Giving Tuesday

Give to a nonprofit during our #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge!

During November, The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne challenges all nonprofits that hold endowment funds with us to raise money for their endowments. Gifts to eligible endowment funds will receive a 20% match from The Community Foundation. In addition, the top-raising organizations from our five Let’s Rise! Vision plan pillars will receive a surprise unrestricted gift on November 28, #GivingTuesday.


Community Transportation Network (CTN)

Fort Wayne Urban Enterprise Association

Friends of the Third World / Angeline Walczyk Friend of the Poor Legacy Fund

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne

The League

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne

Goodwill Industries / Robbins Fund for Client Services

Vincent Village



*A nonprofit with an asterisk listed beside their name is NOT eligible for the 20% match because they follow a different spending policy than the Community Foundation. They are still eligible for the #GivingTuesdayFW Challenge surprise.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

In short, an endowment is designed for permanency and long-term sustainability. This is typically achieved by preserving both the original contribution(s) and any subsequent contributions that are then invested for long-term growth. Generally, these funds are held by a qualified nonprofit organization or foundations as designated by the original donor(s). An endowment can grow through ongoing contributions and positive investment returns. A percentage of the earnings are used to advance the organization’s charitable mission.

There is instability in government grants, the transfer of generational wealth, and tax laws changing, so it’s important for a nonprofit to have a long-term sustainability plan. Nonprofits are doing such vital work and improving lives in our community, and we at the Community Foundation want to be a resource to help them in becoming sustainable for the long-term, a piece of which is endowment building.

Help your favorite nonprofit be sustainable for the future. Donate to their endowment today!

Resources for #GivingTuesday Challenge:

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