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:
Mission Partner for Youth Development:
Mission Partner for Youth Basketball:
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 2/14/2022):
English-Bonter-Mitchell 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.
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation - Enabling YMCA Youth Advocates to help vulnerable youth access healthcare and other supports is the purpose of a $35,000 grant. Youth Advocates mentor young people and provide them with the support and tools they need to grow into thriving adults.
Howard P. Arnold Foundation – Supporting the 2022 YMCA Annual Campaign is the purpose of a $1,500 grant. This will provide scholarships to low-income families who utilize the Renaissance Pointe Y and youth in need who attend YMCA Camp Potawotami. It will also support youth crisis and intervention programs through the YMCA Youth Service Bureau.
Florence M. and Paul M. Staehle Foundation – Enabling hundreds of local children and youth to engage in a variety of arts and cultural activities is the purpose of a $20,000 grant for the YMCA Integrative Arts Program. Activities are led by local artists and arts organizations and are incorporated into YMCA Before and After School programs and summer day camps.
Fifth Third Foundation – Supporting the YMCA Enterprise Zone capital campaign is the purpose of a $50,000 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.
Grant news is updated quarterly.
City of Fort Wayne
Community Foundation of
Greater Fort Wayne
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
Franklin Electric Charitable
Howard P. Arnold
Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation
Indiana Department of
Indiana Youth Services
Kilbourne Residuary Charitable Trust
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Lakes Area Autism Network
LiGHT Fund at the Wells County Foundation
McMillen Foundation, Inc.
NiSource Foundation and NIPSCO
Old National Bank
Olin B. and Desta Schwab
Parkview Community Health
Paul E. Shaffer Family
PNC Charitable Sponsorship
The Donald F. Wood and Darlene M. Richardson Foundation
Richard D. Waterfield Charitable Fund
Richard L. Phillips
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
The Waterfield Foundation
United Way of
SEED Fort Wayne
(Urban Enterprise Association)
Valero Energy Foundation
Walmart Local Community Grants
William D. Hagerman
YMCA of USA
Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lily Endowment Inc.
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.