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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!

Give Greater Allen County is a one-day, 12-hour initiative that fosters individual philanthropy in Allen County, Indiana, and is hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. During this day of giving, we’ll use the power of community to encourage individuals and businesses to support the nonprofits and causes they’re passionate about and who make impact in our community each and every day. Together, our donations will address the needs of the community by providing financial resources that affect lasting change.

Pioneer Grant Opportunity: Because We Love Our Community Grants

Pioneer Grant Opportunity: Because We Love Our Community Grants, a new grantmaking program for 2022 is focused on finding new nonprofits and groups to fund grassroots efforts in our community. The application will open March 1, 2022.

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.

2020 Grants Breakdown by Category

$183 Million in Total Assets

453 Total Funds

$7.9 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!


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 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.

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