Foellinger Foundation grants $1 million to the Rescue Mission

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Foellinger Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to provide three-year capital support to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries. Half of these funds–$500,000–are a matching grant opportunity, to help the organization reach its $17.5 million capital campaign goal.

The organization has created a plan to complete this capital project, operate the new facility and better assist the nearly 2,500 homeless or near-homeless members of our community that The Rescue Mission serves.

“To have Foellinger Foundation provide this gift to The Rescue Mission affirms the excellence and effectiveness of the program and services we offer,” said Rev. Donovan Coley, Sr., CEO and Senior Pastor of The Rescue Mission. “This is very encouraging, as we continue to serve the poor and homeless in Northeast Indiana with more space and dignity as we have outgrown our current location.”

“We have appreciated the diligent work of the Rescue Mission and the effectiveness of its board and staff leadership,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foellinger Foundation President.

Foellinger Foundation supports organizations that help Allen County residents increase their self-reliance by moving from dependence to independence and looks forward to seeing the positive impact The Rescue Mission will have on our whole community.

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