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CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the  #GivingTuesday Fort Wayne Challenge!! All nonprofits with an agency endowment at the Community Foundation were challenged to raise money for their endowments during the #GivingTuesday season. The top raising organizations received a surprise $5,000 gift on Giving Tuesday. The winners are The Embassy Theatre, YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, The Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust, and The Questa Education Foundation!

Check out our 2019 Annual Report and learn more about the impact we had in the community last year!

Launched on August 26, 2020 – the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote – the Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne was founded to focus specifically on the needs of women and girls in Allen County, Indiana.

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.


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.

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

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.

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Office is Closed

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 have to remain safe and healthy. All Community Foundation staff will be working remotely and the office will be closed August 10 through December 31.

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).

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