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Please note: the credit card fees charged by financial institutions will be deducted from the fund in which the contribution is being made. The Foundation suggests that donors elect to contribute an additional 2.9% to cover the costs charged by the financial institutions. To avoid these charges all together you can contribute via check, gift of stock, or other options. After your donation is made, you will receive an automatic receipt in your email and then a tax receipt in the mail. If you need assistance email Kiley Tate-Potts at ktatepotts@cfgfw.org or call 260-426-4083.

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Fund Name   Description
1:Unrestricted
Community Impact Fund Donate The Community Impact Fund is the core grantmaking program of the Community Foundation. Gifts to the Community Impact Fund help hundreds of local nonprofits make an impact in our community.
2:Designated
AVOW - Advancing Voices of Women Community Project Fund Donate The mission of AVOW is to Advance Voices of Women in public life, the community square and civil conversations. Gifts to AVOW go to support bipartisan efforts to train women for public life and engage women in public policy.
Jack Harrison Bell Memorial Fund Donate This fund was created in memory of Jack Bell who passed away in 2016. This fund annually supports Youth Services Bureau of the Greater Fort Wayne YMCA and the work they do to encourage young people to stay on course, knowing Jack would want to help others that would need a hand up in life.
N.E.W - Non Traditional Employment for Women Fort Wayne Donate N.E.W. Workshop Fort Wayne has a mission of empowering and inspiring young women through collaboration with female leaders in nontraditional careers. Through a workshop, this groups invites students to spend a day exploring nontraditional careers for women to help girls experience new opportunities for future education and career plans.
3:Donor Advised
Allen County Firefighters Relief Fund Donate Gifts to this fund support firefighter families who need financial support after a firefighter has been killed or injured in the line of duty.
Andrew Maddox Memorial Fund for Children Donate
BookStart Fund Donate The purpose of the BookStart fund is to increase the number of low-income parents in Allen County, Indiana who regularly read to their very young children. Gifts to BookStart go to purchase books for children ages birth through three years old in poverty, which are distributed by partner organizations.
Dinner Dance Fund Donate Founded in 1989, The Dinner Dance was created to support the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. This fund annually supports the Positive Resource Connection, which works to improve the quality of life for men, women and children with HIV and AIDS in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana.
Haley Wetherill Memorial Fund Donate This fund was created in memory of Haley Wetherill who passed away in 2016. This fund supports a variety of activities that Haley supported in her life including the Homestead High School Show Choir to help students in financial need to be able to participate, Youth for Christ, Vincent Village and her church.
New Haven Community Foundation Donate Founded in 2013, the New Haven Community Foundation was created to allow individuals and businesses the opportunity to make contributions to fund grants for the benefit of the community of New Haven, Indiana today, and for future generations.
Safari Club International, Northeast Indiana Chapter Fund Donate Donations to the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the Safari Club go to support specific conservation efforts such as Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Scottie "APSF" Ferrell Memorial Fund Donate This fund was created in memory of Scottie Ferrell, loving husband and father, who passed away in May 2019. Scottie was passionate about sports and helping children, and this fund will go to support children with their educational and athletic pursuits as well as helping additional community needs.
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Fund Donate The mission of YLNI is to attract, develop and retain emerging leaders through community, professional and social engagement. Gifts to this fund go to support efforts to support this mission.
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AHP Fund Donate
Artist Relief Fund Donate The Fort Wayne Artist Relief Fund is to help Artists who have lost income due to COVID-19. The Artist Relief fund currently provides response grants to bridge the severe lost wages that make many members of our creative community vulnerable, ensuring that Fort Wayne’s momentum of talent growth and retention continues into the future.
Children's Health Collaborative Donate CHC is an initiative of the Community Foundation to ensure every child in Allen County reaches their full potential. CHC is one organization in a collaboration with community partners working hard for children. They advocate for evidence based, community specific initiatives to help children in our community.
Fort Wayne Forward Fund Donate The purpose of the Fort Wayne Forward Fund is to assist young people ages 15 to 24 years old to grow to become successful adults in their own Southeast Fort Wayne community through education, employment or military service.
Fort Wayne UNITED Fund Donate Fort Wayne United is a Mayoral initiative whose vision is that every black male in Fort Wayne, Indiana is respected and valued and has the opportunity to achieve his full potential. Donations to this fund go to support the ongoing programs of Fort Wayne United including Late Night Basketball, the 10 Point Coalition and others.
Friends & Family Fund for Southeast Fort Wayne Donate The goal of the Friends & Family Fund for Southeast Fort Wayne is to fill the gap of 'I'm betting on you' risk capital that is largely absent in Southeast Fort Wayne due to lower wealth and income concentration. We know that while financial resources might be fewer, the innovations, ideas and solutions are just as profound! The fund will be able to make grants, investments, and loans to BIPOC* led nonprofits and mission aligned for profits in Southeast Fort Wayne. All funding decisions will be made by leaders and representatives living and working in Southeast Fort Wayne. The fund will be run using the Power Moves Framework -- devoted from day one to sharing power with the community the fund is designed to support.

*Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

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Innovation & Neighborhood Renewal Fund Donate The Innovation and Neighborhood Renewal Fund supports the charitable activities related to community projects such as the development of the Electric Works campus formerly known as the General Electric Broadway Campus
Military Support Fund Donate Founded by the Northeast Indiana Base Council, the Military Support Fund was created to support the programs of the Base Council whose mission is to connect the business and civilian community with the military community to focus on education, collaboration, communication and programs that enhance quality of life for all.
Rev. Vernon R. Graham Legacy Fund Donate This fund was created in memory of Rev. Vernon Graham, an active and prominent pastor in the community and founder of Timothy L. Johnson Academy and Executive Director of Associated Churches. Gifts to this fund go to support programs in the community that help underserved youth.
United Front Fund Donate WFGFW Logo
Our goal is to bring the community of Fort Wayne together to attain racial healing, equity, education, and organizational transformation. Our strategy for accomplishing this goal is to develop shared knowledge and understanding around various topics related to diversity and inclusion throughout the city of Fort Wayne. Additionally, we hope to empower Fort Wayne organizations and corporations with the ability to value diversity, assess their environments, and implement interventions that will enhance their inclusive cultures, motivating people to work together toward community shared goals.

Sponsorship Levels
$100,000 - We Stand Together
$75,000 - Inspiring Unity
$50,000 - Empowering Change
$25,000 - Breaking Down Barriers
$10,000 - Commitment to Inclusion
$5,000 - Investing in our Future
$2,500 - Making a Difference
$1,000 - Legacy of Change
$500 - It Takes All of Us
Women's Fund Donate WFGFW Logo
The Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne mobilizes resources and establishes research informed priorities to close opportunity gaps for women and girls in Allen County regardless of place, race and identity. We invite people at every economic level to join us in advancing women and girls in Allen County.

Membership Levels

Founder: $16,000 – One-time gift, Lifetime membership
Corrinne: $5,000-$10,000 – ex: $5,000 one-time annually or $417 monthly
Alice: $1,000-$4,999 – ex: $1,000 one-time annually or $83 monthly
Margaret Ann: $500-$999 – ex: $500 one-time annually or $42 monthly
Elma: $365 – a one-time payment or $30 monthly
Helene: $25-$499 – ex: $120 one-time annually or $10 monthly

As a member you’ll be invited to first-look access to research, educational and advocacy opportunities as well as join a group of like-minded individuals who believe in investing in our community through women and girls.

*In order to become a member, please check the recurring box and note how often you would like your gift to occur.

Youth Empowered Philanthropy (YEP) Donate YEP empowers youth to make real decisions, with real money, that creates real impact in Allen County
6:Scholarship
Community Scholarship Fund Donate The Community Scholarship Fund supports deserving students who apply to the Lilly Endowment Scholarship and who do not receive the award. Students must show financial need as well as overcoming a life obstacle and must be in the top third in their class to qualify.
Fort Wayne Country Club Scholarship Donate
Fort Wayne Firefighters Fraternal Benefit Association Scholarship Donate The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship funds for the higher education of children of paid, active or retired employees of the Fort Wayne Fire Department.
Reagan Swinford Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate This fund was created in memory of Reagan Swinford who passed away in 2018 from a long battle with cancer. This fund provides a scholarship for students of Wayne High School, where Reagan went to school and was involved when she passed away.
Shank Family Scholarship Fund Donate Created in 2000, the Shank Family Scholarship Fund was created to provide assistance for children under 18 to receive services from The Children's Autism Center Inc. or Turnstone Center for Disabled Children and Adults.
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David J. Bennett Better Together Fund Donate The Better Together Fund is how we are able to do our work. Without gifts to this fund, we can’t be here to support the community we love and call home. Gifts to this fund help support the work of the Community Foundation so we can be here for our donors, nonprofits, and community.
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