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AWS Foundation Announces $855K in Grants

Friday, May 27, 2022

AWS Foundation recently awarded $855,238 in grants to 14 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include:

  • Arts United – $8,110 to add performers with disabilities to the 2022 Taste of the Arts Festival.
  • Choices Coordinated Care Solutions - $30,000 to support CONNECT Allen County Navigation.
  • Community Choirs of Huntington County - $5,000 for Joyful Songsters.
  • DeKalb Co. Eastern Community Schools - $46,545 over three years for the Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative Teacher Academy.
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre - $16,500 for Project Lights Up.
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective - $105,000 over three years for the Dance for Diverse Abilities program.
  • Healthier Moms & Babies - $30,000 over three years for early interventions for better birthing outcomes.
  • HearCare Connection (dba GiveHear) - $120,000 over three years for pediatric hearing services.
  • Indiana Family to Family - $37,000 for the northeast Indiana family support center.
  • Jesters of University of Saint Francis - $75,000 for operating and strategic planning.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association - $15,000 for MDA summer camp scholarships for families from northeast Indiana.
  • NeighborLink Fort Wayne - $50,000 for projects and collaborations for accessibility.
  • Trustees of Indiana University - $302,083 over three years to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioral challenges.
  • Winona Lake Limitless Park - $15,000 for a water accessibility feature.

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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