Fort Wayne, IN ─ The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,298,762 in grants to 22 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include:
Blue Star Recyclers: $30,000 for Midwest recycling operations creating jobs for individuals with disabilities.
Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne: $10,000 for sound reduction paneling and $135,706 for the Inclusion Coordinator position.
Camp Red Cedar: $100,000 for operating support
Community Transportation Network: $200,000 for specialized transportation support.
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana: $20,000 for the iCan Bike program.
Early Childhood Alliance: $22,348 for early intervention services.
Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana: $50,000 in operating support.
Family Voices Indiana: $55,000 to support restructuring efforts.
Fort Wayne Ballet: $7,500 for one sensory friendly performance.
Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.: $165,200 for the disability employment initiative.
Huntington County Community Schools Corp.: $4,999 for the Chillville sensory room.
Judy A Morril Recreation Center: $8,258 for automatic door installation.
L.I.F.E. Adult Day Academy: $60,000 for operating support.
Little River Wetlands Project: $35,000 for the extension of accessible floating trails at Eagle Marsh.
Lutheran Social Services: $35,000 for LSSI Works.
Otis R Bowen Center: $10,000 for Silas Solutions software.
Super Shot, Inc.: $12,751 Family exam room and sensory items.
The Lighthouse: $5,000 for training for staff to work with individuals with disabilities.
Turnstone: $200,000 in operating support.
Visually Impaired Preschool: $47,000 for early childhood intervention.
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services: $10,000 for the Older Adult Program.
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne: $75,000 for adaptive services.