Meet Our Summer Interns

We are extremely excited to have Kane Elkins and Shelbi Smith as our summer interns this year. Kane Elkins graduated from Prairie Heights and is currently pursuing a double major in Accounting and Finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington. He will be aiding in our Internal Audit and updating our […]

Friends of LaGrange County Parks Awarded NIPSCO Grant

The Friends of Lagrange County Parks was awarded $2,785 from the 2020 NIPSCO Environmental Action grants through NISource Charitable. The Friends of the LaGrange County Parks is a partner of the LaGrange County Community Foundation. The announcement was made to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  The support from this grant will enable […]

Mongo UMC Food Pantry

With the help from the community and United Way of Elkhart & LaGrange Counties, the LaGrange County Community Foundation was able to award $5,000 to the Mongo UMC Food Pantry. Mongo UMC Food Pantry applied through the COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants online system. Their award was granted within a week and they will now be […]

McMillen Health serves 310 LaGrange County Students

McMillen Health provided 10 preventative health education program sessions at Lakeland High School and Westview High School. The focus for 2019 was opioid use and vaping. McMillen Health was awarded a grant from the Community Foundation in 2019 to support their efforts. McMillen Health’s greatest strength in this effort includes providing fact-based health education that […]

We can all give back.

Most of us, given the chance, want to leave a lasting reminder of the gratitude we feel for the institutions we love and support. It is a privilege to make a difference—to show, in some way, that we have contributed to important work or played a part in a cause that benefits LaGrange County, perhaps […]


National Standards Accreditation Affirms Our Commitment to Excellence LaGrange County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have recently received accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that LaGrange County Community Foundation meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This is a significant accomplishment. […]

We are Moving!

The LaGrange County Community Foundation acquired property on December 30 which, by the end of 2020, will become the new headquarters for the Foundation.  We are thrilled to be able to increase the visibility and accessibility of the Community Foundation. We had been setting aside funds for several years, which allowed us to purchase the […]

Top 10 Reasons to Create an Endowment Fund

Endowments are FOREVER The principle is never used, your fund will continue to grow Investments earn higher rates, which results in more money for grantmaking A lasting relationship with you and the LaGrange County community Positive impact now and forever You choose to be active or inactive in the grantmaking of your fund You can […]

Kurtis Davis named 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

Kurtis Davis, a senior at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Davis will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the accredited public or private college or university in Indiana of his choice, along with an annual $900 stipend for books and […]

$126,836 in Community Impact Grants Awarded in 2019

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $126,836 in 2019 to 18 projects and programs benefiting LaGrange County. Through Community Impact Grants, the foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services in LaGrange County. LaGrange County Trails, Inc., of Topeka was among the 18 organizations who received funding. […]