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Summer Salon Series

This summer, the Community Foundation will host its fourth summer salon series. Historically, salons are gatherings of people held to increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. Our Summer Salons will be in person and are open to the public.

The August summer salon session will be held at Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46807, from 12:00 – 1:30 PM. The cost per ticket is $15. Lunch will be provided. To purchase tickets and secure your seat now, click the button below. Seats are limited.

We offer a number of different resources for local nonprofits. Learn about the different ways we help nonprofits in our nonprofit video, or by reading our nonprofit resources blog!

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s Grant Catalog is now open to the public! 100% of your donation goes to the nonprofit.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne receives more requests than we can fund on our own. We welcome donations of $100 or greater to help fulfill these requests and sustain the great programs that serve our community. The Grant Catalog will be updated regularly with new funding opportunities!

A Century of Stewardship

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, we’re sharing stories from our fundholders and grantees in a video series! The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is honored to bring you “A Century of Stewardship featuring Shirley Woods”. Watch her incredible story!

At the Community Foundation, we are dedicated to supporting nonprofits through grants and sustainability. We partner with donors to help make their philanthropic giving impactful. We are also committed to supporting initiatives in Allen County that promote growth and prosperity for all.

2021 Grants Breakdown by Category

$222 Million in Total Assets

520 Total Funds

$8.1 Million awarded in Grants & Scholarships

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategy

Start Fort Wayne launched the Greater Fort Wayne Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategy (EES). The comprehensive 10-year plan will elevate the importance of entrepreneurship in local economic development initiatives. The EES was developed in partnership with and funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Don Wood Foundation.

The study includes surveys from 622 local entrepreneurs representing 705 businesses and convening more than 500 interviews and focus groups. The end result is an across-the-board strategy for the Greater Fort Wayne entrepreneurial ecosystem over the next decade!

Impact

We help generous people like you make a difference in our community. Learn how our donors inspire good and impact growth in Allen County.

Community

We lead community initiatives by collaborating to solve important issues and catalyzing positive change.

Nonprofit

We offer seminars and provide resources to support your organization and help you do your work more effectively and efficiently.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s Grant Catalog is now open for nonprofits to apply to have a need displayed on our website.

Just as we receive more requests than we can fund on our own, we know there are projects and programs that need funding that is not always covered by foundation support. Each quarter, the Community Foundation will accept requests from nonprofits in Allen County that will be displayed on our Grant Catalog, where the community can see the requests and donate.

Introducing our New Logo!

The Community Foundation was founded in 1922 and has been serving Allen County since. As part of the 100th Anniversary, the Community Foundation decided it was time to update our brand to reflect the last 100 years and set a course for the next 100 years.

A new website is coming soon! Stay tuned!

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We are celebrating 100 years!

In 1922, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne was created. While we were not originally known as the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, we have always been here with the sole purpose of creating good impact in our community. Take a look at our new historical timeline for some highlights of the last 100 years.

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