Foundation announces grant awards totalling $181,000

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News Release

WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Community Foundation has announced more than $181,000 in grants to 18 organizations serving Kosciusko County.

These grants provide support to a wide range of initiatives, including a countywide transportation survey to be conducted by the Community Transportation Network (CTN).

CTN is a community transportation system based in Fort Wayne.

“The transit landscape has changed a lot over the last 20 years,” said Justin Clupper, executive director at CTN. “Now is the time to understand new and emerging transit needs across our region.”

The transportation assessment takes a close look at the needs of Kosciusko County and 10
additional counties.

Any resident of the 11-county area is welcome to take the survey, especially those with transportation needs. To take the survey, click here:

“For seniors and people with disabilities, a lack of dependable, affordable transportation is a life-changing barrier,” said Clupper. The same is true for families, early learners, rural community residents and employees. “The assessment will help us understand what is working well, what isn’t, and how we can create a more efficient transit system throughout the region,” he added.

CTN applied for and received a Community Funds grant from the Community Foundation this spring. The grant enables CTN to connect with and hear directly from Kosciusko County
residents. Click here to take the survey:

Seventeen additional organizations received Community Fund grants this spring: Cardinal
Services, Inc. of Indiana; Chautauqua-Wawasee; Classic Arts Programs, Inc.; Curriculum
Opportunities and Resources for Educators (CORE); Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Inc.; Grace
College & Seminary; Kate’s Kart, Inc.; Kosciusko Community Senior Services; Kosciusko
Leadership Academy; LifeTouch Ministries & Counseling Center; Little Lambs
Preschool/Daycare Ministry, Inc.; Presby Preschool; Science Central, Inc.; Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation; Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Inc.; Wawasee High School and WNIT 34 Michiana Public Television.

“The Community Funds July grant cycle is quickly approaching,” said Alex Hall, vice president of programs at the Community Foundation. The application deadline is July 1 by 4:30 p.m. “We encourage organizations serving Kosciusko County to apply. If you’re not sure your need fits our grant criteria, don’t hesitate to reach out,” Hall added.
For more information about grants available through the Community Foundation, visit or call 574-267-1901.