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Impact Porter Co Awards $55,000 in Women's Fund Grants

Impact 2014 grant awards

(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Community Foundation. (L-R)
Kathleen Walsh, Impact Porter County grant committee chair, Paul
Schreiner from Project Neighbors, Mark Trumball and Mariann Frigo
from Jacob's Ladder, and Barb Young, Porter County Community
Foundation President.)

Impact Porter County announced today that they presented four Women's Fund grants to local organizations during its annual membership dinner on Wednesday. Jacob's Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center, and Project Neighbors, were each awarded a high-impact grant of 25-thousand dollars. The grant will help Project Neighbors with its current project, transforming the former HealthLinc Community Health Center in Valparaiso into 18 affordable studio apartments for single women. Joab's Ladder will use the grant for their Respite Program for mothers of special needs children. The other finalists were the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County and Dayspring Women's Center, who each received a 25-hundred dollar grant.

“The impact of these grants is far reaching as we continue to improve the lives of women and children,” said Walsh. “This support of women’s causes, provides a helping hand to hundreds of local women and families throughout Porter County.” She noted that Impact Porter County has now awarded over $350,000 in Women’s Fund grants since its inception. 

Impact Porter County is an active giving circle of women helping women through the Porter County Community Foundation. This dynamic group makes a lasting impact by awarding significant grants that improve the quality of life for women and children in Porter County. To learn more about Impact Porter County and to view Women’s Fund impact stories, visit online at www.portercountyfoundation.org or contact the Foundation at 219-465-0294.



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