$21,920 Awarded in Community Impact Grants

Through its Community Impact Grant program, the foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services in LaGrange County. Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption was among the five organizations who received funding this fall. The Community Foundation awarded Ark Animal Rescue and Adoption $10,000 for the new roof at the Paws and […]

LIFE – Community Service at Maple Wood Nature Center

By Breanna Baker We were given the opportunity to volunteer at Maplewood Nature Center. When we arrived we were met by a lady named Leslie Arnold who explained her position at the park as a naturalist. She instructed us as we started service. The group split up and some worked on tidying up the sugar […]

Council on Aging receives COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant

The LaGrange County Council on Aging received a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant earlier this year to support its services. In partnership with Aging & In-Home Service of Northeast Indiana, the COA delivered 51 emergency COVID-19 packs to local residents. The emergency packs contained food, face masks, gloves, batteries, coupons, sanitizer, and emergency information. With limited […]

2021 Lilly Finalists

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship award. Finalists for the 2021 award are Alexis Miller, Westview Jr. – Sr. High School, Amelia Johnston, Prairie Heights High School; Hallie Mast, Westview Jr. – Sr. High School, Mary Hostetler, Westview Jr. – Sr. High […]

2020 Heart of Gold Recipient Erica Cook

LaGrange County Community Foundation named Erica Cook of Wolcottville the recipient of the 2020 Heart of Gold Award on October 16 with a surprise announcement. Unlike in years past when the announcement was made at a special dinner celebration, the Heart of Gold Award was announced with an in-person surprise entourage and released to the […]

Groundbreaking – It’s OFFICIAL the new building is under construction!

After delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, renovation at our new facility has now started. Lehman Construction of Shipshewana will complete the project. The project will feature a new addition, increased parking space, and complete renovation of the building’s office and lobby space. The project is on target to be completed by the end […]

Shelbi’s Experience

A mere three months ago the most interaction I had with the LaGrange County Community Foundation was applying for scholarships online. Fast forward to now, I have gotten to know the amazing women behind the scenes, how much work they put into everything they do; they make it look a lot easier than it is. […]

Kane’s Adventure

Enjoying the sights at Menno Hof and the Jack Stark Nature Preserve was a very eye-opening experience for me in several ways as I near the end of my internship here at the Community Foundation. The museum was incredible; as a life-long native to the area, it was interesting to learn so much new information […]

Community Impact Grants Now Available

Community Impact Grants are available to nonprofit organizations serving LaGrange County. These grants are made possible through the generosity of donors who have supported the unrestricted and field of interest charitable funds at the Foundation.  Grant applications will be due September 3, 2020. The Community Foundation seeks proposals for innovative or creative projects with significant […]

Spring Community Impact Grants total $45,940

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $45,940 in June to 11 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. Veterans Headstone Project was among the 11 organizations that received funding. The Community Foundation […]