Meet the Funders FAQ

What is Meet the Funders?
Meet the Funders is your chance to learn about the giving guidelines and programs of our local foundation representatives.

The event opens with a brief small-panel discussion in the Allen County Public Library’s Theater. We’ll ask the panel of funders to share their thoughts on a timely topic of interest to grant seekers.

We conclude the morning with four, 20-minute sessions, in the library’s meeting rooms, each with a foundation representative. The Forum sessions offer you the chance to learn more about each foundation and ask questions face-to-face, in a smaller group setting.

When does it start?
The panel will start promptly at 9:15 a.m and the forum sessions will start at 10:15 am. Registration is required for the forum sessions only.

Which Funders are attending?

AWS Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Lutheran Foundation
St. Joseph Community Foundation

Will food and drink be served?
You may purchase coffee, other beverages or refreshments at Dunkin Donuts. No food or drink is allowed in the theater. However,  you may bring them into the theater lobby or the meeting rooms during the Forum portion of the event.

Where can I park?
Please park in our above ground lots if you arrive before 9:00 as the parking garage will NOT open before then.

Parking is free with an ACPL library card and $1 an hour otherwise. Follow this link for more information and an ACPL parking map.

What if my organization does not serve Allen County?
Owing to our location and the number of organizations and foundations located here, the Funders who attend typically focus on Allen County.

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