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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.