Over $500,000 in Community Impact Grants Awarded Second Quarter 2017

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed more than $500,000 in community impact grant awards during the second quarter of 2017 to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ($8,000) – Temporary office space; Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne ($30,000) – Arts and […]

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Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne elected two new members to its board of directors, as well as installed officers for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, at the organization’s annual meeting. The new board members are: Doug Wood – Senior VP and CAO, Sweetwater Sound Heather Schoegler – President, Augustus Advisors, Inc. The 2017-2018 officers […]

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Community Foundation Awards more than $500,000 in Community Impact Grants 1Q17

The Community Foundation has had a great week celebrating some very cool community projects we are helping to support like Riverfront and Open Streets Initiative. We are also excited to announce that in the first quarter of 2017, we granted more than $500,000 in impact grants to local nonprofit agencies serving our community. Recipients included: […]

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Community Foundation Board of Directors Announces Retirement of Executive Director, David Bennett

David Bennett, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne since 1995, will retire at the end of this year. The announcement came at the Foundation’s board meeting on February 9.  Chris Rupp, board chair, indicated that the search process for David’s successor would begin shortly. During Bennett’s tenure, the assets of the […]

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Now Hiring! Community Foundation Seeking CEO/President

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/PRESIDENT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER FORT WAYNE TO APPLY: Send resume to Resumes will be accepted until May 15. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION As Chief Executive Officer, the President/CEO is responsible for;  management and oversight of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne’s operations including development, donor services, financial stewardship, marketing, community […]

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Check out our Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Alison Gerardot Named Director of Philanthropic Services for Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has named Alison Gerardot, a Fort Wayne native and community change agent, as Director of Philanthropic Services. As the Community Foundation looks to our future as a local philanthropic leader, we seek to grow our assets and deepen our impact in the community. Through creating opportunities for philanthropic […]

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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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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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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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