December 2023 Grants Awarded


Directs $183,430 to Worthy Causes

Thanks to the generosity of donors past and present, the Community Foundation was able to award $183,430 to deserving organizations this month. The following awards were reviewed by a volunteer Grants Committee who made funding recommendations to the Board of Directors with whom all Grant making authority resides.

  • BABE, $50,000 matching opportunity
  • Camp Whitley, $5,000 to purchase new mattresses.
  • Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, $5,000 for services, funded in part by the Shirley Gates Fund
  • Difference Makers, $5,000 as a challenge match to help offset food costs
  • Easterseals Passages, $5,000 to help offset costs of training and establishing up a gaming club
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $5,000 toward Philharmonic programs in local schools
  • Giving Gardens, $5,430 toward programs and projects
  • Junior Achievement, $1,500 toward Biztown expenses for local students
  • Midweek Meal, $2,500 for food for their weekly free meal program
  • Night to Shine, $5,000 toward general event expenses
  • Salvation Army, $10,000; $5,000 for Helpline and $5,000 toward holiday programming
  • Stillwater Hospice, $7,500 toward grief, hospice and palliative programs for Whitley County residents
  • Trinity Presbyterian, $5,000 for food for their weekly outreach youth program
  • United Way of Kosciusko & Whitley Counties, $5,000 to supplement Launchpad early childhood efforts
  • Veterans Cemetery Headstone Cleaning Project, $2500
  • Whitley County 4-H, $20,000 to help resurface the 4-H Center floor
  • Whitley County Energy Assistance, $20,000 to aid struggling families who cannot afford energy bills
  • YMCA, $10,000 for Whitley County Domestic Violence services

For additional information on the Community Foundation of Whitley County, visit or call 260-244-5224.

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