Grants totaling more than $2.7 million for early childhood and family development in Allen County

Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Foellinger Foundation Board of Directors has approved grants in the Early Childhood and Family Development categories totaling $2,741,500 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 Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. “The Foundation’s strategy is to support effective nonprofits emphasizing clients with the most economic need with the least opportunity."

Organization/Project Title

Amani Family Services
three-year operating support



Blue Jacket
three-year operating support


Cancer Services
two-year operating support


Community Harvest Food Bank
three-year operating support


Early Childhood Alliance
three-year operating support


Healthier Moms and Babies
two-year program support 


HearCare Connection
three-year operating support


The Learning Community
one-year operating support


Matthew 25
two-year operating support


Mental Health America
one-year program support for Cedars Hope


three-year operating support


Positive Resource Connection
three-year operating support


  Super Shot
  two-year operating support
  Turnstone Center   
  three-year operating support
  United Way of Allen County       
  one-year program support for the 2-1-1 Resource    Center
  Volunteer Lawyer Program     
  three-year operating support
  Wellspring Interfaith Social Services   
  three-year operating support
  Grand Totals $2,741,500


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 NewsSentinel publisher from 1936 to 1980, and Esther Foellinger, her mother. Visit for more informatio


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