The Old Fort exists because of your support.  We are a 100% volunteer organization funded entirely by donations and grants.  When you contribute, you help us continue to offer free programming to the community and keep the Fort in Fort Wayne! Click the button below, or mail your donation to us at:

P.O. Box 12650

Fort Wayne, IN 46864

Easy Ways to Help

Amazon Smile: If you shop at, you can designate Historic Fort Wayne Inc to receive a portion of your purchase price.  You’ll have to log in through but all your information will be there. It costs you nothing, and is a great way to help out the Fort.

Goodsearch: Register with and set Historic Fort Wayne as your charity.  Set Goodsearch as your default search engine, and we’ll receive a donation for each time you search.


Endowment and Supporters

Established in 2011, and currently exceeding $ 52,000, our endowment fund is comprised of donations that are invested with the purpose of providing means to cover long term expenses for program operations, maintenance of, and the preservation of The Old Fort.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne oversees and manages our endowment fund.

If you are interested in making a lasting contribution, please feel free to contact us.

We are grateful to the many generous contributors to the Endowment, including:

  • Allen County Bicentennial Commission
  • Amazon Smile
  • Anonymous Friends of the Fort
  • Ardmore U-Store
  • Benevity
  • Bethlehem Summer ClubHouse
  • Mr. William Bowser, Jr.
  • Jeanne Burnefeld
  • Carroll High School
  • Clement Library, University of Michigan
  • Community Foundation of Fort Wayne
  • Coventry Tae Kwon Do
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • William & Nancy Critell
  • Mr. Glen Dohner
  • Randy & Angela Elliot
  • Fort4Fitness
  • Eagles #3264
  • William Fishering
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Erlandson
  • Federation of Genealogical Societies
  • Vicki Gongwer Memorial
  • Good Shop
  • Grant Family
  • Richard and Gracie Grubaugh
  • Rick and Andi Hahn
  • John and Jane Higgins
  • Betty Hood
  • Interactive Heritage History Association
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Robert and Susie Jones
  • Kalamazoo Living History
  • Kiwanis of South Fort Wayne
  • Ryan and Melanie Laurent
  • LCPA Group L TD
  • Lincoln National Foundation
  • Margaret Miller Memorial
  • Mississinewa Battle Field Society
  • Net Work for Good
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Nichols
  • Sylvia Noll
  • North Central Co-op
  • Rex Patterson Memorial
  • PayPal
  • River City Rat Race
  • William and Ruth Scheil Memorial
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Robert Tyson
  • Veteran’s Marathon
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Wayne Lodge #25
  • Beverly Williams
  • Carol Winans
  • Curt and Rebecca Witcher
  • Wojcinski Family
  • Woodlan Chapter FFA

Financial Information



Your donations support maintenance and programming at the Old Fort.