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Community Foundation Of Greater Fort Wayne Grants Nearly $1.5 Million To Local Nonprofits In 1Q 2016!

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,431,850 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

A Hope Center ($5,000) – Medical testing for sexually transmitted infections;

Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana ($10,000) – AdvancedCare Planning Program;

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($35,000) – Youth mentoring programs pairing adults

with youth;

Center for Nonviolence ($25,000) – Intervention and prevention services to men, women, and youth to end domestic and other forms of violence;

Christian Community Health Care ($5,000) – Healthcare services to low income residents of Allen County;

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana ($50,000) – Food distribution through various programs;

Community Transportation Network ($50,000) – Specialized transportation;

Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000) – Youth development programs;

Fort Wayne Ballet ($20,000) – Outreach and arts programs as well as the Ballet’s performances;

Fort Wayne Community Educational Center ($2,000) – Northeast Indiana Diversity Library;

Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($35,000) – Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;

Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programming in Allen County;

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000) – Culture and education programs;

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission ($40,000) – Shelter, food, clothing for men, women, and children;

Fort Wayne Urban League ($25,000) – Life Readiness Program;

Fort Wayne Youtheatre ($3,816) – Technology classes, production and office support;

Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education ($10,000) – Multicultural Arts Education programs;

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana ($20,000) – Leadership development programs for girls in grades K-12;

Heartland Chamber Chorale ($3,000) – Educational outreach;

Inner City Hope Corporation d/b/a Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry – ($10,000) – Food bank;

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($30,000) – Pre-kindergarten-12 Economic Education Programs;

The League (for the Blind and Disabled) ($25,000) – Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana ($50,000) – Programs providing financial, emotional, and social resources to individuals in crisis;

Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) – Preschool Montessori education;

Neighborhood Health Clinics ($20,000) – Medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured patients;

RemedyLIVE ($10,000) – SoulMedic, text to chat mental health program;

Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana ($5,000) – Pro Bono Legal Services Program.

Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-three years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2015, and awarded more than $6.5 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.