Friday, December 3, 2010

CANI receives grant from Fifth Third

Community Action of Northeast Indiana has received a $2,500 grant from the Fifth Third Foundation to support the agency’s Quality of Life Planning Process in Waynedale.

The Quality of Life Planning Process is part of CANI’s Community Economic Development department. The CED department is charged with providing economic opportunities and improving social conditions in a sustainable way for the community at large. It’s based on the principle that problems facing communities, such as unemployment, poverty, job loss, lack of community empowerment, are better addressed in a holistic and participatory way.

CANI is working with the Waynedale community to reinforce its strengths and assets by increasing resident engagement, promoting neighborhood action, and establishing new and stronger relationships among grassroots organizations and businesses. The plan addresses civic, social, physical and economic growth.

The grant funding from the Fifth Third Foundation will allow CANI to make grants available to civic organization and promote these initiatives.

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