Fall Community Impact Grants Now Available

The LaGrange County Community Foundation is now accepting applications to its Community Impact Grants program. 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. Community Impact Grant applications will […]

Community Foundation Awards $47,500 in Community Impact Grants

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded $47,500 to four nonprofit organizations during its 2022 Spring Community Impact Grants cycle. The grants will address community needs in education and health and human services. One of the grants will support the development of the Community Health Clinic in Shipshewana. The Community Health Clinic is a nonprofit healthcare […]

Meet Chelsea Weaver our Summer Intern

Hello! I’m Chelsea Weaver, and I’ve been a resident of LaGrange County for twenty years. I graduated from Westview High School in 2020. I studied Elementary Education at Trine University for two semesters before transferring to Western Governors University. I anticipate graduating in November of 2022. Since Western Governors University is an online school, I […]

Community Foundation awards $99,500 to graduating seniors

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Community Scholarship Program, which aims to support the educational aspirations of students in LaGrange County. Through the program, the Community Foundation awarded $99,500 in scholarships to 23 graduating seniors. The Community Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education at […]

Leadership LaGrange County class honors local heroes with banner project

Local heroes will be honored through banners placed throughout the town of Lagrange in a project led by the inaugural 2021 Leadership LaGrange County class. This community action project will build pride by highlighting the contributions of those who have served our country and community. Leadership LaGrange County is a program of the LaGrange County […]

LIFE: Youth Philanthropy in Action

The LIFE program is a youth philanthropy group supported by the LaGrange County Community Foundation. LIFE provides an opportunity for young people to gain experience in community service and charitable giving. The students provide oversight to funds held at the Community Foundation. This school year LIFE offered two grant cycles awarding $11,926 to youth-serving organizations […]

Generosity, Leadership, Service

Community Foundation approves three-year strategic plan We are pleased to introduce the next 3-year strategic plan for the LaGrange County Community Foundation. The LaGrange County Community Foundation Board of Directors and Foundation staff have worked together over several months to develop this plan. With the assistance of Jen Pendleton from Aly Sterling Philanthropy, we hosted […]

New scholarship fund honors longtime Westview teacher

Jean Seagly Crouse Memorial Scholarship Fund Jean was an advocate for education, teaching for Westview School Corporation for 25 years. She had a passion for children and taught fifth grade at Topeka Elementary, retiring in 1988. Jean was deeply rooted in Topeka, serving as a member of the Topeka United Methodist Church since 1950 and […]

Fund sparks LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition

A new fund at the LaGrange County Community Foundation will support community efforts to improve access to early learning and childcare in LaGrange County. The LaGrange County Early Learning Coalition Fund will support efforts underway to improve early childhood education in LaGrange County. Early learning supports the need for childcare and access to quality care, […]

Historic Gift from Howe School

LaGrange County Community Foundation received a $2.5 million gift from Howe School Board of Trustees to establish two endowments in honor of the school’s legacy. The gift comes from the sale of the Howe Military campus after the school’s closing in 2019 – it is the largest contribution in the Foundation’s history. Following the sale […]