AWS Foundation Announces $474,855 in Grants

Fort Wayne, IN – The AWS Foundation recently awarded $474,855 in grants to 14 area non-profit organizations in northeast Indiana that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. These organizations include:

Achieva Resources: $39,900 for expansion of the Guardianship program

Anthony Wayne Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped and Blind: $55,000 for the Earn and Learn program for special needs high school students

Bi-County Services: $25,000 to build the first inclusive playground for the city of Bluffton and the Dream Team

Children’s Choir of Huntington: $10,000 to create an inclusive choir for teens and adults with and without disabilities

East Allen County Schools: $29,955 to upgrade the READ 180 intervention program for middle school special needs students and teacher training; and $34,500 to develop an online professional development program for Special Education teachers

Easter Seals ARC: $25,000 for the year-round recreation program

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre: $15,000 for two sensory-friendly performances

Goodwill Industries: $25,000 to expand the retail training program with the purchase of a new point-of-sale system

HearCare Connection: $25,000 for audiology care and hearing aids for low-income individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities

R.I.S.E: $20,500 to create an accessible commercial-quality kitchen for skills training and food production

RSVP of Allen County: $25,000 for the I CAN Volunteer Service Team program

The League for the Blind and Disabled: $20,000 for the Youth Service program for low-income youngsters

Town of Winona Lake: $25,000 for an accessible playground

Turnstone: $100,000 to purchase fitness, aquatic, recreational and athletic equipment for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities