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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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09/27/2016

Community Foundation Distributes $1,196,103 in Grants this Quarter

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,196,103 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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09/20/2016

Civic Innovation: Public Engagement Meetings Led by Internationally Recognized Urban Design Firm, Gehl Studios, to be held September 21 and 22nd

Residents are invited to take part in public meetings and attend a documentary screening about the value of placemaking and engaging public spaces on September 21 and 22. The meetings will be led by the Gehl Studios, an internationally recognized urban design firm brought to Fort Wayne by the Knight Foundation Fund and the Community […]

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09/20/2016

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne elected three new members to its board of directors, as well as installed officers for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, at the organization’s annual meeting. The new board members are: Mike Cahill – President & CEO, PHP Northeast Indiana Son Huynh – Associate Broker, Reecer Properties Rob Patrick – […]

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06/27/2016

Community Foundation Distributes Over $2 Million in Grants 2Q 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $2,086,129 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 […]

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06/02/2016

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Announces 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

Five Allen County students will receive full-tuition, four-year scholarships as the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. The following students have been selected to receive a scholarship to an Indiana college of their choice and a $900 yearly book stipend for required books and equipment: Quintin Hall, R. Nelson Snider […]

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05/19/2016

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Reaches Fundraising Goal for Community Grantmaking and Riverfront Development

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has raised nearly $3 million dollars in response to a challenge match from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. Thanks to the generosity and support of community members, local businesses, and private foundations, these gifts have resulted in a $2 million match from Lilly Endowment. As a result, just […]

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04/27/2016

Arts United and Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Partner with Riverfront Fort Wayne through Amplify Art! Campaign

Fort Wayne, IN (March 2, 2016) – Arts United is partnering with Riverfront Fort Wayne, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, and the City of Fort Wayne through Amplify Art!, a crowdfunding platform to “amplify” Riverfront programming by supporting three exciting Riverfront projects: Water Trail Maps, Faces of the Fort, and Surprise Cinema. Amplify Art! is a […]

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04/22/2016

Most Recent Internet Scams – Think Before you Click!

Yesterday, news broke that Prince Rogers Nelson was found dead in his home in Minneapolis at age 57. He was found unresponsive in an elevator and was declared dead shortly after. Internet criminals are going to exploit this celebrity death in a number of ways, so be careful with anything related to Price’s death: emails, […]

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04/19/2016

Community Foundation Distributes $1,431,850 in Grants First Quarter 2016

In the first quarter of 2016 the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,431,850 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included:   A Hope Center ($5,000) – Medical testing for sexually transmitted infections; Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana ($10,000) – Advanced Care Planning Program; […]

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