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Community Foundation Awards Over $500K In 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:

Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ($8,000) – Temporary office space;

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 ($32,000) – 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 Museum of Art ($30,000) – Arts and arts education programming in Allen County;

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

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

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

Headwaters Park Alliance – ($10,000) – Ice rink

Heart of the City Mission Foundation ($5,000) – The Laundry Room;

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

Lifeline Youth & Family Services ($5,000) – Preschool program;

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

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry – ($10,000) – Food bank;

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($35,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;

Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($20,000) – Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;

Power House Youth Center ($10,000) – Youth programs;

Science Central ($33,000) – 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.