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 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.

2019 Donors

Thank you to our 2019 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 3/20/2020):

AWS Foundation – Bringing the iCan Bike program to the Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA in Wells County is the purpose of a $10,679 grant. The iCan Bike program teaches children and adults with disabilities how to ride a bike. It is scheduled for June 15-19, 2020.

AWS Foundation – Providing the first-ever Gilmore Inclusive Arts Grant to enable the Y to build awareness is the purpose of a $25,000 grant. The YMCA produced and distributed “Stronger Together,” an educational public service video and billboard campaign featuring people with diverse abilities to show the similarities and differences in individuals with visible and invisible disabilities. The campaign is running through the month of March 2020.

Parkview Community Health Improvement Program – Enabling the Y to impact more people in 2020 through our evidence-based and information-based health initiatives is the purpose of a grant. Initiatives include the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, EnhanceFitness, and more.

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation - Providing therapeutic assessments for Status Offender Court Alternative program (SOCAP) clients who do not have health insurance is the purpose of a $1,500 grant. Assessments help Y staff to better identify needs and provide more effective services.

Valero Energy Foundation – Promoting children’s development is the purpose of a $15,000 donation from the Valero Energy Foundation as part of the 2019 Benefit for Children. These funds will help us to provide families in Wells County with quality child care through the Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA’s Early Learning Center and Before and After School Program.

Howard P. Arnold Foundation – Delivering financial assistance to children and families in need in the form of reduced membership rates or program fees is the purpose of $1,000 grant for the Y’s 2020 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


Lakes Area Autism Network


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.