Community Foundation Awarded $442,500 in Grants in First Quarter

Posted: March 28th 2019

March 28, 2019 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awarded community impact grants to 26 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 1st quarter of 2019. The funding infused $442,500 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;

Artlink ($5,000) – Exhibits and educational programs;

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($45,000) – Youth mentoring programs pairing adults;

Center for Nonviolence ($30,000) – Intervention and prevention services to men, women, and youth to end domestic and other forms of violence;

Community Transportation Network ($55,000) – Specialized transportation;

Crossing Educational Center of Fort Wayne ($2,000) – Job training program;

Curriculum Opportunities and Resources for Educators ($2,500) –  Vocational training for young adults with disabilities;

Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana ($13,000) – Services for people with intellectual disabilities;

Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000) – Youth development programs;

Fort Wayne Cinema Center ($10,000) – Showcase film as an art form;

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

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

Heart of the City Mission Foundation ($5,000) – Operation Bicycle;

Heartland Sings ($5,000) – Performances, education and community outreach;

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

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana ($50,000) – Programs providing financial, emotional, and social resources to individuals in crisis;

Mental Health America ($25,000) – Client advocacy services;

Northeast Indiana Foundation Inc. ($10,000) – Vision 2030 initiative;

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Inc. ($5,000) – “Enterprising Communities” for Main Street and Solo Entrepreneurs;

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

SCAN ($25,000) – Family preservation program;

Start Fort Wayne ($5,000) – Entrepreneur and small business services

The League (for the Blind and Disabled) ($25,000) – Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;

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


For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has been a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $141.7 million at December 31, 2018 and awarded more than $6 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne does three things: help people make their charitable giving more impactful, connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and provide leadership to address community needs to improve quality of life. Every day we connect people and resources to build a more vibrant community.

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