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05/05/2017

Community Foundation Awards more than $500,000 in Community Impact Grants 1Q17

The Community Foundation has had a great week celebrating some very cool community projects we are helping to support like Riverfront and Open Streets Initiative. We are also excited to announce that in the first quarter of 2017, we granted more than $500,000 in impact grants to local nonprofit agencies serving our community. Recipients included:

A Hope Center ($5,000) – Medical testing for sexually transmitted infections;
ACRES Land Trust ($20,000) – Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves;
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($35,000) – Youth mentoring programs pairing adults
with youth;
Center for Nonviolence ($25,000) – Intervention and prevention services to men, women, and youth to end domestic and other forms of violence;
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana ($50,000) – Food distribution through various programs;
Community Transportation Network ($50,000) – Specialized transportation;
Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000) – Youth development programs;
Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana ($15,000) – Services for people with intellectual disabilities;
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission ($40,000) – Shelter, food, clothing for men, women, and children;
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($35,000) – Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;
Fort Wayne Urban League ($25,000) – Life Readiness Program;
Fort Wayne Youtheatre ($5,000) – Sound system enhancement;
Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education ($10,000) – Multicultural Arts Education programs;
H.O.P.E. for Animals ($5,000) – Female dog spay program;
Headwaters Counseling ($20,000) – Programs to develop healthy relationships;
Heartland Chamber Chorale ($5,000) – Educational outreach;
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($30,000) – Financial Literacy Program;
The League (for the Blind and Disabled) ($25,000) – Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;
Lutheran Social Services of Indiana ($50,000) – Programs providing financial, emotional, and social resources to individuals in crisis;
Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000) – Preschool Montessori education;
Neighborhood Health Clinics ($20,000) – Medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured patients;
Neighborlink Fort Wayne ($10,000) – Home maintenance and repair for low-income and disabled homeowners;
RemedyLIVE ($10,000) – SoulMedic, text to chat mental health program;
Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Indiana ($4,000) – Allen County family assistance;
Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana ($5,000) – Pro Bono Legal Services Program.


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