Community Foundation Provides Seed Funding, Partners with Community Leaders to Launch Online Storytelling and News Platform

The board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has approved a $120,000 grant to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. as seed funding to launch an online storytelling & news platform. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 and supporting organization of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. The project is a partnership with […]

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Community Foundation Awards over $525,000 in Community Impact Grants 3Q 2017

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne awarded community impact grants to 22 nonprofit agencies serving Allen County in the 3rd quarter of 2017. The funding infused more than $525,000 of general operating support into local nonprofits undertaking our community’s most critical work. Recipients included: A Mother’s Hope ($5,000) – Housing and services for homeless […]

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2016 Annual Report is Available Now!

Want to learn more about the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and see what we’ve been up to recently? You can view our 2016 Annual Report here. We’re proud of the work we’re doing in Allen County to inspire philanthropy, connect ideas, and impact our community, and we think you will be too!

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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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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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