Our Mission Partners provide financial resources to strengthen our community and move us all forward. The continued support of these companies allows the YMCA to carry out our mission - making a meaningful, enduring impact in our community. Thank you for your outstanding and generous support!
Mission Partners of Adult Programs, Corporate Wellness and Youth Sports:
Thank you to our 2018 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 6/20/2019):
City of Fort Wayne – Providing funding for supplies for youth to remove graffiti around the city is the purpose of a $32,000 grant. Through the Y’s Anti-Graffiti Program, youth who are assigned community service help to enhance our city’s image.
Helping at-risk teens to prepare for a successful future is the purpose of a $20,000 Community Development Block Grant for the College and Career Readiness Program at the Renaissance Pointe Y. Y mentors help youth explore college and career choices and guide them in developing skills for the workplace.
United Way of Allen County – Enabling youth to gain essential skills such as time management, communication and teamwork is the purpose of a three-year grant of $52,500 per year. Funds will be used to support school-age childcare programs, the College and Career Readiness Program at the Renaissance Pointe Y, and the Status Offender Court Alternative Program (SOCAP) and the YMCA Youth Service Bureau.
AWS Foundation – Facilitating three social events for people with disabilities is the purpose of a $2050 Mighty Money grant. The Diverse Abilities Collaborative of Northeast Indiana (YMCA, Easterseals Arc, Turnstone and Camp Red Cedar) hosts these events, which provide opportunities for teens and adults to meet and participate in activities.
Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation – Enabling hundreds of local children and youth to engage in a variety of arts and humanities activities is the purpose of a $25,000 grant for the YMCA Integrative Arts Program.
PNC Charitable Sponsorship, NIPSCO – Delivering financial assistance to children and families in need in the form of reduced membership rates or program fees is the purpose of a $2,500 PNC Charitable Sponsorship and a $2,000 grant from NIPSCO for the 2019 Annual Campaign.
Grant news is updated quarterly.
Grant Funders (since 2016):
City of Fort Wayne
Clarence & Edith
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
English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
Franklin Electric Charitable
Greater Fort Wayne Chamber
of Commerce Foundation
Howard P. Arnold
Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation
Indiana Department of
Indiana Youth Services
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Old National Bank
Olin B. and Desta Schwab
Parkview Community Health
Paul E. Shaffer Family
PNC Charitable Sponsorship
Prophet Sisters Foundation
Richard L. Phillips
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
The Lutheran Foundation
The Redwoods Group Foundation
The Waterfield Foundation
3 Rivers Federal Credit Union Foundation
United Way of
Urban Enterprise Association
Wells Fargo Charitable Trusts and Foundations
William D. Hagerman
YMCA of USA
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.