Why Give

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Give generously. Get a lot back in return.

Take a minute to consider the impact of charitable giving–supporting programs and services that benefit those most in need and changing lives forever. By giving through the Community Foundation, you can support the charitable causes that are important in your life. You come to the Community Foundation with a unique and passionate reason for giving. Our passion is to make your charitable goals a reality.

When you give through the Community Foundation, you’ve got an entire community of local leaders and nonprofit experts on your side. With years of philanthropic expertise and deep roots in Allen County, our staff and Board can connect you to the organizations and people who are making a difference in the greater Fort Wayne area—so philanthropy is easier and more impactful than you ever imagined it could be.

So why give?… to support your passions now and forever.

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Donor Services

Connection to local nonprofits – so you can get to know your charities’ needs

Online fund management – Our online donor portal helps you keep tabs on your giving

Personalized and professional service – to ensure you realize your philanthropic goals

Annual IRS tax filing – so your giving gets the appropriate deduction

Access to investment and giving experts – to make the most of your fund or donation

Discover the benefits of becoming a donor.

Honoring the people and places you love. Funds created in memory or honor of a family member, friend or organization will always award grants in that name. Or if you prefer anonymity, we will carefully protect your identity.

Giving a gift that’s truly personal. An individual, family, business, club, or nonprofit organization can create a fund at the Community Foundation that’s tailored to their specific interests. Gifts of any size may be added to existing funds.

Receiving maximum charitable tax benefits. Because of its public charity status, the Community Foundation offers the highest level of charitable tax benefits.

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out, completes the circle and comes back to us.

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