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 7/22/2021):
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation – Teaching people with disabilities how to prepare simple and healthy foods is the purpose of an $1,100 grant from the HEAL initiative, a partnership of Parkview Health and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. Teens and adults with disabilities will learn about nutrition and exercise with the goal of creating healthy change in their lives.
Lincoln Financial Foundation – Giving youth educational enrichment outside of the traditional classroom is the purpose of a $45,000 grant. The grant will support YMCA before and after school care at 40 sites throughout the community in the 2021-22 school year and summer day camp at the Renaissance Pointe Y in 2022.
AEP Foundation on Behalf of Indiana Michigan Power - Delivering financial assistance to children and families in need in the form of reduced membership rates or program fees is the purpose of a $5,000 grant for the 2021 Annual Campaign.
Foellinger Foundation – Supporting social and emotional learning within three YMCA summer day camps and youth programs at the YMCA Youth Service Bureau and Renaissance Pointe YMCA is the purpose of a $39,500 grant. We anticipate that more than 300 children and youth will benefit from this grant.
Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation – Providing transportation to enable more youth to engage in Renaissance Pointe YMCA after school programs is the purpose of a $30,000 grant. These programs engage youth in healthy and productive activities that help them build skills for success.
NiSource Foundation and NIPSCO – Supporting the 2021 YMCA Annual Campaign is the purpose of a $1,000 grant. Funds are used to provide financial assistance to children and families to enable their participation at the YMCA. No approval necessary
Dekko Foundation – Enabling the Y to work with an experienced consultant to develop a master plan for YMCA Camp Potawotami is the purpose of a $7,000 grant. The plan will be used to prioritize projects, talk with donors, and tell Camp’s story.
Do it Best Foundation – Providing educational, social and physical enrichment activities for youth participating in the YMCA’s Before and After School programs is the purpose of a $2,500 grant. These programs help youth to develop values, skills and relationships that provide a solid foundation for future success.
Grant news is updated quarterly.
City of Fort Wayne
Community Foundation of
Greater Fort Wayne
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
McMillen Foundation, Inc.
Old National Bank
Olin B. and Desta Schwab
Parkview Community Health
Paul E. Shaffer Family
PNC Charitable Sponsorship
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.