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Don Wood Foundation Allocates $3.9M for Manufacturing in Northeast Indiana

Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Don Wood Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and related education in the region, has allocated $3.9M to support manufacturing in the area.

Recipients include the Area 18 Career Center in the amount of $1,012,812 to assist in establishing a new Advanced Manufacturing Program and equipment modernization; The Community Learning Center, Inc. in the amount of $472,094 for Industry 4.0 Robotics and Industrial Automation Lab; Eleven Fifty Academy in the amount of $100,000 for scholarship funding for Next Level Manufacturing in Allen County; Impact Institute in the amount of $1,500,000 to pledge support towards renovation of the Fairview Project; Kellogg Community College Foundation in the amount of $88,000 for the Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) Simulation Lab; Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Inc. in the amount of $25,000 for entrepreneurial program support; Northeast Indiana Works in the amount of $230,000 for their Manufacturing Awareness Campaign; Questa Foundation for Education, Inc. in the amount of $330,000 for the Manufacturing & Entrepreneurial Scholars Program and Rapid Response Completion Grant; and the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $130,000 for the Steuben County Co-working Space.

"The Don Wood Foundation is pleased to partner with several organizations in the region that seek to support the advancement of manufacturing and entrepreneurship in the communities they each serve," said Laura Macknick, executive director of the Don Wood Foundation. "The impact of these grants support education and workforce development in a variety of capacities through both capital and programmatic philanthropic investment."

The Don Wood Foundation is committed to growing and strengthening the manufacturing sector in the Midwest region. Following in Don Wood's footsteps, we are committed to aligning opportunities between students, community, and industry. Learn more at or follow the foundation on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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