In Memoriam

Since 1991, the LaGrange County Community Foundation has been a charitable partner in LaGrange County, helping connect donors to their charitable dreams and building permanent community funds. Miles Perkins was one of the nine community leaders who believed in the importance of building long-term permanent funds for LaGrange County, thus helping start the LaGrange County […]

Mettert receives 2023 Natalie Kauffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship

LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 recipient of the Natalie Kauffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship: Olivia Mettert. The $1,000 scholarship supports college students and non-traditional students pursuing a degree in nursing. The scholarship is open to students who have graduated from a LaGrange County high school or adults currently working in the […]

Nonprofits share their experiences applying for a Community Impact Grant

We talked to two LaGrange County nonprofits who received a Community Impact Grant in 2022 to hear about their experiences applying for funding and any tips they had to share with fellow nonprofits seeking grant funding. Purdue Extension: Blender/Spin Art Bike Purdue Extension of LaGrange County received a Community Impact Grant of $3,075 to purchase […]

Lilly Scholar shares wisdom from application process and beyond

Arianna Smith received the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in the winter of 2017, during her senior year at Lakeland High School. She recently shared with us some of her experience in applying and what she has been able to accomplish since receiving the Lilly Scholarship. What did you study in college? I majored in Computer […]

Salvation Army brings mobile food pantry to LaGrange County

The Salvation Army is bringing its mobile food pantry to LaGrange County providing a nonperishable food box and frozen items to families. One is available per household, every 30 days. Food pantry locations:

Spring 2023 Community Impact Grant recipients named

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded $71,736 to four nonprofit organizations during its 2023 Spring Community Impact Grants cycle.   The Community Impact Grants address community needs in Arts & Culture, Health & Human Services, Recreation, Environment, Community Development, and Education. The 2023 Spring Community Impact Grant recipients include:  Each year, the Community Foundation seeks proposals for […]

2023 Annual Celebration: A Success!

What a great event! This year’s Annual Celebration was a definite success! See what the night looked like!

$90,000 in Community Scholarships awarded

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Community Scholarship Program, which aims to support the educational aspirations of students in LaGrange County. Through the program, the Community Foundation awarded $93,250 in community scholarships to 19 graduating seniors. The program includes 45 donor-created scholarship funds, each with their own […]

LIFE youth program recap for the 2022-23 school year

LIFE is a youth philanthropy group supported by the LaGrange County Community Foundation. LIFE members gain experiences in community service and charitable giving. The students also provide oversight to youth grant making funds at the Community Foundation.  During the 2022 – 2023 school year LIFE offered two grant cycles, awarding $19,676 to youth-serving organizations and […]

Heart of Gold Nominees Named

The Heart of Gold Award honors everyday LaGrange County residents who go above and beyond and embrace the call to volunteer service. We are excited to announce that we received 10 nominations for the award during the month of April. The 2023 Heart of Gold nominees include: In selecting the award recipient, the award committee […]