Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

The latest positive news written by residents and organizations in our community.

AWS Foundation Awards $1,318,600 In Grants

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,318,600 million in grants to 19 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana. These organizations include: Blue Jacket: $100,000 over two years for the Opportunity Career Academy and staff support. Camp Millhouse: $30,000 for low ropes course improvements and an accessible glider. Camp […]

Start Fort Wayne Announces Multiple Donations 

Start Fort Wayne is excited to announce two new donations from Brad Felds at the Anchor Point Fund and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. Brad Felds, Techstars’ co-founder, has graciously donated $10,000 to Start Fort Wayne this month from his foundation, Anchor Point Fund. Felds states, “Anchor Point helps communities innovate and grow […]

New Haven Community Foundation Distributes Grants To Local Organizations

The New Haven Community Foundation Board has distributed its spring grant cycle funding to eight organizations including Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation (two programs), Allen County Education Partnership, Southeast Youth Council (Cornerstone), Learn Resource Center, The Literacy Alliance, and The Lighthouse: A Biblical Recovery Center. In total, $4,000.00 was […]

Start Fort Wayne Announces Organization Growth

Start Fort Wayne is announcing the growth of the organization in two new key roles. Start Fort Wayne has hired a Marketing and Events Manager and an Atrium Supervisor, Daniel Butler and Pasjion Weaver. Butler began as the Marketing and Events Manager in June and Weaver began in April as the Atrium Supervisor. Daniel moved […]

PHP To Relocate Corporate Headquarters In Fort Wayne

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc. (PHP), a local employee benefits organization, has announced the relocation of their corporate headquarters to Magnavox Way Corporate Center, 1700 Magnavox Way, Fort Wayne, Indiana (46804). PHP’s acquisition of Pro-Claim Plus, Inc. (October 1, 2017) has required the need for more combined physical space —PHP will occupy nearly […]

Rivercamp: FUN Summer Camp for Youth

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is inviting kids, ages 8-12 to get active on our city’s rivers! They will learn about the role our rivers have played in the history of Fort Wayne and ways to enjoy them today. Campers will gain a better understanding of our rivers and ways to safely enjoy […]

Mayor Henry Announces Fort Wayne Plans To Become A TenPoint Coalition City

Mayor Tom Henry today was joined by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Reverend Dr. Charles Harrison, Fort Wayne UNITED representatives, and local community and business leaders to announce that the City of Fort Wayne plans to become a TenPoint Coalition city. The coalition is the next step in Fort Wayne’s efforts to influence the lives […]

Open Streets Coming In July

Mayor Tom Henry was “back on the street” today, Calhoun Street to be exact, to announce the return of the City’s Open Streets Fort Wayne event. Joined by neighborhood and business leaders, bike riders, pickleball players and fitness instructors, Mayor Henry announced that the free Calhoun Street event promoting health, business and neighborhood connectivity has […]

Museum Receives Matching Challenge Grant

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received a matching challenge grant of $420,000 from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wisconsin, to be used toward repair and restoration of the elaborate Auburn Automobile Company showroom. The showroom itself was listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was referred to in the facility’s […]

Update And Joint Statement From Mayor Henry And City Council On Residential Garbage And Recycling Collection Efforts

Mayor Tom Henry and City Councilmen Jason Arp, Tom Freistroffer, Glynn Hines, and Geoff Paddock today provided an update on residential garbage and recycling collection efforts in the City of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne’s new garbage and recycling contractor, Red River Waste Solutions, began providing services on January 2. The City and Red River recognize […]