2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is ready! Enjoy stories from the past year and see a snapshot of the work and activities we have done within LaGrange County. See highlights of our competitive grant awards, learn about our scholarship recipients and read our financial overview. Download a PDF report now, or click on the cover above […]

LaGrange County Community Foundation offers matching opportunity for ministerial associations

To celebrate and support the charitable efforts of the LaGrange and Shipshewana Ministerial associations, the LaGrange County Community Foundation is offering a matching program through April 30. Gifts made to the Community Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund through April 30 will be set aside for a matching grant to the LaGrange Ministerial Association and Shipshewana Ministerial […]

We Give Thanks grant awarded to area food pantries

Clothes and Food Basket, Scott Emergency Food Pantry receive assistance Thanks to the generosity of many local donors, the LaGrange County Community Foundation  awarded two organizations a total of $10,936 in February as part of the foundation’s We Give Thanks matching program to support local food distribution. Over the holidays in 2017, the LCCF Board […]

LaGrange County Community Foundation awards $60,500 in grants

Night to Shine, Youth for Christ among grant recipients By Octavia Yoder | Program Officer In December 2017, the LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded a round of funding totaling $60,500 for 12 projects benefiting LaGrange County. The community foundation grants help local charities and nonprofit organizations provide services to LaGrange County families and individuals in […]

Arianna Smith named 2018 Lilly Scholar

Lakeland senior plans to study computer science Arianna Smith, a senior at Lakeland High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2018 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. In addition to the four-year scholarship to the accredited public or private Indiana college of her choice, she will also receive a $900 yearly […]

Connections Newsletter – Winter 2017

Grants help LaGrange County projects

Community Impact Grants help LaGrange County projects The LaGrange County Community Foundation recently awarded Agape Missions of LaGrange a $5,360 Community Impact grant to complete the roof renovation at Brian’s House in LaGrange. The nonprofit organization started in 2014 to help individuals in LaGrange County in need of emergency shelter. Agape Missions purchased a duplex […]

2016 Annual Report

Blessings in a Backpack receives $5,000

The LaGrange County Community Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Blessings in a Backpack program at Lakeland schools. Led by volunteers from LaGrange First United Methodist Church, the program provides weekend meals to children in LaGrange County who might otherwise go hungry. More than 50 percent of elementary students in the Lakeland district […]

Tuttle named Executive Director

Lemings retires after 15 years of dedicated service The board of directors of the LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Tuttle as the next executive director of the organization. After 15 years of service, Laura Lemings has retired from the community foundation. A past board member, Lemings came to […]