The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne celebrates 100th anniversary

One Lucky Guitar created the Community Foundation’s new logo.
One Lucky Guitar created the Community Foundation’s new logo.(Community Foundation)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 12:17 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is announcing its 100th anniversary with a new look, maintaining its mission to encourage philanthropy in the community.

The group has been serving Allen County since 1922, focusing on community improvement and promoting philanthropic and strategic partnerships that help area residents. As part of its anniversary, the foundation announced a new brand reveal, surprise grantmaking, a new grants initiative, and the launch of its Vision Plan at a press conference Thursday morning.

“The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has spent the last 100 years supporting the community through grants, stewardship of donors’ dollars, and supporting community initiatives such as The Women’s Fund, The Landing, Promenade Park, and Electric Works,” President and CEO Brad Little said. “As we look to the future, the momentum of our community is undeniable. We will continue to do what we do best, connect people and resources to build a more vibrant community.”

The foundation also announced a new grantmaking program for 2022, which leaders say is focused on finding new nonprofits and groups to fund grassroots efforts in the community. The application will open on March 1, 2022.

“The Vision Plan is an all-encompassing plan for the Community Foundation’s vision for the community,” a press release sent by the foundations says. “Focused on the wellbeing of our community, 5 strategic pillars make up the focus for the Community Foundation: Connected Community, Inspiring Places, Everyone’s Economy, Lifelong Learning, and Healthy Mind and Body. Through these pillars, the Community Foundation will focus on creating change through education, research, collaboration, and funding.”

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