Penny Pitch Application

Registration Process

Penny Pitch, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for community service organizations serving Fort Wayne, Allen County and Northeast Indiana. In the spirit of the original Penny Pitch drive in 1948, Penny Pitch, Inc. provides grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations that serve disadvantaged people in the Fort Wayne, Allen County and Northeast Indiana region. This includes, but is not limited to organizations that serve the needy and disadvantaged by providing shelter, food, clothing, medical care, and other essential social services. Penny Pitch, Inc. is also especially interested in supporting organizations that provide services for the physically handicapped and for children. Unlike years gone by, Penny Pitch no longer makes grants to individuals.

WOWO Radio is looking for 2014 Penny Pitch applications

Are you a non-profit organization in the Fort Wayne / Allen County region?  WOWO Radio wants to hear from you!  We're looking for our next Penny Pitch charity and want to raise money for your organization.  There's no form to fill out, just tell us about your organization and make sure to include:

-=- Official Organization name and address
-=- 501c3 status
-=- 1 to 2 page summary of your organization
-=- no more than a 1 page summary of how you would use the donated Penny Pitch funds.  This is usually a new program that you would like to start offering or a dormant or small program you would like to expand because of a community need


OR mail / deliver application to:  

Ryan Wrecker
2915 Maples Road
Fort Wayne, IN  468186

WE'RE TAKING APPLICATIONS UNTIL FRIDAY September 5th at 5PM EST.  All mailed applications must be postmarked by September 5th.  

WOWO's efforts for Penny Pitch will focus fundraising efforts towards the selected charity.  Schedule of fundraising events will be announced after the organization is selected.  


Press release 7/24/13

WOWO Radio 1190AM 92.3FM is proud to announce the addition of Tyler Eifert to this years Penny Pitch charity fundraising campaign.  The former Bishop Dwenger football standout, second team All-American tight end for Notre Dame and now Cincinnati Bengal announced his involvement with Penny Pitch this morning on Fort Wayne’s Morning News with Charly Butcher.  Tyler said this morning “I’m happy to help.  Fort Wayne’s been good to me.  It’s the least I can do.” 

WOWO Penny Pitch was created over 60 years ago as a charity fundraiser focused on individuals in need.  It has since progressed to help local non-profit organizations that keep their charity efforts in the Fort Wayne community.  In 2013, WOWO Radio raised over $75,000 for the Ronald McDonald House at Parkview, and they’re goal is to raise even more for another local charity. 

Any non-profit organization that would like to be considered for the 2013 Penny Pitch campaign are encouraged to fill out an application found at and send it to us immediately.  All applications need to be submitted before September 30th, 2013. 

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