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Community Foundation Grants $560,000 In Q1, Fulfills 28% Of $2 Million Commitment

As part of a $2 million commitment to Allen County nonprofits announced earlier this year, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has awarded $560,000 community impact grants to 26 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 1st quarter of 2018.

The funding was distributed to nonprofit organizations as operational grants and represents 28% of the $2 million commitment the Community Foundation announced earlier in the year. The grants were given to organizations that address community needs in the four impact areas supported by the foundation: basic needs/human services, arts and culture, community development, and education.

“Our current funding model provides local organizations with operational grants rather than restrictive program-specific grants,” said Christine Meek, Director of Community Impact. “By empowering grant recipients to allocate the dollars to whatever their most critical funding need is at the time, the Community Foundation is able to help nonprofits achieve their missions in the most effective and flexible way possible, in turn, supporting better results and greater impact.”

The infographic below accompanies the quarterly report and can be downloaded in both high and low resolution on the Community Foundation website located at