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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:36 pm

Verbatim: Foellinger awards nearly one million dollars for local youth development

The following was released on Wed., March 14, 2018 by the Foellinger Foundation: 

The Foellinger Foundation has approved grants totaling $995,500 to enrich the lives of young people and families in Allen County.

“The Foundation’s strategy is to support effective nonprofits,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. “The grantees on the list reflect the Foundation’s emphasis on funding nonprofits led by adaptive board and staff leaders whose organizations make Allen County a better place.”

The grants fall under the Youth Development category, which reflects the Foundation’s focus on children and their families, especially those with the greatest need and least opportunity. This reflects the Foundation’s emphasis on fulfilling the wishes of its founders, Helene and Esther Foellinger.
Organization/Type of Support/Grant Amount
Anthony Wayne Area Council, BSA/One-year program support/$25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne/One-year operating support/$125,000
Crossroad Child & Family Services/One-year operating support/$28,000
Drive Alive/Three-year operating support/$22,500
Erin's House for Grieving Children/Two-year operating support/$40,000
Gateway Woods Family Services/One-year program support/$20,000
Martin Luther King School/Three-year operating support/$345,000
Junior Achievement/Three-year operating support/$315,000
Power House Youth Center/One-year operating support/$10,000
Project READS/One-year program support/$15,000
Salvation Army/One-year program support/$50,000

Grand Total                 $995,500