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Community Foundation Awards Community Impact Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed more than $500,000 in community impact grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:

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

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

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;

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;

Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana ($15,000) – Services for people with intellectual disabilities;

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

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

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

Fort Wayne Youtheatre ($5,000) – Sound system enhancement;

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

H.O.P.E. for Animals ($5,000) – Female dog spay program;

Headwaters Counseling ($20,000) – Programs to develop healthy relationships;

Heartland Chamber Chorale ($5,000) – Educational outreach;

Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($30,000) – Financial Literacy Program;

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;

Neighborlink Fort Wayne ($10,000) – Home maintenance and repair for low-income and disabled homeowners;

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

Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Indiana ($4,000) – Allen County family assistance;

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