Grant received from the Foellinger Foundation

April 8, 2019


Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana (YFCNIN) announces a generous contribution of $190,000 made by the Foellinger Foundation for two-year program support of YFCNIN’s City Life program.

“Foellinger has supported us for many years and has been critical to the success of our City Life program in southeast Fort Wayne. We (YFCNIN) are working hard to equip and empower young people to rise up as leaders within their own communities – this creates hope for lasting change. Foellinger Foundation’s continued support is helping us serve these young people and positively impact this community,” says Chris Todia, CEO.

This grant allows YFCNIN’s City Life program to further impact teenagers in Fort Wayne by providing basic health & safety, educational success, economic literacy, civic literacy, and spiritual & moral literacy. By providing these resources, young people’s lives are changed, as well as the communities they live in.


ABOUT YOUTH FOR CHRIST OF NORTHERN INDIANA (YFCNIN): Youth for Christ reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement. YFCNIN impacts 11-19-year olds throughout a 12 County area in Northern Indiana, through its Campus Life, City Life, and Juvenile Justice Ministry (JJM).

ABOUT THE FOELLINGER FOUNDATION: 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. Visit for more information.