Larry Strayer named 2018 Heart of Gold recipient

The LaGrange County Community Foundation named Larry Strayer of LaGrange the recipient of the 2018 Heart of Gold award Saturday, Nov. 3. Since 2010, the Community Foundation has honored an individual in the county who goes above and beyond the call and embraces a commitment to service. Community Foundation Board of Directors Jordi Disler and […]

Heart of Gold nominations now being accepted

Honor a volunteer with a Heart of Gold It’s our favorite time of year! Heart of Gold nominations opened this week and we can’t wait to hear about the good things people are doing in LaGrange County. Since 2009, we’ve awarded the Heart of Gold award to honor individuals in LaGrange County who are making […]

A Year of Growing Good

Annual Meeting Held at Lakeside Occasions June 26 The LaGrange County Community Foundation celebrated a year of “Growing Good” in an intimate gathering with past and current board members and new funders at the 2018 annual meeting June 26 at Lakeside Occasions in Topeka. The foundation was pleased to welcome new board member Renea Boots […]

2017 Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is here! 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 […]

LCCF Offers Ministerial Association Match

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 […]