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Foellinger Foundation Invests More than $3 million for Early Childhood and Family Development in Allen County

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants in the Early Childhood and Family Development categories totaling $3,155,000 to support nonprofit organizations that provide services throughout Allen County.

“These organizations reflect the Foundation’s focus on supporting children and families in Allen County,” said Ed Kominowski, Foundation President. “The Foundation’s strategy is to support effective nonprofits emphasizing clients with the most economic need and the least opportunity. We are grateful to these nonprofit organizations that provide crucial services in our community. Their dedication helps improve the lives of area children and families.”

Awarded Organizations/Projects

Cancer Services of Allen County:    $285,000
three-year operating support for Allen County programs

Center for Nonviolence:    $277,500
three-year operating support

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne:    $80,000
two-year operating support for Allen County programs

Headwaters Counseling:    $330,000
three-year operating support

Healthier Moms & Babies:    $100,000
two-year operating support for Allen County programs

Homebound Meals:    $60,000
three-year operating support

Interfaith Hospitality Network:    $40,000
one-year operating support

Literacy Alliance:    $577,500
three-year operating support

Lutheran Life Villages:    $25,000
one-year operating support

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana:    $675,000
three-year operating support for Allen County programs

Martin Luther King Montessori School:    $115,000
one-year operating support

Matthew 25:    $80,000
two-year operating support

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana:    $15,000
one-year program support for Cedars Hope

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne:    $37,500
three-year operating support

Super Shot:    $17,500
one-year operating support

Vincent Village:    $150,000
three-year operating support

YWCA:    $290,000
two-year operating support

Grand Total    $3,155,000

 

About Foellinger Foundation
The Foellinger Foundation is a private, charitable foundation that invests in excellence by providing grants, leadership training, conferences, workshops and thought-leading speakers to strengthen nonprofit organizations that serve Allen County. The Foundation was created in 1958 by Helene Foellinger, The News‐Sentinel publisher from 1936 to 1980, and Esther Foellinger, her mother. Visit www.foellinger.org for more information.

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