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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, cryptocurrency, 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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Donate To A Fund

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.
3:Donor Advised
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.
Emily Settle Fund Donate The Emily Settle Fund gives grants to young adults with cancer, age 20 – 39, who live in Indiana. Our grants are to help with treatment-related travel expenses.
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Brown Ink Society Fund Donate Steven Hollander, a well-known and respected member of the academic community of PFW, was always recognized by the brown ink he always used to write with. As a memorial to him and as a continuation of the mission he left behind, the Brown Ink Society embraces his belief in the worth and dignity of all persons and their right to an education. The BIS acknowledges the financial need for individuals pursuing an education often goes beyond traditional scholarship support. The Brown Ink Society fund’s purpose is to provide mutual aid and support to help Purdue Fort Wayne students stay in school.
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 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

If you're donating to collect an incentive, please use this link: www.gofundme.com/f/family-amp-friends-fund-for-se
Ten Point Coalition Fund Donate

The Ten Point Coalition works to positively influence the lives of black males, families and neighborhoods by implementing proactive strategies to improve life outcomes, increase the quality of life and enhance community pride.
Tree Canopy Growth Fund Donate The Tree Canopy Growth Fund fosters community health and well being by growing the urban forest through tree planting and advocacy.
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
United Response Fund Donate United Response Logo

United Response is a critical expansion of Fort Wayne UNITED’s Meals 4 Healing program, designed to serve families who have lost loved ones to homicide. United Response was created to provide additional aid in the form of stipends to help offset burial costs.
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.

Dual Membership

The Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne and Women United offer a dual membership for individuals who give at or above the Margaret Ann level ($500). For more information and to opt in, contact us at cbeer@cfgfw.org.

*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 Logo
YEP is the Community Foundation's first youth pod, consisting of 11 high school students. 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.
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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.
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.
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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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