Community Foundation distributes $919,155 in grants this quarter

| June 24, 2014

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.

Recipients included:

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 AmericaAnthony 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.

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