Partner with Local Service Organizations

In the current economic climate, nonprofits are working to do more with less.  Partnering with local service organizations might help maximize resources and sustain services.

Check the list below for information about our local services organizations’ interests to see if they match up with your organization’s work.


Local Service Organizations

The Association of Junior Leagues Internationl, Inc.

AJLI is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of Fort Wayne seeks to partner with community organizations with similar values to effectively impact our community.

They currently offer three Partnership Opportunities:

  • Community Project Collaborations
  • Done-In-A-Day Projects
  • Community Opportunity Grants

Address: 700 Broadway, Plaza Bldg #302, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-425-3447

The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America

The Elks are dedicated to the principles of charity, justice, and brotherly love. They maintain scholarship funds for graduating seniors, distribute literature and organize events to increase drug awareness, offer a variety of youth programs, and also have programs for veterans.

Hoop Shoot – More than three million kids participate each year in this free-throw contest.

College Scholarships – On a national level as well as in our own community, Elks give more than any other private organization in the US.

Drug Awareness – Since 1983 Elks across the country have distributed over 200 million pieces of literature, free of charge to school children, their teachers, and parents.

Helping Veterans – Elks contribute over $18 Million each year to programs to help vets in medical centers, outpatient clinics and State Veterans’ Homes.

Cancer Research – Indiana Elks have given over $7 Million to IU and Purdue Medical Research to fund start up projects to find a cure for cancer.

Exalted Ruler: Donald P Huguenard
Secretary: Walter L Slack

Lodge Location Fort Wayne, IN No. 155
4935 Hillegas Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46818-1934

Lodge Contact Information

Kiwanis International

Kiwanians are volunteers serving children and communities. They take part in activities to better the lives of under privileged children. These activities include: creating shelter for the homeless, feeding the hungry, mentoring children, caring for the sick, building playgrounds, raising money for pediatric research, and creating programs that teach youth to be leaders.

K03696 Northeast Fort Wayne
Meets At: Parkview Hospital-Cover-Ruff room, TU, 6:20 PM
2200 Randalia Drive,  Fort Wayne IN 46805

K00043 Fort Wayne
Meets At: Park Place on Main, TU, 12:00 PM
200 E Main Street, Fort Wayne IN 46801

K03686 South Fort Wayne
Meets At: Shrine Arabian Room, TH, 6:15 P.M.
407 W Berry St,  Fort Wayne IN 46807

K11571 John Chapman, Fort Wayne
Meets At: American Legion Post, WE, 7:00 A.M.
3501 Harris Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46818-8832

K05410 New Haven
Meets At: Rack & Helen’s Bar, 1st & 3rd TU, 11:30 AM
525 Broadway Street, New Haven IN 46774

K17662 Northwest Summit City
Meets At: Lucky’s Terrapin Grill, 2nd & 4th TH, 12:00 NOON
622 E Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46825

K10844 Fort Wayne Time Corners
Meets At: Bob Evans, TU, 7:00 AM
Jefferson Pointe, Fort Wayne IN 46804

The Links, Incorporated

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. They are role models, mentors, activists, and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually — strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation.

Fort Wayne Chapter President: Cynthia McBride

Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs are present in over 205 countries world-wide, and they strive to address the issues that challenge communities throughout the world. The Lions take part in community activities ranging from cleaning up the environment to helping victims of disasters. They are known for their work to end preventable blindness.

Fort Wayne Central Club Number: 9485 District: 25B
President: Michael Keesler,
Meetings: 1st and 3rd WE 12:00PM
Park Place Grill, 200 Main Street, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Chapel Ridge Club Number: 97418 District: 25 B
President: Richard Davis

Fort Wayne Coliseum Club Number: 9486 District: 25 B
President: Larry Eberle
Meetings: 1st and 3rd MO 6:30PM
American Legion Post 47, 6424 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Foster Park Club Number: 9487 District: 25 B
President: Charles Guiler
Meetings: 1st and 3rd TU 6:00PM
Concord Village, 6723 S. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne McMillen Park Club Number: 9489 District: 25 B
President: Gary Metzger
Meetings: 2nd and 4th TU 7:00PM
Concord Village, 6723 South Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Shoaff Park Club Number: 9519 District: 25 B
President: Mr. James Burt
Meetings: 1st and 3rd WE 6:30PM
Classic Café, 4832 Hillegas Rd, Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne Time Corners Club Number: 9493 District: 25 B
President: Calvin Topper
Meetings: 2nd and 4th TH 6:30PM
Elegant Occasions, 14722 Lima Road, Fort Wayne

Optimist International

Optimist clubs are dedicated to “bringing out the best in kids.” They take part in service projects that positively impact the youth of their community.

Club # 04215 Club Name: Fort Wayne, IN
Club President: William C Langscied
Meeting Location: Allen County Public Library Downtown Weekly; Monday; Noon

Club # 04500 Club Name: Fort Wayne-Southside, IN
Club President: Esther L Donovan
Meeting Location: Renaissance Weekly; Tuesday; @ 7:00 Am

Club # 04521 Club Name: Fort Wayne-Time Corners, IN
Club President: Edward L Davis
Meeting Location: 3728 Allen Ave Monthly;Thursday; @ Noon

Rotary International

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Club Name: Anthony Wayne
District: 6540
Meetings: Wed 12:00PM Hall’s Guest House, Fort Wayne
Contact: 260-351-2683

Club Name: Fort Wayne
District: 6540
Meetings: Mon 1200PM Holiday Inn (Downtown)Contact: 219-424-1435


SERTOMA: A curious word until three very important words come together in unison: SERvice TO MAnkind. Sertoma’s primary service project is assisting the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues. Sertoma also sponors community projects to promote freedom and democracy, to assist youth and to benefit a variety of other local community needs, as identified by the individual clubs.

Fort Wayne Sertoma Club
Mark Spade, President
Gene Perdue, Chairman
Phil Hudson, Secretary
Ron Kohart, Treasurer
Meetings: Every Tuesday Rib Room 1235E State Blvd Fort Wayne, IN

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