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Community Foundation Distributes Over $2 Million In Grants 2Q 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $2,086,129 in both discretionary and advised grants to nonprofit agencies, the majority of which serve Allen County. Funds are awarded in five strategic priority areas: basic human needs, physical and mental health, youth and adult education, arts and culture, and community development. Some of the recipients included:

American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana ($30,000) – Disaster relief programs;

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Arts and cultural programs;

Audiences Unlimited ($12,500) – Cultural programs for people with limited access to arts;

Boy Scouts of America – Anthony Wayne Area Council ($20,000) – Youth leadership development;

Community Action of Northeast Indiana d/b/a Brightpoint ($29,000) – Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana Program;

Embassy Theatre Foundation ($30,000) – Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre;

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000) – Homeownership program;

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programs;

Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000) – Health education programs;

Heart of the City Mission Foundation ($5,000) – Life skills development programs;

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($5,000) – Processing donated meat for local food pantries;

Lifeline Youth & Family Services ($10,000) – Youth and family counseling services;

Literacy Alliance ($30,000) – High school equivalency learning centers, literacy programs, and tutoring services for Allen County adults;

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($25,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;

Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($15,000) – Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;

Power House Youth Center ($6,564) – Computers, iPads, and software for after school program;

Science Central ($30,000) – Science, technology, engineering, and math education programs;

Super Shot ($20,000) – Childhood immunization program in Allen County;

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) – Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs; and,

YWCA Northeast Indiana ($45,000) – Domestic violence, addictions, and racial justice services.