The Knights of Pythias donate $55,000 to the LaGrange County Community Foundation

LaGrange Lodge no. 144 creates permanent unrestricted endowment As the Knights of Pythias LaGrange Lodge no. 144 closed the chapter on a 128-year-old history in 2018, the creation of a permanent endowment fund at the LaGrange County Community Foundation will allow their charitable legacy to live forever. In December, the Knights donated $55,000 to create […]

Lilly Endowment Provides $500,000 Matching Grant to LaGrange County Community Foundation

The LaGrange County Community Foundation has received a grant of $500,000 as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative.   With GIFT VII, the Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. The LaGrange […]

Octavia Yoder to Lead LaGrange County Community Foundation

The Board of the LaGrange County Community Foundation has named Octavia Yoder to become Executive Director of the Foundation.  Octavia becomes the fourth Executive Director of the Community Foundation since its creation in 1991. Octavia will assume the role later this year.  She will immediately be promoted to Associate Director, and will continue to work […]

LIFE grant application deadline approaching

LIFE grant applications are due to the LaGrange County Community Foundation office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. The application form can be downloaded at The LIFE Philanthropy Program at LCCF was created to promote youth involvement and teach philanthropy to LaGrange County’s next generation of community leaders. LIFE oversees its own grantmaking […]

Grant Workshop Planned February 20

The LaGrange County Community Foundation will be hosting a Grant Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Community Foundation. The Foundation encourages those nonprofit or government organizations considering submitting an application in 2019 to attend. Topics at the workshop will include an overview of the Community Impact Grant Program, the online application […]

Community Impact Grants Awarded

  LAGRANGE – The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $96,441 in 2018 to 16 nonprofit organizations serving residents in LaGrange County. Through Community Impact Grants, the foundation aims to support nonprofit needs and provide innovative programs and services for local residents. Rainbow Years Learning Ministry in Shipshewana was among the 16 […]

LaGrange County Community Foundation announces 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient

LAGRANGE ­— Grace Miller, a senior at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School, has been named the recipient of the LaGrange County Community Foundation’s 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Miller will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the accredited public or private college or university in Indiana of her choice, along with an annual $900 stipend for […]

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 […]