Children in swim gear.

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 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):

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


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.