FORT WAYNE—The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $919,155 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County.
Allen County Education Partnership ($35,000)—Literacy program for kindergarten through third grade children;
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($25,000)—Arts and cultural programs;
Blue Jacket ($10,000)—Computers, printers, and network equipment;
Boy Scouts of America—Anthony Wayne Area Council ($20,000)—Youth leadership development;
Community Action of Northeast Indiana ($29,000)—Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana Program;
Embassy Theatre Foundation ($25,000)—Maintenance and operation of the historical theatre;
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($25,000)—Arts and arts education programs;
Harold W. McMillen Center for Health Education ($30,000)—Health education programs;
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000)—Emergency housing for families in Allen County;
Literacy Alliance ($30,000)—GED, literacy programs and tutoring services for Allen County adults;
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne ($25,000)—Furniture bank and Beds4Kids program;
Science Central ($25,000)—Science, technology, engineering, and math educational programs;
Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities ($50,000)—Therapeutic, educational, wellness, and recreational programs;
Women’s Bureau ($30,000)—Rape awareness, prevention, and counseling program.
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.