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.

2020 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 7/22/2021):

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.

Grant Funders:

AEP Foundation


AWS Foundation


BAE Systems


City of Fort Wayne


Community Foundation of
Greater Fort Wayne


Dekko 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

Foellinger Foundation

Franklin Electric Charitable
Education Foundation

Howard P. Arnold


Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation


Indiana Department of
Child Services


Indiana Youth Services

Kilbourne Residuary Charitable Trust

Lincoln Financial Foundation


Lakes Area Autism Network


Magee O'Connor


McMillen Foundation, Inc.




Norfolk Southern


Old National Bank


Olin B. and Desta Schwab

Otto Haas 
Charitable Trust


Parkview Community Health
Improvement Program


Paul E. Shaffer Family


PNC Charitable Sponsorship


PNC Bank


Richard D. Waterfield Charitable Fund


Richard L. Phillips
Charitable Fund


SDI 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.