Fort Wayne, IN – The AWS Foundation recently awarded $624,760 in grants to 11 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include:
Youth Opportunity Center: $50,000 for an accessible playground, sensory equipment and art materials.
Volunteer Lawyer Program: $40,000 to fund guardianships for low-income individuals and families.
SPEAK MODalities: $100,000 for the pilot roll-out of SPEAKall and SPEAKtogether apps.
Shepherd’s House: $10,000 to replace an elevator in a residential facility serving 51 veterans.
The Life Enrichment Center: $100,000 to expand their Creative Enrichment Center program.
Heartland Sings: $10,000 to pilot a 9 week choral program at Turnstone.
Friends of the Rivers: $56,000 to modify the riverboat for accessibility.
Churubusco Youth Foundation: To match contributions totaling $25,000 from individuals and businesses to construct an accessible playground for the community park.
FWMoA: $35,000 for three art exhibits showcasing artists with disabilities.
Science Central: $24,640 for their Special Abilities Days and to purchase a mobile adult changing table.
Caring About People: $10,000 for scholarships for mental health and behavioral services for clients.