$65,000 in Spring Community Impact Awards

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded $65,000 in Community Impact Grants to 12 projects and programs benefiting LaGrange County. Through its Community Impact Grants program, the Foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services in LaGrange County. The 2021 Community Impact Grant spring awards include: Veterans Headstone Project, American Flag Holder […]

$77,000 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Community Scholarship Program, which aims to support the educational aspirations of students in LaGrange County. Eightteen graduating seniors will receive $77,000 in scholarships. The Community Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing higher education at an accredited university, college or […]

Summer Intern – Lydia

Hi, I am Lydia Johnston and I grew up right outside of LaGrange with my parents and sister. I graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 2018. This coming fall I will be a senior at Purdue University, studying Agribusiness Management. While on Purdue’s campus, I enjoy spending time with sisters from Twin Pines Cooperative, […]

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On April 30, 2021, we hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to welcome our friends and family to the new facility located at 0045 N 250 W, LaGrange, IN. It was so wonderful to see everyone in person for this momentous occasion. Guided tours throughout the afternoon showcased the 4,000 square foot facility, which […]

We have officially moved, our new location is: 0045 N 250 W LaGrange, IN 46761 our phone number has not changed, you may reach us at 260.463.4363. We can NOT wait to show off our new space, join us on April 30. SAVE the DATE – APRIL 30 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Open House […]

Hiring – Summer Intern

We are now accepting applications for a marketing intern! The Community Foundation is offering one paid internship opportunity for students enrolled at any Indiana higher educational institution. This internship is designed to provide meaningful projects and opportunities to help the intern develop work-related skills and assist the Community Foundation on various projects directly related to […]

Ellsworth Fanning Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Fanning, Paul Hostetler, and other donors established the Ellsworth Fanning Memorial Scholarship in October of 1996. Ellsworth was a lifelong LaGrange County resident. He attended Brighton High School and earned a degree in agronomy at Purdue University. He taught agriculture at Shipshewana High School. In 1960, Ellsworth, Ed Swartzendruber and Dick Leckler started Edd’s […]

2019 Annual Report – Connections

The 2019 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. Click here to view online We are happy to mail you […]

GIFT VII Board Engagement Grant

The LaGrange County Community Foundation has received a $100,000 grant as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) community foundation initiative. As part of this GIFT VII grant opportunity, each community foundation that achieved 100 percent board member giving during the period from January 1, 2019, […]

LIFE Members provide Holiday Cheer to Parkview Health Workers

At LIFE we look for individuals who give their time, talent, and treasures to help better the community. Not often do we recognize workers like those in healthcare who dedicate so much time and effort to the safety and health of our community. Dalton and I met our LIFE Navigator at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital […]