The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has a special surprise for three local charitable organizations this holiday season; $100,000 capital grants. The three organizations receiving these special capital grants are: Community Transportation Network, Embassy Theatre Foundation, and Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
These special proactive grants are being made in addition to the regular quarterly competitive grants cycle. David Bennett, executive director, stated, “Throughout the years the Community Foundation has had a tradition of providing special year-end strategic grants for a variety of projects ranging from supporting basic needs to providing funding for collaborative projects that enhance quality of life. To continue the tradition, this year’s special funding is in the form of capital grants.”
The capital projects selected were chosen based on criteria determined by the Community Foundation’s Grant Review Committee. The capital projects are each transformational in scope and benefit a large segment of community members, and the organizations supported are each leaders in their respective service areas. Each agency has been previously vetted by the Grant Review Committee as part of the standard competitive grants cycle.
“While many agencies were considered, we ultimately selected three organizations – Community Transportation Network, Embassy Theatre Foundation, and Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities – whose capital projects are transformational for clients and the community,” said Chris Rupp, board chairperson of the Community Foundation. “Each of these organizations are proven leaders in their respective service areas, and we are pleased to support capital projects that have such wide-reaching benefits and impact so many members of our community.”
Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County. The Community Foundation had assets of more than $143 million as of December 31, 2014, and awarded $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.