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Do it Best Hardware launches foundation

The hardware story chain, Do it Best, announced it's launching a foundation.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Do it Best Corp., which just announced it is relocating its headquarters from New Haven to Fort Wayne’s Electric Works project, is also launching a foundation to conduct its nonprofit efforts.

The hardware store chain says the Do it Best Foundation will distribute grants to organizations that align with its giving pillars and causes.

“Do it Best has a long tradition of supporting local causes and agencies that are committed to serving the needs of others,” said Dan Starr, president and chief executive officer of Do it Best Corp.

“We have been inspired to take that commitment to the next level…where we look forward to offering even more support to community organizations and initiatives.”

Starr says the new foundation will focus on four key areas for its charitable giving: Health and wellness, youth enrichment, the Arts, the Community

A committee is being created to review requests for funding. Do it Best said last month it will move its headquarters to the Electric Works development project in downtown Fort Wayne.