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Community Foundation Infuses Local Nonprofits With $525K Of Operating Support

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awarded community impact grants to 22 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 3rd quarter of 2017. The funding infused more than $525,000 of general operating support into local nonprofits undertaking our community’s most critical work. Recipients included:

A Mother’s Hope ($5,000) – Housing and services for homeless pregnant women;

Amani Family Services ($25,000) – Immigrant and refugee support services;

ARCH ($10,000) – Protection and preservation of historic places in Allen County;

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne Indiana ($35,000) – Services for priority needs in the community;

Blue Jacket ($15,000) – Vocational training and employment services for disadvantaged;

Cancer Services of Northeast IN ($35,000) – Client advocate and client services program;

Catalpa Street ($2,500) – Agricultural program;

Early Childhood Alliance ($40,000) – Early care and education;

Erin’s House for Grieving Children ($25,000) – Grief support services;

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

Fort Wayne Dance Collective ($15,000) – Dance and dance education programs;

Fort Wayne Medical Society Foundation ($21,000) – Healthier Moms and Babies

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000) – Safe Haven with the Fort Wayne Police Department;

Fort Wayne Trails ($10,000) – Region’s trail network;

Harlan Christian Youth Center ($10,000) – Youth development programs;

HearCare Connection ($10,000) – Hearing loss screening and treatment for low-income individuals;

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne d/b/a Just Neighbors ($35,000) – Emergency housing for families in Allen County;

Little River Wetlands Project ($10,000) – Restore and protect wetlands;

Matthew 25 ($50,000) – Healthcare services to uninsured, low income residents of Allen County;

Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection ($35,000) – Care coordination, education, and medical clinic;

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services ($50,000) – Youth after school and summer day camp programs;

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne ($45,000) – Renaissance Pointe YMCA’s after school and summer learning programs, and the Youth Services Bureau’s Status Offender Court Alternative Program.

“The Community Foundation is proud to serve as a supportive backbone for our local nonprofits. By providing operational grants through our Community Impact Fund, we are able to provide funding that increases both the flexibility and stability of an organization,” said David Bennett, Executive Director of the Community Foundation.

Today’s fast-paced world increasingly requires nonprofits to adapt to changing realities and identify new opportunities. Through grants from the Community Impact Fund, the Community Foundation helps nonprofits serving Allen County achieve their missions in the most effective and flexible way possible, in turn, supporting better results and greater impact.