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AWS Foundation Announces $1,298,762 in Grants

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,298,762 in grants to 22 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include:

  • Blue Star Recyclers: $30,000 for Midwest recycling operations creating jobs for individuals with disabilities. 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne: $10,000 for sound reduction paneling and $135,706 for the Inclusion Coordinator position.
  • Camp Red Cedar:  $100,000 for operating support
  • Community Transportation Network: $200,000 for specialized transportation support.  
  • Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana: $20,000 for the iCan Bike program. 
  • Early Childhood Alliance: $22,348 for early intervention services. 
  • Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana: $50,000 in operating support. 
  • Family Voices Indiana: $55,000 to support restructuring efforts. 
  • Fort Wayne Ballet: $7,500 for one sensory-friendly performance.
  • Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.: $165,200 for the disability employment initiative.  
  • Huntington County Community Schools Corp.: $4,999 for the Chillville sensory room.
  • Judy A Morril Recreation Center: $8,258 for automatic door installation. 
  • L.I.F.E. Adult Day Academy: $60,000 for operating support. 
  • Little River Wetlands Project: $35,000 for the extension of accessible floating trails at Eagle Marsh.
  • Lutheran Social Services: $35,000 for LSSI Works.
  • Otis R Bowen Center: $10,000 for Silas Solutions software.
  • Super Shot, Inc.:  $12,751 Family exam room and sensory items.
  • The Lighthouse: $5,000 for training for staff to work with individuals with disabilities. 
  • Turnstone: $200,000 in operating support.
  • Visually Impaired Preschool: $47,000 for early childhood intervention.
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services: $10,000 for the Older Adult Program.
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne: $75,000 for adaptive services. 


About AWS Foundation

Founded in 2007, AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations and service agencies in northeast Indiana, working to develop a community in which people with enduring intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit 

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