Support our Work

Gifts to the Community Foundation or any of the initiatives we oversee, help us make a greater impact through our grantmaking and other programs. You can give online, by check, or through other assets.

The Community Impact Fund supports our Rising Together grant program, helping hundreds of local nonprofits make an impact in our community. Grants from this fund reflect our community’s everchanging people, needs, ideas, and issues. Rising Together grants help a wide range of nonprofits and charitable organizations across our community, such as soup kitchens and food banks, transitional housing facilities, after-school programs for underserved kids, case management providers for families in need, emergency housing organizations, organizations serving people with disabilities, and countless other entities working daily to instill hope in our neighbors. 

We truly thrive when all our neighbors experience greater well-being and quality of life. The Let’s Rise! Vision Fund allows us to make an immediate impact in the Community Foundation’s five pillars of well-being: Connected Community, Inspiring Places, Everyone’s Economy, Lifelong Learning, and Healthy Mind & Body. Support for this fund allows us to research and identify the root causes of inequities that exist locally, and to invest in long-term solutions that create a stronger community for all.

The Community Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and financial assistance to qualified students in Allen County. This fund allows Allen County students to achieve their dreams of higher education and sets them on the path to success while helping to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with obtaining a degree.

The Community Foundation exists to help people make their charitable giving more impactful, to connect funding to effective nonprofits through grantmaking, and to provide leadership to address community needs and improve the quality of life for the place we call home. The Organizational Excellence Fund allows the Community Foundation to continue to serve nonprofits and make changes on issues that impact our community the most.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The Women’s Fund is dedicated to  understanding—and overcoming— the challenges facing women and girls in Allen County. The Women’s Fund believes that families and communities truly thrive when women are economically and physically secure, safe, and healthy. Through research, education, and collaboration, they are working to uncover and address the most important issues, to reach our ultimate goal of a thriving community for all. The Women’s Fund is about a brighter future for women, and for our entire community.

Youth Empowered Philanthropy (YEP) is the Community Foundation’s first youth pod, consisting of high school students from Allen County. YEP teaches students about philanthropy and the impact they can have on their community while exposing them to the nonprofit world. Gifts made to YEP will supplement the students’ grantmaking. This allows students the opportunity to make real decisions with real dollars that create real impact in our community.

Gifts made online by credit card will be given to the fund that you designate net of standard credit card processing fees. You will receive a gift receipt via email.

Use the check memo line to indicate the fund you wish your contribution given to. Please make your check payable to:

555 E. Wayne St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

To learn more, please contact:

Kiley Tate-Potts
Director of Philanthropic Services

You can also contact another member of our Philanthropic Services team.