About Us

Inspiring local and lasting change. Together.

We are a tax-exempt, public grantmaking charity dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in our local community, but our true brilliance and success lies in our ability to leverage the giving of many to make the greatest possible impact in Allen County.


We help people make their charitable giving more impactful.

We connect funding to effective nonprofits through grantmaking.

We provide leadership to address community needs and improve quality of life.

our mission

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne serves as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.



The Community Foundation is a catalyst for community improvement, promoting philanthropic and strategic partnerships that enhance the quality of life in Allen County.

our Values

Integrity – We work to earn the trust of those we serve by operating ethically and demonstrating respect in all aspects of our work.

Stewardship – We safeguard donor intent in perpetuity by managing assets with professional care and exceeding expectations in all we do.

Collaboration – We collaborate across all aspects of our work and promote connecting, sharing, and engaging among all of our stakeholders.

Inclusion – We commit to creating a Community Foundation that reflects the values, diversity, and openness of the community we serve.

Leadership – We seek to foster community leadership in all its forms, developing collaborative solutions to important issues and catalyzing positive change in our community.