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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 too, have to remain safe and healthy, therefore all Community Foundation staff will be working remotely and the office will be closed March 17 through April 6.

However, thanks to technology and flexibility, we will continue to conduct business.

  • You can continue to contact our staff by phone or email.
  • Concept Letters are due by 3 pm April 6; please use the mail slot located on the west side of the front door of the CFGFW building.
  • Online donations are accepted 24/7 via our website ( Contributions to funds and grant recommendations will be processed as quickly as possible.
  • All previously scheduled in-person meetings or events with CFGFW staff will be cancelled, rescheduled, or conducted by phone.
  • The CFGFW conference rooms will be closed to outside meetings.

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).

WOW! 2019 was such an incredible year at the Community Foundation! Thank you to all of you that worked with us this last year in the community.

Take a few minutes to relive all of those special moments and learn more about some of the things we accomplished in 2019!

Working together to make an impact in 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.

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