Lake County’s Community Foundation Awards over $548,000 to 34 Organizations
Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana, recently announced a round of funding totaling $548,270 to 34 organizations. Legacy Foundation’s mission is to build philanthropy in the region.
The fall grant cycle began in October 2021 and closed November 2021. Legacy Foundation’s grants committee recommends awards through a competitive application and review process. Legacy’s Board of Directors approves the committee’s grant recommendations in December. Grants are awarded across multiple service areas, including arts, health, inclusion and diversity, public safety, senior services, and youth.
“Nonprofits continue to serve our communities through tough times, and often the demand for their services increases,” said Legacy Foundation Vice President Kelly Anoe. “We are fortunate to be able to support organizations helping Lake County’s residents and neighborhoods when they need it most.”
The fall 2021 grant recipients are:
- ASW Foundation
- Beachfront Dance School
- Building Leaders Advancing Community Knowledge
- Building Our Future
- Center for Independent Documentary
- Center for Possibilities
- Challenger Learning Center of NWI
- Community Help Network
- Dunes Dog Training
- Force for Good
- Franciscan Health Foundation
- Gary Historical and Cultural Society
- Gary Public Transportation Corporation
- Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
- Hands of Hope Adoption & Orphan Care Ministry
- Hope Christian Church
- Indiana University Northwest
- IUPUI Lilly School of Philanthropy
- Lake County Community Services
- Lake County Fire Chiefs Association
- MAKS Corp
- Maria Reiner Center
- Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse
- Pink Ribbon Society
- Rise NWI
- South Shore Dance Alliance
- South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation
- The MAAC Foundation
- Town of Griffith Parks and Recreation Department
- Urban League of Northwest Indiana
- Wabash Center
- Wheelchair Ramp Ministry
- White’s Residential and Family Services
Legacy Foundation’s fall grants awards combine funding from four programs: Transform Lake County, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund, and Thriving Hobart Seniors, and Women in Philanthropy.
The Transform Lake County program focuses on the most pressing challenges facing Lake County. Knight Foundation funding seeks to build on resources and assets in downtown Gary to create informed and engaged citizens. Funds for the Thriving Hobart Seniors program are concentrated on increasing quality of life for senior citizens in Hobart. Women in Philanthropy funding focused on reducing barriers to accessing healthcare and promoting economic empowerment.
Learn more about Legacy’s grant opportunities at https://legacyfdn.org/nonprofits/apply-for-a-grant/.
Legacy Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit community foundation that supports the passions of philanthropic individuals, organizations, and businesses in Lake County, Ind. Through the generosity of many donors, Legacy has awarded more than $50 million to charitable causes since its founding in 1992. With a deep knowledge of local issues, we work creatively across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to address challenges throughout Lake County. The foundation manages $84 million in assets and is governed by a diverse volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit www.legacyfdn.org.
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