Leadership Initiatives

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Creating a better future for all.

The Community Foundation is a community partner that creates a better future for all by pursuing the community’s greatest opportunities and addressing our most critical challenges – inclusively uniting people, institutions and resources from throughout Allen County, and producing signifi­cant, widely shared, and lasting results.

The Community Foundation partners with local community leaders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to seek innovative and effective solutions to community-wide issues. Learn more about our Leadership Initiatives below!

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Riverfront Development

Our rivers brought us here. Today, we’re in the middle of a powerful story, and tomorrow looks even better. Since 2015, Community Foundation has taken a lead role in private fundraising to support riverfront development and improve our community.

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The Community Health Improvement Plan for Children (CHIP) is a collaborative effort by a group of local volunteers and community advocates. The Community Foundation played a role in the development of CHIP and will continue to provide support to implement.

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Community Leadership

When everyone in our community pulls together, we have the power to do great things. By sharing our collective ideas and expertise as well as our financial resources, we’re making Allen County an even better place to live—for now and forever.

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