Mission Partners

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:

  Indiana Lasik Center's logoPhysician's Health Plan Logo  

Mission Partner for Older Adults:
Mission Partner for Youth Development:

Steel Dynamics Logo 

Mission Partner for Youth Basketball:


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

2020 Donors

Thank you to our 2020 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 5/7/2021):

PNC BANK – Delivering financial assistance to children and families in need in the form of reduced membership rates or program fees is the purpose of a $3,500 PNC Charitable Sponsorship.

Parkview Hospital Community Health Improvement Program – Enabling the Y to impact more people in 2021 through our evidence-based and information-based health initiatives is the purpose of the grant. Initiatives include the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, EnhanceFitness, and more.

AWS Foundation – Enabling the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne to sustain quality social and recreational programs for people of all abilities is the purpose of a $75,000 grant. Programs include Trail Buddies, adaptive swim lessons, inclusive and adaptive day camps, Dancing with Diverse Abilities, and more.

Grant news is updated quarterly.

Grant Funders:

AEP Foundation


AWS Foundation


BAE Systems


City of Fort Wayne


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

Edwina Patton Unrestricted Endowment Fund, administered by The Wells County Foundation, Inc.

English Bonter Mitchell Foundation

Foellinger Foundation

Franklin Electric Charitable
Education Foundation

Howard P. Arnold


Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation


Indiana Department of
Child Services


Indiana Youth Services

Kilbourne Residuary Charitable Trust

Lincoln Financial Foundation


Lakes Area Autism Network


Magee O'Connor


McMillen Foundation, Inc.




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 Bank


Richard D. Waterfield Charitable Fund


Richard L. Phillips
Charitable Fund


SDI Foundation


Staples Foundation


St. Joseph Community Health Foundation

G. Robert & Emma Studabaker Endowment Fund
for the physically and/or Mentally Challenged.
Administered by the Wells County Foundation, Inc.


The Lutheran Foundation


Tivity Health

The Waterfield Foundation


United Way of
Allen County


SEED Fort Wayne
(Urban Enterprise Association)


Valero Energy Foundation

Walmart Local Community Grants

Wells County


Wells Fargo


Whitley County
Community Foundation


William D. Hagerman



Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lily Endowment Inc.

Zollner Foundation



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