The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,298,762 in grants to 22 nonprofit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental or 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 & Girls Clubs 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 for 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.

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 enduring intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities are engaged fully and meaningfully in all aspects of community life. For more information, visit

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