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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Awards $29,000 Grant to Brightpoint to fund Covering Kids and Families Program

Fort Wayne, IN – Brightpoint has been awarded a grant in the amount of $29,000 by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. These funds will be used for the Covering Kids and Families of Northeast Indiana (CKF-NEIN) program.

The Community Foundation grant will be used to assist families and individuals with enrolling in health insurance programs. Brightpoint’s CKF program employs licensed Indiana Navigators who provide free help to Hoosier families so they can understand and enroll in state and federal health insurance programs such as Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women, the Healthy Indiana Plan and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

“CKF-NEIN strives to eliminate the barriers that families face with enrolling in, utilizing, and maintaining health coverage. The grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne will allow CKF-NEIN to continue to remove one of the causes and conditions of poverty by helping Allen County residents to obtain health insurance and quality health care services” stated Amanda Chappell, local director of CKF-NEIN and Program Manager at Brightpoint.

Those needing assistance with health insurance coverage are encouraged to visit Brightpoint’s website: www.mybrightpoint.org/ckf or call (800) 589-2264 to schedule an appointment.

Brightpoint is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving more than 45,000 people across northeast Indiana. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $140 million at December 31, 2015, and awarded more than $6.5 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 grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.