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02/01/2017

Lee Family Scholarship to Award Two $10,000 Scholarships to North Side Graduates

Judge William C. Lee and his family have established a new scholarship fund at the Community Foundation for students graduating from North Side High School. The Lee Family Scholarship will award two $10,000 scholarships per year (payable at $2,500 per year for four years). The scholarship will only be available to graduates of North Side High […]

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01/25/2017

Knight Foundation Names 4 Local Finalists in Knight Cities Challenge

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have selected 4 local finalists out of a total 144 finalists nation-wide, in the third annual Knight Cities Challenge, a national call for ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Open to innovators of all types, the Knight Cities […]

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01/23/2017

Community Foundation Supporting Landing Project

One of the oldest parts of Fort Wayne could be the scene for one of its newest developments – and the Community Foundation is helping to make it happen. The Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust, working with the Model Group of Cincinnati, has announced plans for a $37-million project that will bring commercial, retail and […]

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01/16/2017

Top 5 Ways the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Impacted our Community in 2016

Number 5: Granted over $2 million to local non-profits through the Community Impact Fund As a Community Foundation we spend every day working to improve the lives of everyone in Allen County, and our true efficacy and success lies in our ability to leverage the giving of many to make the greatest possible impact. In 2016 we […]

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01/16/2017

Educational Presentation: Impact on Water Quality: Fort Wayne’s Rivers and Lake Erie

Are you interested in learning more about the progress our community is making to improve the water quality of our rivers? We invite you to attend one of two presentations next week to learn from Dr. Christopher Winslow,  Interim Director of OSU Stone Labs on “Agriculture’s Link to Lake Erie.” The presentations will be held: Tuesday evening, […]

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01/16/2017

Community Foundation Distributes $1,255,683 in Grants 4th Quarter of 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,255,683 in both discretionary and advised grants to nonprofit agencies, the majority of which serve Allen County. Funds are awarded in five strategic priority areas: basic human needs, physical and mental health, youth and adult education, arts and culture, and community development.  Some of […]

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12/12/2016

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Makes $500,000 Grant to Support Riverfront Fort Wayne

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is making a $500,000 grant to the Fort Wayne Parks Department to be used as a $1-for-$2 match to benefit ongoing fundraising efforts for Riverfront Fort Wayne. The matching grant will go directly to the Fort Wayne Parks Foundation to support a resolution approved today by the Parks […]

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10/26/2016

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Check out our Fall 2016 Newsletter.

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10/18/2016

Open Position: Director of Development for the Community Foundation

Director of Development The Community Foundation is seeking a Director of Development to join our organization. For a printable PDF of the complete job description click here. ABOUT THE JOB The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s mission is to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, […]

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09/28/2016

Celebrate Write-A-Will Week with a Free Will

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be fabulously wealthy to leave a charitable gift (called a bequest) in your will. You just have to have a cause you care about and want to support and the “will” to make it happen. There are lots of really important reasons to make sure you have […]

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