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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign officially raises over $715,000 for Local Nonprofits

Posted: May 28th 2020

May 28, 2020 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne #GivingTuesdayNow campaign on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 raised over $715,000 for over 100 nonprofits in the community with 21 organizations fully funded. Over 5,000 gifts were made to the Community Foundation #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign to help nonprofits with COVID-19 related issues and the effect it has had on their organization. Over 100 nonprofit requests were displayed on CFGFW’s donate page from 7 AM – 7 PM totaling $1.7 million in requests.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has put together the list of nonprofits and the amount they received from the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. For the full list of Nonprofits that participated and the amount they raised, see below.

The Community Foundation is honored to be able to help over 100 nonprofits during this uncertain time and help them serve the community.

Nonprofit  Total Requested   Total To Agency 
A Hope Center $20,000.00 $11,113.46
Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana $20,000.00 $  2,240.55
Alive Community Outreach $10,000.00 $  9,949.20
ARCH Inc. $15,000.00 $  3,321.50
Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County, INC. $20,000.00 $10,445.27
Audiences Unlimited, Inc. $  5,000.00 $  2,950.30
Bach Collegium $  5,000.00 $  5,062.00
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (BBBS) $20,000.00 $20,597.30
Blessings In A Backpack, Inc. $10,000.00 $  4,133.07
Blue Jacket Inc. $20,000.00 $  2,545.67
Bounce Back of Indiana, Inc $20,000.00 $  1,963.48
Boy Scouts of America, Anthony Wayne Area Council $20,000.00 $      992.57
Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center $20,000.00 $  6,788.45
Brightpoint Development Fund $20,000.00 $  1,603.10
Byron Health $  7,500.00 $  3,364.14
Camp PossAbility $10,000.00 $  6,619.86
Camp Watcha Wanna Do  $  7,500.00 $  3,502.74
CASS Housing $20,000.00 $20,044.67
Center for Nonviolence, Inc. $15,000.00 $  3,810.59
Children’s Autism Center $20,000.00 $  7,978.95
Christian Community Health Care $14,000.00 $  5,761.18
Cinema Center $10,000.00 $  8,402.84
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. $20,000.00 $20,349.74
Cornerstone Youth Center $10,000.00 $10,154.34
Covenant Impact Center $20,000.00 $  3,497.53
Creative Women of the World  $10,000.00 $  3,752.17
Crossroad Child and Family Services, Inc. $15,000.00 $  2,730.59
Crosswinds, Inc. $20,000.00 $20,918.22
CTN $  3,500.00 $  3,472.33
Dance Collective $10,000.00 $  2,574.55
East Wayne Street Center $20,000.00 $  1,120.75
Easter Seals Arc $20,000.00 $  1,412.65
Embassy Theatre  $20,000.00 $10,322.22
Erin’s House for Grieving Children $20,000.00 $  6,971.67
Euell A. Wilson Center $  5,000.00 $  4,964.02
FAME (Foundation for Art and Music in Education) $20,000.00 $  1,166.20
Fellowship of Christian Athletes $20,000.00 $  2,231.20
Fort Wayne Center for Learning $16,000.00 $12,021.05
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo $20,000.00 $21,012.85
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Inc. $20,000.00 $11,291.73
Fort Wayne Museum of Art $10,000.00 $10,471.95
Fort Wayne Public Television Inc. (PBS Fort Wayne) $20,000.00 $  3,572.63
Fort Wayne Society of St. Vincent DePaul $20,000.00 $  8,469.62
Fort Wayne Trails $  5,000.00 $  4,797.33
Fort Wayne Youtheatre $15,000.00 $  3,871.51
From This Day Forward: A Wedding and Events Ministry  $20,000.00 $      761.16
GiveHear $20,000.00 $  9,059.24
H.O.P.E. for Animals $20,000.00 $  9,110.22
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne $20,000.00 $20,116.87
Healthier Moms and Babies  $20,000.00 $  7,690.93
Heart of the City Mission Foundation, Inc $20,000.00 $  3,009.60
Heartland Sings $10,000.00 $  8,684.49
Historic Fort Wayne , Inc  $  1,200.00 $      471.08
Hope Alive, Inc $15,000.00 $  3,181.42
International House $12,000.00 $  1,365.71
Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana  $10,000.00 $      486.53
Junior League of Fort Wayne $  3,000.00 $  1,316.12
Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network $15,000.00 $  1,016.53
Kate’s Kart, Inc. $10,000.00 $  6,077.91
LEARN Resource Center $10,000.00 $  1,613.10
Literacy Alliance $19,000.00 $  5,192.67
Little Rivers Wetlands $20,000.00 $  7,083.78
Lutheran Life Villages $10,000.00 $  9,987.37
Lutheran Social Services of IN $20,000.00 $11,215.52
Lutheran South Unity School $20,000.00 $12,709.92
Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House $  7,500.00 $  2,231.62
Mathew 25, Inc. $10,000.00 $  8,639.05
McMillen Health $20,000.00 $  2,539.43
Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana $  3,500.00 $  2,344.25
Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry $  5,000.00 $  4,960.97
Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne, Inc. $20,000.00 $  3,900.17
NeighborLink Fort Wayne Foundation, Inc. $20,000.00 $11,045.07
New Covenant Worship Center $20,000.00 $  2,516.62
Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) $20,000.00 $  4,886.58
Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection, Inc. $20,000.00 $  3,774.39
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (89.1 WBOI & Classical 94.1 WBNI $11,999.00 $  2,522.76
Out of a Jam Inc $12,000.00 $  6,851.01
Pet Food Pantry $  8,000.00 $  7,187.14
Power House Youth Center $  8,000.00 $  7,699.20
Project Ballet $  4,000.00 $  4,068.31
Purdue University Fort Wayne $20,000.00 $  7,391.76
Questa Education Foundation $20,000.00 $  1,165.29
Redeemer Radio $17,000.00 $  8,414.78
Rescue Mission $20,000.00 $21,459.38
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana $10,000.00 $10,570.41
Safe Families for Children Fort Wayne Area $20,000.00 $  3,762.65
Saint Anne Communities $20,000.00 $  1,201.66
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church and School $20,000.00 $  4,953.94
Science Central $14,600.00 $  1,796.20
Soarin’ Hawk $15,000.00 $  4,651.74
Specialty Tutoring $  3,000.00 $  2,981.64
Start Fort Wayne $10,000.00 $      396.70
Summit Equestrian Center $20,000.00 $  5,972.33
Super Shot Inc. $15,000.00 $  6,773.99
The History Center $  7,900.00 $      917.36
The League $10,000.00 $  2,305.58
The Lighthouse Recovery Center $16,000.00 $15,919.87
The Philharmonic $20,000.00 $  4,911.62
The Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center $  5,000.00 $  1,056.20
Thirteen Step House Inc. $10,000.00 $  6,416.76
Three River’s Distilling $20,000.00 $  5,742.42
Three Rivers Music Theatre $15,000.00 $14,924.17
UNITY Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. $20,000.00 $  3,133.48
Vincent Village $20,000.00 $  6,524.82
Visiting Nurse $20,000.00 $  5,826.08
Wellspring Interfaith Social Services $20,000.00 $  1,789.55
Whitington Homes and Services for Children and Families $20,000.00 $  5,466.14
Women’s Care Center $20,000.00 $20,033.75
World Baseball Academy, Inc. $  7,500.00 $  7,444.57
Wunderkammer Company  $20,000.00 $  1,915.06
X Count $20,000.00 $13,432.69
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne – YMCA Youth Service Bureau $20,000.00 $  6,538.36

*This total differs from the originally estimated total amount of $725,000 due to credit card processing fees.

For nearly 100 years, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has been a public charitable foundation serving Allen County since 1922. The Community Foundation had assets of approximately $169 million at December 31, 2019 and awarded more than $6 million in charitable grants and scholarships in that year. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne does three things: help people make their charitable giving more impactful, connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and provide leadership to address community needs to improve quality of life. Every day we connect people and resources to build a more vibrant community.


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