Children in swim gear.

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:

  Steel Dynamics Logo    

Physician's Health Plan Logo    Indiana Lasik Center's logo     Ortho Northeast Logo 

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

2018 Donors

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 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. 

Thank you to our most recent grant funders:

The Dekko Foundation  
Assuring the consistency that young children need to learn, grow and thrive is the purpose of a $60,000 grant for the Whitley County Family YMCA’s Armstrong Early Learning Center. The grant will be used to increase the number of classrooms implementing principle-based learning of order, self-reliance and intentional interactions. 

The Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation
Nurturing the potential of at-risk youth is the purpose of a $1,000 grant. Funding will support teen programming at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, featuring activities focused on academics, leadership, job and career readiness, arts and culture, teamwork and character building.

The Waterfield Foundation
Enabling youth from low-income families to participate in resident camp at YMCA Camp Potawotami and enriching programs at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA is the purpose of a $4,000 grant. 

Providing first-time camp experiences to youth in need is the purpose of a $6,250 Resident Camp Access grant. Youth will participate in one week of resident camp at YMCA Camp Potawotami, building new skills and making new friends. Improving YMCA Camp Potawotami’s capital fundraising capability is the reason for our selection as a member of the 2019 Resident Camp Capital Fundraising Cohort. We will participate in monthly online learning sessions and receive one-to-one consulting with Donor By Design.

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


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


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.