Fort Wayne, IN ─ The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,514,122 in grants to 19 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana. These organizations include:
Bowen Center: $15,000 for Autism Center Certification.
Children’s Choir of Huntington County: $10,000 for the Joyful Songsters Inclusive Choir.
Citilink Access: $50,000 for on-demand Access service.
East Allen County Schools: $10,032 for TeachTown social skills curriculum for special needs elementary school classrooms.
Fairfield Elementary School: $10,000 for Pedals for Success classroom sensory equipment.
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre: $14,000 for Project “Lights Up!” productions.
Fort Wayne Youtheatre: $6,000 for Backstage Insight program.
Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.: $7,600 for two 2018 Leadership Fort Wayne scholarships for individuals with disabilities.
HearCare Connections: $25,000 for low-income hearing loss clinic and related services.
Indiana Deaf Camp Foundation: $5,000 for camper scholarships.
Junior Achievement: $30,000 for functional skills curriculum development and volunteer training.
Life Adult Day Academy: $30,000 for fire sprinkler system.
McMillen Health: $25,000 for Varied Abilities Days health and wellness programs.
NeighborLink: $30,000 for home maintenance and repair services for individuals with disabilities.
Passages: $70,000 for the Spotlight Avenue performing arts program and $20,000 for Creative Abundance arts program.
Turnstone: $114,490 for sports, recreation and wellness for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities; $1,000,000 to help fund the Phase 2 Construction Project shortfall.
Visually Impaired Preschool Services: $17,000 for early intervention services in Northeast Indiana.
Woodside Middle School: $10,000 for a sensory room.
YWCA: $15,000 for inclusive playground equipment.