While the Foundation’s primary interest is children and their families, it recognizes that a broad range of programs and projects may benefit the people of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The board may, therefore, award grants that help the community in other ways. As long as grants are used to benefit Allen County residents, requests from qualified organizations may be considered. However, because many proposals are competing for a relatively small share of the Foundation’s grantmaking, competition for these grants may be intense. The Foundation may award up to 10 percent of its annual grantmaking to address community interests.

Helping the broader nonprofit community operate more effectively

Although the Foundation may choose not to award grant support to organizations, those organizations may be invited to participate in training programs in order to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations.