AWS Foundation makes $819,989 in grants

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $819,989 in grants to 18 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana. These organizations include:

Autism Society of Indiana: $35,000 for the Area Support Coordinator in Northeast Indiana and $25,000 for Career Services in Northeast Indiana;

Byron Health Center: $250,000 for programming at its new facility on Lake Avenue;

Crossroad Child and Family Services: $70,000 for a sensory garden;

Fort Wayne Ballet: $7,500 for a sensory-friendly Nutcracker performance;

Fort Wayne Citilink: $50,000 operating support for Access services;

Fort Wayne Curling Club: $105,000 collateral for new facility build-out;

Heartland Sings: $10,000 for a summer vocal arts residency at Turnstone;

L.I.F.E. Adult Day Academy: $24,000 for expanded community integration;

Monroeville Park Board: $25,000 for Monroeville Park accessible playground;

RSVP of Allen County: $25,000 for the I CAN Team;

Science Central: $24,365 for Special Abilities Days 2019;

Summit Middle School: $10,000 for a sensory room;

Trine University: $44,761 for the medical dispenser project Phase II;

Trustees of Indiana University: $24,858 for Camp Yes And at Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative;

University of Saint Francis: $25,000 for an Autism Symposium;

Volunteer Lawyer Program: $40,000 for guardianship services, and;

Whispering Meadows Elementary: $10,000 for a sensory room.

Founded in 2007, AWS Foundation supports a wide range of organizations and service agencies in Northeast Indiana working to develop a community in which people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit