Groundbreaking – It’s OFFICIAL the new building is under construction!

After delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, renovation at our new facility has now started. Lehman Construction of Shipshewana will complete the project. The project will feature a new addition, increased parking space, and complete renovation of the building’s office and lobby space. The project is on target to be completed by the end […]

Shelbi’s Experience

A mere three months ago the most interaction I had with the LaGrange County Community Foundation was applying for scholarships online. Fast forward to now, I have gotten to know the amazing women behind the scenes, how much work they put into everything they do; they make it look a lot easier than it is. […]

Kane’s Adventure

Enjoying the sights at Menno Hof and the Jack Stark Nature Preserve was a very eye-opening experience for me in several ways as I near the end of my internship here at the Community Foundation. The museum was incredible; as a life-long native to the area, it was interesting to learn so much new information […]

Community Impact Grants Now Available

Community Impact Grants are available to nonprofit organizations serving LaGrange County. These grants are made possible through the generosity of donors who have supported the unrestricted and field of interest charitable funds at the Foundation.  Grant applications will be due September 3, 2020. The Community Foundation seeks proposals for innovative or creative projects with significant […]

Spring Community Impact Grants total $45,940

The LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded Community Impact Grants totaling $45,940 in June to 11 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. Veterans Headstone Project was among the 11 organizations that received funding. The Community Foundation […]

Make It Your Own Mural Fest

We have partnered with the LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau to bring “Make It Your Own Mural Fest,” a regional mural festival that will bring 11 new murals to 11 counties of Northeast Indiana this September to LaGrange! From now till July 11 we need your help in raising $3,000 to support a mural […]

2020 Scholarship Recipients

High School is like Toilet Paper – you only miss it when it’s gone. Anonymous The statement above is an especially true sentiment given the unusual school year for the 2020 graduating seniors. Here at the Community Foundation we have always taken for granted that when springtime rolls around we get to congratulate and celebrate […]

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 […]