FORT WAYNE - Non-profit organizations dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities in northeastern Indiana have been awarded grants from AWS Foundation. This round consisted of over $618,000 in grants

Organizations receiving grants:

  • Ancilla College: $10,000 for scholarships for their autism program.
  • Audiences Unlimited: $13,910 for music and dance program at Life Adult Day Academy.
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities: $2,500 for day program assistive technology.
  • Bi-County Services:  $10,132 for Dream Team baseball bleachers, concrete pads and sidewalk.
  • CASS Housing: $125,000 for organizational capacity building. 
  • Drake Goetz Memorial Park: $35,000 for accessible playground.
  • East Noble School Corporation: $15,299 for sensory room at East Noble Middle school.
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre: $25,000 for the Backstage Insight project.
  • GiGi’s Playhouse: $30,000 for career development programs.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne: $55,000 for ReStore job skills training for individuals with disabilities.
  • Huntington University: $35,000 for the ABLE program.
  • Joe’s Kids: $25,000 for operating support.
  • The League: $25,000 for operating support.
  • McMillen Health: $25,000 for Varied Abilities Days.
  • Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana: $75,000 for VASIA program and $30,000 for Kids on the Block.
  • Visually Impaired Preschool: $21,250 for early childhood intervention services in Northeast Indiana.
  • Whitley County Consolidated Schools: $9,999 for sensory room at Mary Raber Elementary.

More information on AWS Foundation, and who they benefit, can be found here