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AWS Foundation Announces $460,640 in Grants

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.

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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

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AWS Foundation Announces $2,822,418 in Grants for 1st Quarter 2015

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $2,822,418 in grants to 16 area non-profit organizations in northeast Indiana that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.  These organizations include:

  • Camp Red Cedar: $25,000 for camperships, riderships and to replace outdated therapeutic riding equipment
  • CORE, Inc.: $128,449 to create a vocational retail training program for young adults
  • Community Transportation Network, Inc.: $25,000 for operating support
  • Douglas Road Elementary School Playground: $25,000 for an accessible playground and a $75,000 matching grant
  • Easter Seals ARC: $25,000 for the Literacy Program in collaboration with Ivy Tech
  • Fifth Freedom: $24,600 to conduct an accessibility survey of northeast Indiana BMV facilities
  • Fort Wayne Curling Club: $25,000 to create a league, purchase safety and curling equipment and establish a U.S. Special Olympics program
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Inc.: $25,000 for the Dance with Disabilities program
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre: $5,000 for the Backstage Insight program
  • Junior Achievement: $25,000 for operating support and to develop a financial education program for Easter Seals ARC clients
  • Passages, Inc.: $35,000 to create a performing arts program
  • Pathfinder Services, Inc.: $25,000 for Summer at Last day camp
  • Science Central: $23,562 for automatic main entrance doors
  • Turnstone: $200,000 payable over 5 years to create the Nancy Louraine Pediatric Therapy Scholarship
  • Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, Inc.: $25,000 for program support for their Older Adults program
  • Women’s Bureau: $25,000 for Project C.A.R.E. sexual assault and prevention program
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne: $1,000,000 grant and $1,000,000 matching grant for the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA natatorium and $80,807 for a Special Population Director.