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Foellinger

Nurturing nonprofit leadership

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Leadership can be nurtured and cultivated. And in the past year, the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has taken on that job. Since 2008, the foundation has worked to strengthen nonprofits in the Fort Wayne area, but it hasn’t stopped with its Invited-Initiative. Last year, it launched the Foellinger Center […]

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Foellinger Invited-Initiative: partnering with nonprofits

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Cheryl Taylor knows the effects of thoughtful, reflective grant giving. Since 2001, she’s been president of the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation, whose mission since its founding in 1958 has been to strengthen organizations in Allen County that serve children and families, particularly those with the “greatest economic need and […]

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An overview of the Foellinger Foundation

Organization: Private charitable foundation created in 1958. Assets: Estimated $185.1 million market value (as of 8/31/2016 fiscal year-   end). Annual grants: Approximately $8 million grant payments (fiscal year 2016). Source of funds: Lifetime gifts from the late Helene R. Foellinger (1910-1987), owner and publisher of The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne. Proceeds from the estates of […]

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