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Community Foundation Distributes $1,880,715 in Grants this Quarter

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,880,715 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

ACRES ($20,000) – Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves;

African/African-American Historical Society of Allen County ($8,000) – Historical preservation of

local African American culture;

Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000) – Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children;

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;

Blue Jacket ($10,000)Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged;

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

Crime Victim Care of Allen County Indiana ($15,000) – Immigrant and refugee 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;

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

Fort Wayne Dance Collective ($10,000) – Dance and dance education programs;

Fort Wayne Society of St. Vincent DePaul ($10,000) – Food, clothing, and transportation services;

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

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

Positive Resource Center ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and outreach programs;

Unity Performing Arts Foundation ($10,000) – Youth choral membership assistance program;

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

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($45,000) – Youth after school and summer day camp programs;

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne ($45,000) – Renaissance Pointe YMCA’s after school and summer learning programs, and the Youth Services Bureau’s Status Offender Court Alternative Program.