About Us

Envision a community where even our boldest dreams come true.

Where we engage, connect, and energize residents and visitors, and each person feels a sense of belonging. Where everyone flourishes, and has access to tools and resources that help them reach their highest potential.

It’s only when we look beyond our limitations, and embrace our ambitions, that our neighbors experience greater wellbeing and quality of life.

At the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, we’re committed to moving our community toward a more vibrant future.

Here, we Imagine Greater.



We help people make their charitable giving more impactful.

We connect resources to nonprofits through grantmaking and education.

We provide leadership to address community needs.


We’re driven by fostering strong, meaningful relationships with each person we work alongside.

Equity: We strive to honor the unique needs of each individual and organization, providing equitable access to resources and opportunities.

Impact: Each decision should move us toward positive and lasting change, encouraging growth, and propelling our community forward.

Integrity: Our stakeholders trust us with their resources, in perpetuity. We honor donor intent, and act with our community’s needs in mind.

Passion: We pursue our work with enthusiasm and dedication because we love our community.



Organizational Excellence is an essential strategy in our Let’s Rise! Vision Plan. We rise together as an organization by investing in ourselves to consistently exceed established, measurable, and influenceable benchmarks in a sustainable way.