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 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):
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.