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:
Mission Partner for Youth Development:
Mission Partner for Youth Basketball:
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 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):
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
Lakes Area Autism Network
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.