We are Moving!

The LaGrange County Community Foundation acquired property on December 30 which, by the end of 2020, will become the new headquarters for the Foundation.  We are thrilled to be able to increase the visibility and accessibility of the Community Foundation. We had been setting aside funds for several years, which allowed us to purchase the […]

Top 10 Reasons to Create an Endowment Fund

Endowments are FOREVER The principle is never used, your fund will continue to grow Investments earn higher rates, which results in more money for grantmaking A lasting relationship with you and the LaGrange County community Positive impact now and forever You choose to be active or inactive in the grantmaking of your fund You can […]

Kurtis Davis named 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

Kurtis Davis, a senior at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Davis will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the accredited public or private college or university in Indiana of his choice, along with an annual $900 stipend for books and […]

$126,836 in Community Impact Grants Awarded in 2019

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $126,836 in 2019 to 18 projects and programs benefiting LaGrange County. Through Community Impact Grants, the foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services in LaGrange County. LaGrange County Trails, Inc., of Topeka was among the 18 organizations who received funding. […]

PAT – Parents as Teachers

Early Childhood Alliance is building better futures in LaGrange County by partnering with parents, grandparents and local early intervention resources. The program is Parents as Teachers, PAT, and focuses on the individual strengths of each family to provide early learning experiences for their children. PAT supports parents as their child’s first and most influential teacher. […]

Inspire Tomorrow

Howe resident Marge Malone picked up her local newspaper and read a front-page story of what has become too common in northeast Indiana: children suffering in the aftermath of their parents’ methamphetamine addictions. The children might not have food or a bed. They could be sharing a couch with their siblings. For some it’s just […]

2019 LEAP

On Friday October 11, 2019 fifty kids from Lakeland, Westview and Prairie Heights attended the LEAP event held at Lakeland High School. LEAP which stands for Leaders Excited About Philanthropy is an event that takes place every other year. This year did not disappoint. The day was filled with guest speakers, community service, breakout sessions […]

2020 Lilly Finalists

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship award. Finalists for the 2020 award are Ana Wahll, Lakeland High School; Kurtis Davis, Westview Jr. – Sr. High School; Chelsea Weaver, Westview Jr. – Sr. High School; Ryker Bond, Lakeland High School and Skyler Hawk, […]

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.