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In 2017, the Community Foundation distributed more than $8.2 million and the majority of funds remained right here in Allen County. Those funds supported programs for children and families, education and scholarships, arts and culture, and community engagement and development.

To learn more about our competitive grants, including applications for Community Impact Fund grants and Barbara Burt Leadership Development Fund grants, click here.

With the help of donors, nonprofits and volunteers, the Community Foundation is committed to making lives better in every corner of our community.

Community Foundation grants are as varied as our community. Some are awarded through an open, competitive grant application process, while others reflect an advised fund donor’s recommendation or are part of an estate gift. However, they all have a single goal: improving our community.

Seeking a grant? Please review the Grant Guidelines and Procedures in order to apply.

Read our guidelines and grant opportunities thoroughly and review our Frequently Asked Questions. Then, we invite you to contact the Community Foundation to speak with one of our staff to assess fit with our priorities.


Fast Facts

Fast facts: Vision, Mission, Leadership, Assets,  Grantmaking, Gifts and more! Check out all the fast facts that you need to know about the Community Foundation.

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Today, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is the realization of the vision of leaders nearly a century ago. Learn more about our history.

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Finance and Investment

We value integrity, stewardship, and service and work to earn the trust of those we serve by operating ethically and demonstrating respect in all aspects of our work.

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