Richard Yoder named 2019 Heart of Gold Recipient

The LaGrange County Community Foundation named Richard Yoder of Topeka the recipient of the 2019 Heart of Gold Award on Sep. 12. Since 2010, the Community Foundation has honored an individual in LaGrange County who goes beyond the call and embraces a commitment to service. In honor of the award, Richard will be able to […]

2018 Annual Report

See highlights of our competitive grant awards, learn about our scholarship recipients and read our financial overview.

Inspire Possibilities

When Arianna Smith applied for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, she wasn’t thinking about working for Microsoft. She just wanted the opportunity to attend a quality college and study computer science. Now, Arianna has completed her first year at Purdue University and will spend this summer interning at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Wash.  The […]

Inspire Generosity

What can you do with $55,000? For the Knights of Pythias LaGrange Lodge no. 144 they made a last goodwill gift. The fraternal organization made the difficult decision to disband after 135 years. The Knights sponsored Little League baseball teams, supported police departments and gave to local nonprofits. At the Corn School street festival, the […]

The Knights of Pythias donate $55,000 to the LaGrange County Community Foundation

LaGrange Lodge no. 144 creates permanent unrestricted endowment As the Knights of Pythias LaGrange Lodge no. 144 closed the chapter on a 128-year-old history in 2018, the creation of a permanent endowment fund at the LaGrange County Community Foundation will allow their charitable legacy to live forever. In December, the Knights donated $55,000 to create […]

Lilly Endowment Provides $500,000 Matching Grant to LaGrange County Community Foundation

The LaGrange County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. The LaGrange […]

LIFE grant application deadline approaching

LIFE grant applications are due to the LaGrange County Community Foundation office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. The application form can be downloaded at The LIFE Philanthropy Program at LCCF was created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to LaGrange County’s next generation of community leaders. LIFE oversees its own grantmaking […]

Grant Workshop Planned February 20

The LaGrange County Community Foundation will be hosting a Grant Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Community Foundation. The Foundation encourages those nonprofit or government organizations considering submitting an application in 2019 to attend. Topics at the workshop will include an overview of the Community Impact Grant Program, the online application […]

Community Impact Grants Awarded

  LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $96,441 in 2018 to 16 nonprofit organizations serving residents in LaGrange County. Through Community Impact Grants, the foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services for local residents. Rainbow Years Learning Ministry in Shipshewana was among the 16 […]

LaGrange County Community Foundation announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient

LAGRANGE ­— Grace Miller, a senior at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Miller will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the accredited public or private college or university in Indiana of her choice, along with an annual $900 stipend for […]