The following was released on Wed., July 5, 2017 by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne (July 5, 2017) - Fort Wayne, IN - The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed more than $500,000 in community impact grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:
Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ($8,000) - Temporary office space; Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) - Arts and cultural programs; Audiences Unlimited ($12,500) - Cultural programs for people with limited access to arts; 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 ($30,000) - Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre; Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000) - Homeownership program; Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($30,000) - Arts and arts education programming in Allen County; Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($30,000) - Arts and arts education programs; Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana ($20,000) - Leadership development programs for girls in grades K-12; Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000) - Health education programs; Headwaters Park Alliance - ($10,000) - Ice rink Heart of the City Mission Foundation ($5,000) - The Laundry Room; Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($5,000) - Processing donated meat for local food pantries; Lifeline Youth & Family Services ($5,000) - Preschool program; Literacy Alliance ($30,000) - High school equivalency learning centers, literacy programs, and tutoring services for Allen County adults; Miss Virginia's Food Pantry - ($10,000) - Food bank; Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($35,000) - Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program; Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($20,000) - Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations; Power House Youth Center ($10,000) - Youth programs; Science Central ($33,000) - Science, technology, engineering, and math education programs; Super Shot ($20,000) - Childhood immunization program in Allen County; Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000) - Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs; and, YWCA Northeast Indiana ($45,000) - Domestic violence, addictions, and racial justice services.
Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-five years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $142.9 million at December 31, 2016, and awarded more than $10.2 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.