Organizational Transparency

Information about how we use the donations we receive

Restricted Donation Operational Support:


If the donation is restricted to a certain project, 10% of the gift will be used to support the operations of the organization.

Donation Policies:


Donations will be designated as general contributions to be used as leadership of Fort Wayne Trails decides unless restricted to a certain project by the donor. To restrict a donation, please indicate on the memo of the check, on the donation envelope provided by Fort Wayne Trails or include a note of instruction.

Fort Wayne Trails Strategic Plan


2017-2019 FWT Strategic Plan

Diversity Policy


Fort Wayne Trails Board of Directors is committed to being representative of its community.

For the purpose of this policy, diversity embodies all of those differences that make us unique individuals and includes people of different race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, personal style, appearance, physical ability, nationality, as well as people of diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas and thinking.  We value the differences in views and perspectives and the varied experiences that are part of a diverse membership.  Diversity enriches and broadens our membership, which in turn leads to more creative and meaningful programs.

Fort Wayne Trails does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin in administration of its policies, programs and practices.

In developing the Board of Directors, board members will be recruited first and foremost for their commitment to advancing the mission of Fort Wayne Trails.  The organization will undertake a strategic and systematic approach to involving individuals from diverse racial/ethnic groups, ages, physical abilities, nationality, religions and interests by supporting opportunities for community engagement throughout programs, development and outreach.

Fort Wayne Trails will communicate its diversity policy by posting the policy on the Trails website.

Whenever openings occur, the Governance Committee will review the current composition of the Board of Directors and will make a diligent effort to nominate or seek nominations for new board members who will enhance the Board’s diverse perspectives.

Donor Bill Of Rights


Brewed IN the Fort is Fort Wayne Trail’s largest annual fundraiser. At the 2019 event, we were able to raise $23,000 for trails in Allen County. Like so many things this year, Brewed IN the Fort has been
canceled, but not all is lost. One part of this fun festival that we have been able to take virtual is the auction. Please help us raise money for expanding and connecting trails in Fort Wayne and Allen County
by bidding on some amazing food, fun, and experiences. The items are now available for preview and the bidding will kick off 12 Noon on Wednesday and will end 5 pm Sunday.