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Community Foundation Of Greater Fort Wayne Distributes $1,181,213 In Grants 4th Quarter 2015

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,181,213 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

Artlink ($5,000)Exhibits and educational programs;

Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne ($45,000) – Youth development programs;

Cornerstone Youth Center ($15,000) – Youth development programs for all youth in grades 7-12;

Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana ($15,000) – Employment and job training opportunities;

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre ($35,000) – Community theatre for the 2015-2016 season;

Fort Wayne Cinema Center ($5,000) – Showcase film as an art form;

The Carriage House ($40,000) – Programs assisting adults with serious mental illness to live independently and work in the community;

Mental Health America ($20,000) – Client advocacy services;

Salvation Army ($20,000) – Social services;

SCAN ($25,000) – Family Preservation Program;

Summit Equestrian Center ($7,500) – Therapeutic riding lessons for people with disabilities;

Volunteer Center @ RSVP ($25,000) – Volunteer community service program;

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $143 million at December 31, 2014, and awarded more than $4.9 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.