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
Foundation

 

Ian & Mimi Rolland
Foundation

 

Indiana Department of
Child Services

Indiana Youth Services
Association

Kilbourne Residuary Charitable Trust

 

Lincoln Financial
Foundation

 

Lakes Area
Autism Network

 

LiGHT Fund at the Wells County Foundation

 

Magee O'Connor
Foundation

 

McMillen Foundation, Inc.
Foundation

 

NiSource Foundation
and NIPSCO

 

Norfolk Southern
Foundation

 

Old National Bank
Foundation

Olin B. and Desta Schwab
Foundation

 

Otto Haas 
Charitable Trust

 

Parkview Community Health
Improvement Program

 

Pathfinder Foundation

 

Paul E. Shaffer Family
Foundation

 

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

Verizon

Walmart Local
Community Grants

 

Wells County
Foundation

 

Wells Fargo

 

Whitley County
Community Foundation

 

William D. Hagerman
Foundation

YMCA of USA

Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lily Endowment Inc.

Zollner Foundation

 

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