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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Gives $200K Grant

Thursday, September 21, 2023

On Friday, September 15, during the 2023 Welcoming Fort Wayne Awards, Brad Little, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, announced that the Community Foundation has granted Amani Family Services over $200,000 for the next two years to strengthen its Welcoming Fort Wayne initiative and community advocacy efforts.

The community foundation does three things: we help people make charitable giving more impactful, connect funding to effective nonprofits through grantmaking, and provide leadership to address community needs and improve the quality of life in Allen County. This partnership with Amani perfectly exemplifies how the three things intersect to support much-needed change in our community.

The grant is made possible through Community Foundation Funds and Donor Funds, specifically the Richard D. Waterfield Charitable Fund and the Richard Dallas & Marni McKinney Waterfield Charitable Fund. “I am excited to see the impact Amani’s work will have in our community over the next two years and beyond,” Little said.  “It’s truly momentous to see our vision come to life through this partnership.”

About Amani Family Services

Amani Family Services is a local nonprofit organization serving nearly 2,000 individuals from around the world. Learn more at AmaniFamilyServices.org.

About The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne  

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne does three things: help people make their charitable giving more impactful, connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and provide leadership to address community needs to improve quality of life. The organization connects people and resources daily to build a more vibrant community.

As of Dec. 31, 2022, the community foundation held charitable assets of approximately $194 Million and awarded more than $9 million in charitable grants and scholarships throughout the same year. Since its formation in 1922, it has awarded more than $184 million in charitable grants. For more information, visit cfgfw.org

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