Mission Partners

We are grateful to YMCA Mission Partners who provide financial resources that strengthen our community and move us all forward. The generosity of these companies allows the YMCA to carry out our mission - making a meaningful, enduring impact in our local community.

Mission Partners for Adult Programs and Corporate Wellness:

  Indiana Lasik Center's logoPhysician's Health Plan Logo  

Mission Partner for Older Adults:
Mission Partner for Youth Development:

Steel Dynamics Logo 

Mission Partner for Youth Basketball:


If you or your company is interested in joining with the Y to become a mission partner, contact Nicole Hansen at 260.422.6488.

2021 Donors

Thank you to our 2020 YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne donors who helped to strengthen people in spirit, mind and body. View our donor list in our Benefits to the Community here.

Grant Funding Support

As a not for profit organization, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne relies on the generosity of
donors and grant funders to continue carrying out our mission through programs and facilities. 

Thank you to our most recent grant funders (updated 7/15/2022):

YMCA of the USA Strategic Initiatives Fund – Enabling the Jorgensen Family YMCA to provide free swim lessons to more than 100 low-income youth is the purpose of a $6,500 Swim Lessons Scholarships Grant. The Y has a partnership with the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, which will refer youth to the program.

Boosting the inclusive culture at YMCA Camp Potawotami is the purpose of a 3-year $21,000 grant. Funds will enable the strengthening of policies, practices and programs to effectively include and support marginalized youth in their camp experience.

Don Wood Foundation - Supporting the YMCA Enterprise Zone capital campaign is the purpose of a $350,000 grant. The YMCA Enterprise Zone is a multi-phase project that will provide a local center for teens and young adults to explore careers and receive training that will propel them toward a sustainable, meaningful job. 

Pathfinder Foundation – Providing supplies for the Y’s adaptive and inclusive programs is the purpose of a $1,000 grant. Specifically the funds will help us ensure that individuals of all abilities feel welcomed through social events, adaptive camp, sensory friendly events, and Trail Buddies. 

Foellinger Foundation – Helping youth to develop values, skills and relationships that provide a solid foundation for success is the purpose of a $44,950 Summer Youth Programming grant. Programs include summer day camps for elementary and middle school-age children and a healthy living initiative for vulnerable youth served by the YMCA Youth Service Bureau.

The Waterfield Foundation – Supporting the 2022 YMCA Annual Campaign is the purpose of a $2,000 grant. This will provide scholarships to low-income families who utilize the Renaissance Pointe Y and enable underserved youth to participate in YMCA Camp Potawotami summer resident camp.  

Grant news is updated quarterly.

Grant Funders:

AEP Foundation


AWS Foundation


BAE Systems


City of Fort Wayne


Community Foundation of
Greater Fort Wayne


Dekko Foundation

Do it Best Foundation

Dorset Charitable Trust

Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation

Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation

Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation

Edwina Patton Unrestricted Endowment Fund, administered by The Wells County Foundation, Inc.

English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Fifth Third Foundation

Foellinger Foundation

Franklin Electric Charitable
Education Foundation


Howard P. Arnold


Ian & Mimi Rolland


Indiana Department of
Child Services

Indiana Youth Services

Kilbourne Residuary Charitable Trust


Lincoln Financial


Lakes Area
Autism Network


LiGHT Fund at the Wells County Foundation


Magee O'Connor


McMillen Foundation, Inc.


NiSource Foundation


Norfolk Southern


Old National Bank

Olin B. and Desta Schwab


Otto Haas 
Charitable Trust


Parkview Community Health
Improvement Program


Pathfinder Foundation


Paul E. Shaffer Family


PNC Charitable Sponsorship


PNC Bank


The Donald F. Wood and Darlene M. Richardson Foundation


Richard D. Waterfield
Charitable Fund


Richard L. Phillips
Charitable Fund


RMSM Foundation


SDI Foundation


Florence M. and Paul M. Staehle Foundation

Staples Foundation


St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
G. Robert & Emma Studabaker Endowment Fund
for the physically and/or Mentally Challenged.
Administered by the Wells County Foundation, Inc.


The Lutheran Foundation

Tivity Health


The Waterfield Foundation


United Way of
Allen County


SEED Fort Wayne
(Urban Enterprise Association)

Valero Energy Foundation


Walmart Local
Community Grants


Wells County


Wells Fargo


Whitley County
Community Foundation


William D. Hagerman


Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lily Endowment Inc.

Zollner Foundation


The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.