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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:

AWS Foundation

BAE Systems

Cargill Cares

Caylor-Nickel Foundation

Chaffee Family Foundation

Charles Tippmann Foundation

City of Fort Wayne

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

Dekko Foundation

Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation

Dreyer’s Ice Cream Charitable Foundation

Dunsire Family 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

Fred Zollner Foundation

Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Howard P. Arnold Foundation

Ian & Mimi Rolland Foundation

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Title II Funding

Indiana Youth Institute Fatherhood Initiative

Indiana Youth Services Association

Jay and Jane Jorgensen

JC Penney Access Grant

Journal Gazette Foundation

JP Morgan Chase Foundation 

Lincoln Financial Foundation 

Magee O’Connor Foundation

Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation  

McMillen Foundation 

NIPSCO Foundation

Norfolk Southern

Old National Bank Foundation 

Olin B. and Desta Schwab Foundation 

Owen and Jean Pritchard Charitable Foundation

Parkview Physicians Group

Paul E. Shaffer Family Foundation

PHP Foundation 

Precor Cares

The Redwoods Group Foundation

Richard L. Phillips Charitable Fund

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 

SDI Foundation

United Way of Allen County

United Way of Huntington County

Urban Enterprise Association

Wabash Foundation

The Waterfield Foundation

Wells County Foundation

Wells Fargo Charitable Trusts and Foundations

Whitley County Community 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.