Mission Partners

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:

  Steel Dynamics Logo     Physician's Health Plan Logo      Indiana Lasik Center's logo      

If you or your company is interested in joining with the Y to become a mission partner, contact Nicole Hansen at 260.422.6488.

2018 Donors

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 9/24/2019):

Zollner Foundation – Engaging vulnerable teens in a variety of opportunities including academic support, summer enrichment, social activities, college and career readiness, leadership training and volunteer service is the purpose of a $30,000 grant from the Zollner Foundation. The funding will support teen programs at the Renaissance Pointe Y

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne – Helping at-risk youth grow into the best versions of themselves is the purpose of a $45,000 grant. The funding will specifically support teen programs at the Renaissance Pointe Y and the Status Offender Court Alternative Program at the YMCA Youth Service Bureau.

Wells Fargo - Supporting youth programs at the Renaissance Pointe Y, YMCA Youth Service Bureau and 41 YMCA Before and After School sites is the purpose of a $100,000 grant. The grant will help fund Early Childhood Development, School-Age Childcare, Youth Mentorship, and College & Career Readiness programs for vulnerable youth.

The Lutheran Foundation - Providing intensive long-term mentoring, education and support to vulnerable youth to help them create a path to success is the purpose of a $50,000 grant. Funding will be used to hire an additional Youth Advocate in 2020.

Walmart Giving – Supporting the YMCA Trail Buddies program is the purpose of a $1,000 grant. Trail Buddies gives people with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and adventure of cycling outdoors by using a specially designed bike. Specifically we will use the funding to purchase bicycles for the “Safetys” - people who ride along to ensure the safety of the pedaler and rider.

Norfolk Southern – Promoting young children’s development at the Wells County Early Learning Center located in the Caylor Nickel Foundation Family YMCA is the purpose of a $1,000 grant. Funding will be used to provide financial assistance to families that cannot pay the full fee.

Grant news is updated quarterly.

Grant Funders (since 2016):

AEP Foundation


AWS Foundation


BAE Systems


City of Fort Wayne


Clarence & Edith
Schust Foundation


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

English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Foellinger Foundation

Franklin Electric Charitable
Education Foundation

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber
of Commerce Foundation


Howard P. Arnold


Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation


Indiana Department of
Child Services


Indiana Youth Services

Lincoln Financial Foundation


Magee O'Connor




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 Foundation


Prophet Sisters Foundation

Richard L. Phillips
Charitable Fund


SDI Foundation


Staples Foundation


St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

The Lutheran Foundation


Tivity Health

The Redwoods Group Foundation


The Waterfield Foundation


3 Rivers Federal Credit Union Foundation


United Way of
Allen County


Urban Enterprise Association


Walmart Giving

Wells County


Wells Fargo


 Wells Fargo Charitable Trusts and Foundations


Whitley County
Community Foundation


William D. Hagerman



Zollner Foundation


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