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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:

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If you or your company is interested in joining with the Y to become a mission partner, contact Nicole Hansen at (260) 918-2144.

Grant Funding Support

As a non-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. For
the latest grant news from the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, click here.  

The Charlie Tippmann Foundation granted $9,000 to purchase updated fitness equipment at the Central Branch YMCA, which will better serve members in their quest for a healthier lifestyle.

The Edward M. & Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation, whose $50,000 grant will help us make a Y facility in Wells County a reality.

The Foellinger Foundation, which granted $964,600 over the next 4 years for operating support, funding for capital improvements at Camp Potawotami, and funding to strengthen the Y’s organizational effectiveness.

The Fred Zollner Foundation, which granted $16,000 to alleviate operational expenses and allowing us to continue making an impact in our community.

JCPenney Afterschool Access Grant, whose $5,000 grants to Renaissance Pointe’s and
ChildCare Services’ afterschool programs will make safe afterschool care possible for families in need.

The Olin B. and Desta Schwab Foundation granted $10,975 for the Team SOS program at Renaissance Pointe YMCA.

The Schneider Foundation, whose generous $25,000 grant will provide continued support for unique music and arts education at the Renaissance Pointe Arts Academy.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, whose $19,445 support will allow the Obesity Wellness Network and
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention program to reach out and help at-risk individuals in our community adopt healthier lifestyles.

Wells County Foundation, which granted $25,000 toward the construction of the outdoor playground for the childcare center at the new Caylor-Nickel Foundation Family YMCA in Wells County.

Grant news is updated quarterly.

Our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the following grant partners:

American Electric Power Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation
AWS Foundation Magee O'Connor Foundation
City of Fort Wayne McMillen Foundation
Central Region of the Missionary Church NIPSCO
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Old National Bank Foundation
Downtown Improvement District Olin B. and Desta Schwab Foundation
Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation Olive B. Cole Foundation
Dreyer’s Ice Cream Charitable Foundation The Orchid Events & Catering
Dunsire Family Foundation Owen and Jean Pritchard Charitable Foundation
Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation Parkview Hospital Foundation
Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation Paul E. Shaffer Family Foundation
English Bonter Mitchell Foundation Precor Cares
Eric and Mary Baade Foundation The Redwoods Group Foundation
Foellinger Foundation Richard L. Phillips Charitable Fund
Fort Wayne Housing Authority Robert Goldstine Foundation
Fred Zollner Foundation St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of
Commerce Foundation
United Way of Allen County
Howard P. Arnold Foundation United Way of Huntington County
Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation Urban Enterprise Association
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Title II Funding The Waterfield Foundation
Indiana Department of Child Services Vera Bradley
Indiana Youth Institute Votaw Electric
Indiana Youth Institute Fatherhood Initiative Wells County Foundation
Jay and Jane Jorgensen Wells Fargo Charitable Trusts and Foundations
JC Penney Access Grant Whitley County Community Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Foundation William O. Hagerman Foundation
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Grant funders from 2009 – present.


The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, Tax ID # 35-0886850, and contributions are tax deductible.