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 non-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:
The Dekko Foundation
Assuring the consistency that young children need to learn, grow and thrive is the purpose of a $60,000 grant for the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Armstrong Early Learning Center. The grant will be used to increase the number of classrooms implementing principle-based learning of order, self-reliance and intentional interactions.
The Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation
Nurturing the potential of at-risk youth is the purpose of a $1,000 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.
The Waterfield Foundation
Enabling youth from low-income families to participate in resident camp at YMCA Camp Potawotami and enriching programs at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA is the purpose of a $4,000 grant.
Providing first-time camp experiences to youth in need is the purpose of a $6,250 Resident Camp Access grant. Youth will participate in one week of resident camp at YMCA Camp Potawotami, building new skills and making new friends. Improving YMCA Camp Potawotami’s capital fundraising capability is the reason for our selection as a member of the 2019 Resident Camp Capital Fundraising Cohort. We will participate in monthly online learning sessions and receive one-to-one consulting with Donor By Design.
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 Scwab
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
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity.