The Fort Wayne Trails Endowment Fund

Help Support The Future of The Fort Wayne Trails Endowment Fund

The Fort Wayne Trails Endowment Fund provides both stability and sustainability for the important trail work being done in our community. Our Endowment Fund provides for future operations, development and trail maintenance activities. These funds are essential for guaranteeing that our trails will continue into the future.

Our Fort Wayne Trails Endowment Fund is held at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The Community Foundation provides a 20% match for all gifts to our Fund up to $10,000. So your donation of $100 provides $120 worth of trail development and maintenance to Fort Wayne Trails. Your gift, plus the match, will be added to our Endowment Fund, to ensure the trails are here for generations to come.

During the month of November, the Community Foundation is also offering a special surprise donation to the local non-profits who receive the most gifts. Fort Wayne Trails received one of these special donations in 2018 and with your help, we can do it again in 2019.

Thank you for donating to trails for our future!


Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll Update: To ensure that we can provide a safe and fun event we have made the decision to cap our registration and eliminate day-of registrations. We have a hand full of spaces left and once they are full we will be closing registration. The virtual options will be left open and are a great way to help support the event and Fort Wayne Trails. The virtual events are casual and you are not required to submit a time unless you would like to. We are sorry to anyone who has been inconvenienced by this decision and hope that you understand the reason behind our choice. Thank you for supporting Fort Wayne Trails!


Join us for the 11th Annual Pufferbelly Run, Walk, and Stroll, NOW WITH A VIRTUAL OPTION!

We are excited to announce that after careful consideration, we have determined that we can move forward with the 2020 Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll IN-PERSON. While following the Governors guidelines and CDC recommendations, we will still provide a fun and safe event for all of you. Of course, your safety is paramount and as we get closer to July 18th, if we feel we cannot provide you with a rewarding and safe experience we will make any necessary changes. Keep in mind that in addition to a fun morning on the trails, every registration goes directly to supporting trail growth and development right here in our city. We thank you all for using and supporting Fort Wayne Trails.

More information and registration links can be found here: