The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation in Fort Wayne has awarded more than $500,000 to nonprofits and grassroots organizations that work with low-income and vulnerable residents.
The 27 grants were given to groups that address needs in four areas: food insecurity, prenatal and infant care, healthcare, and refugee and immigrants.
“All of the grantees have gone through a turbulent time where regular services and revenue streams have been disrupted due to the pandemic,” says Meg Distler, St. Joe Foundation executive director. “These funds should help the grantees navigate these difficult times so they can continue to serve our community’s most vulnerable residents.”
- Amani Family Services: $50,000 for programming in the Family Justice Center, assisting immigrant and refugee victims of crime.
- Catholic Charities: $80,000 for support of the Hispanic Health Advocacy Program.
- Community Transportation Network: $70,00 for Medical Transportation Service serving seniors and people with disabilities.
- GiveHear: $15,000 to provide low-income residents hearing healthcare services.
- Headwaters Counseling: $50,000 to provide mental health services to low-income individuals.
- Hope Alive, Inc.: $15,000 for mental health counseling services for low-income and homeless individuals.
- Journey Birth and Wellness (19-Month Grant): $55,000 to provide community doula services on a sliding fee scale as well as funding for strategic planning.
- Lutheran Agency for Ministry to Burmese: $12,000 for medical advocacy and health education for Burmese individuals.
- Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic: $17,500 to expand legal services for immigrants and refugees.
- Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection, Inc.: $25,000 to provide free HIV and Hepatitis C testing.
- SCAN, Inc.: $20,000 for intervention services to help families heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect.
- Society of St. Vincent DePaul: $15,000 for food pantry programs at multiple locations.
- The Rescue Mission: $5,000 for emergency food and shelter.
- Wellspring Interfaith Social Services: $10,000 for Wellspring Food Bank and Wellspring on Wheels, which is a mobile food pantry.
- Youth for Christ: $10,000 for the City Life program, which supports leadership development for teens living in urban areas.
Covid Vaccination Assistance Grants – In partnership with Foellinger Foundation
- Amani Family Services: $10,000
- Center for Nonviolence: $2,500
- Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority: $4,090
- Clinica Madre de Dios: $350
- Community Harvest Food Bank: $3,492
- Community Transportation Network: $5,000
- El Mexicano Newspaper: $5,700
- Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber: $2,000
- HealthVisions Midwest of Fort Wayne: $5,000
- Language Services Network / Brightpoint: $2,500
- Neighborhood Health Clinics: $5,000
- Tabernacle Baptist Church: $620