation, Inc. is a private charitable foundation created in 1958 by Helene R. Foellinger, The News-Sentinel publisher from 1936 to 1980, and Esther A. Foellinger, her mother.

Source: The Foellinger Foundation Inc.

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