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The 2019 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference in Fort Wayne is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy. Our work in community focuses on attracting and nurturing talent, enhancing opportunity, and fostering civic engagement. Rather than a single approach, we seek to support efforts authentic to each community. 

The mission of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is to serve as a community leader to improve the quality of life by building permanent endowments, promoting effective grantmaking, fostering philanthropy, stimulating community dialogue, and helping donors achieve their charitable goals.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne was created by and for the people in Allen County, and enables anyone with philanthropic interests to support the needs of our community. By bringing together the resources of individuals, families and businesses, we create a permanent source of community capital that can benefit Allen County forever.

As a Community Foundation, we have a deep knowledge and keen understanding of Allen County’s most pressing needs. To address these issues and fund solutions, we bring together local nonprofits, caring donors and community leaders to contribute both financial resources and innovative ideas that effect lasting change.