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Porter County Community Foundation

'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

'Big Dancer' stars at Valpo Y ceremony

VALPARAISO | It took three years, but the first sculpture on the city's art walk has been sold, and a dedication ceremony was held Thursday in front of the Valparaiso YMCA for "The Big Dancer."

September 18, 2014 5:08 pm Photos

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Nonprofits, businesses, volunteers work together for affordable housing in Porter County

Nonprofits, businesses, volunteers work together for affordable housing in Porter County

What forms the foundation of a strong community? It is neighbors who care to lend a hand to those in need. It is citizens eager to share their ideas and learn from others. It is individuals who are willing to invest in something bigger than themselves. It is dreamers who can imagine an even …

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

NWI foundations benefit from Lilly Endowment's GIFT initiative

MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation, the community foundation serving Lake County, is part of a network of Northwest Indiana foundations invited by the Lilly Endowment Inc., to apply for funding under Phase VI of the endowment’s GIFT initiative.

September 11, 2014 6:14 pm

Foundation kicking off effort to endow the arts

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation is kicking off a new effort aimed at benefiting the arts and improving the quality of life in Porter County.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am
Impact Porter County awards 2014 grants to nonprofits

Impact Porter County awards 2014 grants to nonprofits

VALPARAISO | No one went home empty-handed Wednesday after the Impact Porter County membership dinner. 

June 25, 2014 7:38 pm
Foundation honoree receives Sagamore of Wabash award

Foundation honoree receives Sagamore of Wabash award

VALPARAISO | State Rep. Ed Soliday and Sen. Ed Charbonneau surprised Larry McAfee with the Sagamore of the Wabash award last night at the Porter County Community Foundation's annual celebration. 

June 18, 2014 8:35 pm Photos

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Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

Conover, Barone battle for Porter County 3rd district seat

A budget that doesn't balance and the fate of the $160 million from the sale of Porter hospital are some of the major issues facing the winner of Tuesday's Republican primary battle between incumbent District 3 Porter County Councilwoman Karen Conover and Russell Barone.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

You can help over 50 local nonprofits in 24 hours on May 6

Following the success of GIVE Day in 2012and 2013, the Foundation is hosting Give Local Porter County on May 6, to raise funds for 52 local nonprofits. To give on this one-day only, visit givelocalportercounty.org. Pictured, Porter County Community Foundation Vice President Brenda Sheetz, se…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Porter County windfall requires compromise

MARC CHASE: Porter County windfall requires compromise

For most people slogging along an economic landscape wrought with tar pits, a healthy cash windfall would be welcomed with cheers, not apprehension.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

A new year brings new opportunities for Porter County government to get our budget challenges under control — if the County Council will act.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Give Day brings in more than $280,000

VALPARAISO | Porter County Community Foundation raised $282,633 Thursday from online gifts, in-person gifts and prizes and matching funds during its 24-hour Give Day event.

November 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Still time to donate to Porter County Give Day

Still time to donate to Porter County Give Day

VALPARAISO | Today is Porter County Give Day. People have until 11:59 p.m. to make a donation that will benefit 25 nonprofits that help children.

November 07, 2013 8:25 am Photos

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Valplayso designer chosen to create park's next generation

VALPARAISO | The design of the next generation of Valplayso will be done by Leathers and Associates, the same company that did the original design for the Valparaiso playground in 1994.

November 05, 2013 4:29 pm

Point. Click. Give on Nov. 7 to benefit Porter County KIDS!

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation’s giving holiday, GIVE Day, will be back on Nov. 7. This year GIVE Day will benefit kids! Your gift will help improve literacy, healthcare, safety, and quality of life for local youth. The Foundation together with generous donors has create…

November 01, 2013 2:02 pm

Porter County Community Foundation awards second round of 2013 Community Grants

VALPARAISO - The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $87,000 in Community Fund grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations. “We see our role as helping to make Porter County a better place for all,” said Barb Young, President of the Foundation. “One way we do this is…

October 19, 2013 12:59 pm

Point. Click. Give! GIVE Day returns to support Porter County KIDS!

VALPARAISO | Following last year’s successful Porter County GIVE Day (which raised $186,483.61 for 17 nonprofit organizations), the Porter County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that GIVE Day will be back on Nov. 7, 2013. This year GIVE Day will have a different focus – it will b…

October 02, 2013 6:19 pm
Women's tea celebrates power of generosity

Women's tea celebrates power of generosity

VALPARAISO | When it comes to being generous, Americans are the “envy of the world,” a charitable giving expert said Tuesday.

September 17, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage commission contributes to two local initiatives, skips regional contribution

PORTAGE | The Portage Redevelopment Commission on Friday approved contributing to two local groups to fight substance abuse and homelessness.

September 06, 2013 2:33 pm

PC Communtiy Foundation provides grant for optometry equipment

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented a grant to HealthLinc, Inc. to assist with the purchase of optometry equipment for its new Valparaiso clinic on Sturdy Road.

August 24, 2013 7:00 pm
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