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May 16, 2018 by 5 pm




Breakthrough Fund

Foellinger Foundation seeks to positively influence the quality of life in Allen County by encouraging and supporting ideas that help residents lead fulfilling and connected lives. The Breakthrough Fund is all about people. Nonprofit organizations and other partners from throughout our community are invited to collaboratively propose concepts that identify opportunity and creatively address a social challenge our community faces.

Foellinger Foundation’s Breakthrough Fund catalyzes innovative ideas that are brought to life by new collaborations. These concepts, developed with creative thinking, achieve “breakthrough” status when they significantly and positively impact residents. Several ideas may receive support for Refine Phase development; one or more may be funded through the Realize Phase.

Foellinger Foundation’s Board of Directors has earmarked up to $100,000 to support Refine Phase projects. The Board may choose to fund a single project, multiple projects, or no projects.

Organizations must collaborate their applications, and the lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) Allen County nonprofit organization that is exempt from paying federal taxes, and that is not a private foundation. Applications for the Refine Phase are due May 16, 2018 and will be reviewed to determine if the submitted ideas are important, feasible, measurable and sustainable.

The Foundation awards grants to Allen County nonprofit organizations that are exempt from paying federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and that are not private foundations. 

Breakthrough Fund recipient(s) will be announced in late August as part of a 60th Anniversary Celebration. More information regarding the celebration will be announced at a later time.

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