The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Foundation was created to establish an independent group of individuals dedicated to ensuring that our community has the best and brightest engaged in our community for generations to come.


Our Mission

To support activities designed to attract, develop and retain emerging leaders

The YLNI Foundation is so important to the health and future of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. Their advocacy has provided the foundation for many amazing events and continue to provide a platform for our young, emerging talent.
— Justin Shurley, Community Leader

What We've Achieved

  • Provide critical knowledge of non-profit regulations to new organizations

  • Assist and advise new partners through the complicated 501(c)3 accreditation process

  • Provide a financial platform to multiple community endeavors

  • Offer knowledge, experience and support to up-and-coming events