Community Foundation Awarded more than $580,000 in Grants this Quarter

Posted: July 20th 2018

July 20, 2018 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awarded community impact grants to 24 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 2nd quarter of 2018. The funding infused more than $580,000 of general operating support into local nonprofits undertaking our community’s most critical work. Recipients included:


A Hope Center Pregnancy & Relationship Center ($5,000) – Earn While You Learn program;

Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ($10,000) – Safe shelter for homeless pets;

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Arts and cultural programs;

Audiences Unlimited ($14,000) – Cultural programs for people with limited access to arts;

Blessings in a Backpack ($7,500) – Weekend nutrition for low-income children;

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 ($35,000) – Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre;

Fort Wayne Community Educational Center d/b/a N.I.D.L. ($2,000) – Archive materials for Diversity Library;

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

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

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

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne ($20,000) – Homeownership program;

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

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($10,000) – Processing donated meat for local food pantries;

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

Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) – Preschool Montessori education;

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;

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

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

Super Shot ($25,000) – Childhood immunization program in Allen County;

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) – Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs;

Vincent Village ($45,000) – Programs for homeless families; and,

YWCA Northeast Indiana ($45,000) – Domestic violence, addictions, and racial justice services.

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