FORT WAYNE—The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,435,110 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:
ACRES Inc. ($15,000)—Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves;
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($27,000)—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 ($45,000)—Specialized transportation;
Euell A. Wilson Center ($25,000)—Youth development programs;
Fort Wayne Ballet ($12,000)—Outreach and arts programs as well as the Ballet’s performances.
Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center ($25,000)—Forensic care to victims of sexual assault;
Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ($10,000)—Community building for affordable homeownership to low-to-moderate income families;
Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($25,000)—Arts and arts education programming in Allen County;
Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation ($15,000)—Arts and music program, the Percussion Theatre;
Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education ($10,000)—Multicultural Arts Education programs;
Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Foundation ($10,000)—Graduate Retention Program;
Healthier Moms and Babies ($10,000)—Health education and case management services to high-risk pregnant women;
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana ($40,000—Pre-kindergarten-12 Economic Education Programs;
League for the Blind and Disabled ($25,000)—Opportunities to empower people with disabilities;
Martin Luther King Montessori School ($35,000)—Preschool Montessori education;
Northeast Indiana Public Radio ($15,000)—Music, entertainment, and public discussion for two public radio stations;
Super Shot ($20,000)—Childhood immunization program in Allen County;
YWCA Northeast Indiana ($35,000)—Domestic-violence, immigrant, and racial justice programs.
Established in 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public, charitable foundation serving Allen County for ninety-two years. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2013, and awarded more than $4.5 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.