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Powering Generosity, Maximizing Impact.

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

Our mission is to serve 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. Together, we are powering generosity and maximizing impact in our community.

Leadership

The Board of Directors leads the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in partnership with Executive Director, David Bennett. The board features 19 diverse professionals who are passionate about Allen County and identifying challenges and opportunities to realize our community’s potential. Meet our board and staff members.

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Assets

Assets include $137.5 million in 526 separate funds. In 2015, the Community Foundation accepted more than $8 million in contributions to new and existing funds and opened 22 new funds.

Within our assets, the Community Foundation manages 256 endowment funds of more than $91 million. Endowments benefit Allen County for good, forever as these permanent gifts grow and yield grant funding for current and future generations.

Foundation assets, including endowments, are professionally invested based on specific fund type to maximize return, strengthen grantmaking and create sustainable growth.

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Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne serves Allen County by identifying community needs, supporting broad-based initiatives to meet those needs, and supporting the local nonprofits who make our community a healthier and more vibrant place to live. In 2015, the Community Foundation awarded $6.5 million in grants to the nonprofit community.

We organize our grant programs into five major categories of community and human development. By bringing people, ideas, and capital together we help create a thriving community for all.

Information as of 12/31/2015

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History

Today, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is the realization of the vision of leaders nearly a century ago. Learn more about our history.

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Ways to Give

Interested in becoming a donor? We offer a wide range of flexible giving options and vehicles each specifically designed to help you maximize your impact.

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Leadership Initiatives

We’re investing in community leadership initiatives that create a better future and make our community a better place to live, work, and play – now and forever.

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