Foellinger Foundation Awards $45,000 Family Development Grant to Amani Family Services

Fort Wayne, IN (January 22, 2019) – Amani Family Services has been awarded a grant in the amount of $45,000 by the Foellinger Foundation for three-year operational support.

“We are very grateful for the support of the Foellinger Foundation. This grant allows us to continue partnering with immigrants, refugees, and the community. Our services include counseling, victim advocacy, parenting education, and substance use support. The Foundation's commitment helps our entire community,” says Amani Executive Director, Irene Paxia.

Amani Family Services is a private nonprofit organization serving over 1,000 families and individuals from around the world who have made Allen County their home. It is one of the largest nonprofit agencies serving immigrants and refugees in the area, offering four programs, and employing approximately 40 multilingual staff members and contractors. Amani services include child abuse/neglect intervention and prevention, victim care, and counseling.

The Foellinger Foundation is a private, charitable foundation that invests in excellence by providing grants, leadership training, conferences, workshops and thought-leading speakers to strengthen nonprofit organizations that serve Allen County. The Foundation was created in 1958 by Helene Foellinger, The News‐Sentinel publisher from 1936 to 1980, and Esther Foellinger, her mother.