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

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: