Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Awards $55,000 Grant to CTN to fund Specialized Transportation
Fort Wayne, IN Feb. 25, 2019 — Community Transportation Network (CTN) operates specialized transportation primarily in Allen County to accommodate the needs of seniors, people with disabilities, low income families, children, youth, and the organizations that serve them. These funds will help to sustain the growth in CTN’s capacity to provide more trips for over 5,800 individuals of all ages and all abilities.
The Community Foundation grant will be used to support providing over 90,000 passenger trips this year. Examples include a 4 year old going to therapy, a 71 year old going to an out-patient surgery, a 76 year old with Parkinson’s enjoying services at Turnstone, a 30 year old man traveling to work at ESARC, and a class of Head Start preschool children discovering a farm.
In each of those trips, it is important for that rider to connect with valuable resources. According to Becky Weimerskirch, Executive Director, “For those with major health issues that require frequent medical appointments, our friendly accommodating service helps individuals remain healthier, happier, and more independent.”
CTN is accepting donations to sponsor trips for individuals to access healthcare, program services, recreation, education, work, shopping, and other resources.
CTN is a private nonprofit organization that provides accommodating transportation for seniors, people with disabilities, low income families, children, youth, and the organizations that serve them. To be able to get there, enables a person to open a new door of opportunity.
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $141.7 million at December 31, 2018 and awarded more than $6 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne exists to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grant making, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.