Foellinger Foundation Awards Nearly One Million Dollars to Improvement Projects

As a part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Foellinger Foundation has approved a total of $999,068 in grants for improvement or replacement of current assets or for the purchase of new assets. All grantees are Allen County 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that provide direct charitable services to the community.

The Foundation’s grantmaking strategy is built around selecting and strengthening effective organizations. Specifically, the Foundation supports organizations that are mission-driven, well-governed and results-oriented.

The key to this special grant opportunity was focusing on effectiveness. Organizations that received asset improvement grants successfully demonstrated how the project for which funds were sought made the organization more effective.

“Foellinger Foundation emphasizes effectiveness so nonprofit organizations can better serve our community,” said Cheryl Taylor, Foundation President. “This special grant opportunity better positions nonprofits by addressing needs that are often lower priority than programmatic needs, but are none the less crucial to the organization’s effectiveness.”

The Foundation awarded $999,068 to 31 organizations in various asset improvement categories. Click here to see the list of grant recipients.