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My Community Foundation.

Read a letter To The Community We Call Home written by our President & CEO

We are here to help Allen County nonprofits digest the information that is constantly changing and impacting their ability to serve our community.


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


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


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

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!

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. 2018 was an exciting year for the community Foundation as we engaged more donors, created more funds, and had an even bigger impact in Allen County than we did the year before.

2018 Grants Breakdown by Category

  • Health and Human Services
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Other

$142 Million in Total Assets

443 Total Funds

20 Funds Created

We help students fund their educational dreams.

Mark Ulmschneider is not a Fort Wayne native, yet his love of this community is prominent in all he does. Learn about how he makes an impact on our community and gives to the causes he cares about.

Every day we connect people and resources to build a more vibrant and thriving community.

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Office is Open with Changes

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne continues to monitor the expansion of the COVID-19 outbreak.  In order to serve the community as we have done for almost 100 years, we too, have to remain safe and healthy, therefore we have implemented the following changes and recommendations.

  • You can continue to contact our staff by phone or email.
  • All meetings or events with CFGFW staff can be conducted by zoom, phone call, or in-person, depending on the nature of the meeting.
  • We are requiring masks to be worn when meetings inside our building take place.
  • The CFGFW conference rooms will be closed to outside groups until at least December 31, 2020.
  • Resources for nonprofits, donors, and professional advisors have been collected and can be found on our COVID-19 Resources page

We recognize and acknowledge the inconvenience this decision may cause. Thank you for understanding and helping us keep our community, donors, partners, and employees safe.

We will continue to provide additional updates in the coming days and weeks via email, our website, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).

© 2020 Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne