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 2019 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 10/12/2020):
G. Robert and Emma Studabaker Endowment Fund for the Physically and/or Mentally Challenged, administered by The Wells County Foundation, Inc. – Helping to create a sensory room at the Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA is the purpose of a $2,500 grant. Sensory rooms are especially beneficial to individuals with autism, sensory processing disorder and other disabilities, giving them a designated calming area with soothing sensory stimulation.
Zollner Foundation – Nurturing the potential of at-risk youth is the purpose of a $30,000 grant. Funding will support teen programming at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, featuring activities focused on academics, leadership, job and career readiness, arts and culture, teamwork and character building.
United Way of Allen County – Enabling the Y to upgrade technology at five branches to host the Credit Recovery program and provide academic support is the purpose of a $51,191 grant. Credit Recovery allows students to make up credits lost during last spring’s Covid-19 quarantine.
Lincoln Financial Foundation – Giving youth educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom is the purpose of a $45,000 grant. The funding will support the Outdoor Education program at YMCA Camp Potawotami, Renaissance Pointe Y Summer Day Camp, and YMCA before and after school care at Southwick Elementary School.
The Lutheran Foundation – Providing funding for the Y’s Youth Advocacy Initiative in 2021 is the purpose of a $50,000 grant. Youth Advocates provide intensive long-term mentoring, education and support to vulnerable youth to help them create a path to success.
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne – Nurturing the potential of at-risk and vulnerable youth is the purpose of a $45,000 grant. The funding will support teen programs at the Renaissance Pointe Y and the Status Offender Court Alternative Program at the YMCA Youth Service Bureau.
Wells Fargo – Delivering financial assistance to children and families in need in the form of reduced membership rates or program fees is the purpose of a $10,000 grant for the 2020 YMCA 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
Lakes Area Autism Network
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
Valero Energy Foundation
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.