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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
Porter County Community Foundation presents grant to HealthLinc

Porter County Community Foundation presents grant to HealthLinc

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation presented a grant check to HealthLinc, Inc. to assist with the purchase of optometry equipment for its new Valparaiso clinic on Sturdy Road. “We are happy to be able to help our local nonprofits expand their services to meet the growing nee…

August 21, 2013 12:15 pm
Porter County Community Foundation presents grant to HealthLinc

Porter County Community Foundation presents grant to HealthLinc

Porter County Community Foundation Board member Jane Maxwell recently presented a grant check to HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel at HealthLinc’s new clinic in Valparaiso.

August 21, 2013 12:17 pm
Foundation presents Community Fund grant to NorthShore

Foundation presents Community Fund grant to NorthShore

PORTAGE - The Porter County Community Foundation awarded a 2013 Community Fund grant to NorthShore Health Centers to purchase a testing monitor for at-risk pregnant women. The equipment will allow the medical staff to offer non-stress test assessments at the Portage NorthShore Health Center.…

July 24, 2013 8:28 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Executive Director Kris Krouse and Board President Margaret Williford were presented with a Porter County Community Fund grant check in support of the organization’s Meadowbrook Capital Project from Porter County Community Foundation President Barb Young.

July 24, 2013 8:25 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

VALPARAISO - The Porter County Community Foundation presented a $20,000 Community Fund grant check to Shirley Heinze Land Trust in support of the Meadowbrook Capital Project. The Meadowbrook project supported the purchase of the former Meadowbrook Girl Scout Camp enabling Shirley Heinze to p…

July 24, 2013 8:24 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Westchester Food Pantry

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Westchester Food Pantry

Porter County Community Foundation grant committee member Heather Ennis presented a 2013 Community Fund grant check to pantry board members and volunteers Nancy Veselica and Dawn Ruge.

July 24, 2013 4:24 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Westchester Food Pantry

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Westchester Food Pantry

CHESTERTON - The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented a 2013 Community Fund grant check to Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry, which enabled the nonprofit organization to purchase a commercial refrigerator. This purchase will allow the pantry to store more seasonal produce an…

July 24, 2013 4:19 pm
Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

The Porter County Community Foundation recognized the remarkable work being done by individuals and local nonprofit organizations by awarding Outstanding Achievement Awards at its annual celebration. The 2013 awards were presented to (L-R) Mary Beth Schultz on behalf of The Caring Place for …

July 11, 2013 11:55 am
Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

VALPARAISO | “It’s the generosity of hundreds of individuals, families and businesses that made it possible for the Foundation to disburse over $1.8 million in grants and scholarships in 2012,” said Barb Young, President of the Porter County Community Foundation.

July 11, 2013 11:52 am
Community Grant awarded to Portage Nonprofits

Community Grant awarded to Portage Nonprofits

Porter County Community Foundation grant committee member Mike Bean presented the Community Fund grant check to (L-R) Portage Township Food Pantry Board President Judy Mollway and Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities Executive Director Rebecca Reiner.

June 21, 2013 6:51 pm
Community Grant awarded to Portage Nonprofits

Community Grant awarded to Portage Nonprofits

PORTAGE - The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded a Community Fund grant to Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities and Portage Township Food Pantry for mobile storage for the food pantry in support of the organizations’ Healthy Partnership Program. This collaborative effort wil…

June 21, 2013 6:49 pm
Volunteers at Gabriel's Horn

Volunteers at Gabriel's Horn

A Community Fund grant from the Porter County Community Foundation helped Rebuilding Together – Portage assist its neighbors and nonprofit friends last weekend as part of National Build Day. Volunteers at the Gabriel’s Horn site spruced up the grounds by planting trees and spreading mulch. (…

May 02, 2013 7:43 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grants

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grants

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded over $87,000 in grants to 11 local nonprofit organizations. The first round recipients of 2013 Community Fund grants are: Duneland Family YMCA, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, H. E. Kelly Resp…

May 02, 2013 7:41 pm
Heather Harrigan

Heather Harrigan

April 05, 2013 6:50 pm
Heather Harrigan named Executive Director of Empower Porter County

Heather Harrigan named Executive Director of Empower Porter County

VALPARAISO | Porter County’s new initiative to address substance abuse now has a name and a leader. Heather Harrigan has been named Executive Director of Empower Porter County, a unified organization committed to empowering the community to prevent and overcome substance abuse.

April 05, 2013 6:47 pm

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Dayspring

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented a Community Grant check to Dayspring Women’s Center to help the nonprofit organization provide counseling and support to women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

March 25, 2013 5:38 pm

Lee Hamilton to speak about civility at VUCA on February 4

VALPARAISO – Porter County residents are invited to attend a special program event on February 4 presented by the Porter County Community Foundation and Indiana Humanities entitled “Civility Matters: Civility in Politics, Media and Business.” The program will feature a keynote by former Cong…

January 30, 2013 11:12 am

Lee Hamilton to speak about civility at VUCA on Feb. 4

VALPARAISO – Porter County residents are invited to attend a special program event on February 4 presented by the Porter County Community Foundation and Indiana Humanities entitled “Civility Matters: Civility in Politics, Media and Business.” The event at Valparaiso University Center for the…

January 22, 2013 3:47 pm
Call a ride

Call a ride

December 21, 2012 4:27 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards a Community Grant to Call-A-Ride

Porter County Community Foundation awards a Community Grant to Call-A-Ride

HEBRON - The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented a Community Grant to Call-A-Ride to help the nonprofit organization provide free transportation for the elderly, indigent and handicapped of Boone Township. Family Express Corporation also supported the cause by donating gas …

December 21, 2012 4:24 pm

Porter County Community Foundation Participates in Community Foundation Week

VALPARAISO | During the week of November 12-18, 2012, Porter County Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week in celebrating lives changed, jobs created, and communities transformed through philanthropy’s partnership with …

November 12, 2012 5:37 pm

Porter County Community Foundation announces second round recipients of Community Grants

VALPARAISO - The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded $98,800 in grants to 11 local nonprofit organizations. The recipients of the second round of 2012 Community Fund grants are Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, Call-A-Ride, Dayspring Women's Center, Dunebrook, Family H…

October 23, 2012 5:23 pm

Exhibit that features Hoosier athletes, inventors and business leaders to visit Porter County

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation in partnership with Valparaiso University will host Indiana Humanities “Spirit of Competition” exhibit at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts from January 9 through February 7, 2013. This traveling exhibit includes engaging intera…

October 12, 2012 4:32 pm
Frontline Foundations receives grant

Frontline Foundations receives grant

Left to right, Pastor G. Thomas Jones, Frontline Foundations Board Member; Amber Hensell, Frontline Foundations Executive Director; and Brenda Sheetz, Porter County Community Foundation Vice President.

August 09, 2012 3:55 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline Foundations

Porter County Community Foundation awards Community Grant to Frontline Foundations

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to Frontline Foundations from the Porter County Community Fund to help the nonprofit expand its technology capacity and satellite counseling locations. Each year the Foundation awards grants to a variety of nonprofi…

August 09, 2012 3:49 pm
2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards

2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Porter County Community Foundation recognized the remarkable work being done by individuals and local nonprofit organizations by awarding four Outstanding Achievement Awards at its annual celebration held on July 11. The 2012 awards were presented to (L-R) Chuck Leer and Nick Arnold on b…

July 13, 2012 1:01 pm
Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

Porter County Community Foundation celebrates outstanding achievements

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation celebrated its past year’s accomplishments and thanked the individuals and community partners who help make it all possible at its annual meeting on July 11 at Strongbow Inn.

July 13, 2012 12:54 pm
Impact Porter County awarded $50,000 grant to Family & Youth Services Bureau

Impact Porter County awarded $50,000 grant to Family & Youth Services Bureau

Family and Youth Services Bureau was recently awarded a $50,000 Women’s Fund grant from Impact Porter County, a women’s giving circle associated with the Porter County Community Foundation. Left to right, Joanne Urschel, Impact Porter County Grant Committee Chair; Lisa Jordan, Family & Y…

June 18, 2012 3:05 pm
Impact Porter County awarded $50,000 grant to Family & Youth Services Bureau

Impact Porter County awarded $50,000 grant to Family & Youth Services Bureau

VALPARAISO | “Thank you all, you are helping a lot of ladies and children,” said Lisa Jordan, Vice President of Family Youth Service Bureau, as she accepted a $50,000 Women’s Fund of Porter County grant for the Tot Shop from Impact Porter County, a women’s giving circle associated with the P…

June 18, 2012 2:57 pm
Porter County Nonprofit Expo

Porter County Nonprofit Expo

The Porter County Community Foundation and United Way of Porter County gave away a total of $10,000 in grants at their Nonprofit Expo on May 9. Representatives from Alice’s House, Discoveries Unlimited, Family House, Hilltop Neighborhood House, Opportunity Enterprises, Prevent Child Abuse Po…

May 15, 2012 2:58 pm
Nonprofit Expo exhibits commitment of local organizations

Nonprofit Expo exhibits commitment of local organizations

VALPARAISO | Nonprofit organizations serving Porter County spent last Wednesday (May 9) evening sharing their work with each other at the Porter County Nonprofit Expo hosted by the Porter County Community Foundation and United Way of Porter County. More than 300 staff members and volunteers …

May 15, 2012 2:47 pm

Porter County Community Foundation awards first round of 2012 Community Grants

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded $86,000 in grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations. The first round recipients of 2012 Community Fund Grants are: College Mentors for Kids, Community Theatre Guild, Frontline Foundations, Hilltop Neighborhood House, Indi…

April 20, 2012 9:04 am

Fashion Show to benefit don Quijote Scholarship Fund

VALPARAISO | A spring fashion show and dinner to benefit the don Quijote Scholarship Fund will be held on May 10 at Restaurante don Quijote in Valparaiso. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.; fashion show will begin at 6:30 p.m. A selection of men's and women's fashions from Seasons on the Sq…

April 18, 2012 12:13 pm

Lakeside Wealth Management Group donates $20,000 to Porter County Community Foundation

CHESTERTON | Lakeside Wealth Management Group, of Chesterton has announced their gift of $20,000 to the Porter County Community Foundation to establish a donor advised fund.

April 02, 2012 9:43 am
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Food Bank of NW Indiana

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Food Bank of NW Indiana

Left to right, Jordan Stanfill, Housing Opportunities; Angie Williams, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana; Barb Young, Porter County Community Foundation President; Dominick Van Rhys, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

February 23, 2012 10:18 am
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Food Bank of NW Indiana

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Food Bank of NW Indiana

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented a grant to Food Bank of Northwest Indiana to help the nonprofit organization purchase additional computers and software. The new equipment will enable food pantries to analyze food pantry usage, process clients more effic…

February 23, 2012 10:16 am

Release of Groundbreaking Plan to End Homelessness for Porter County

VALPARAISO | Faced with an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness and a system strained doing what it can to address the issue, service providers, shelter and housing providers, community members, faith-based organizations and funders have created a Plan to End Homelessne…

February 02, 2012 11:59 am

Public invited to release of 10-Year plan to end homelessness

VALPARAISO | Faced with an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness and a system strained doing what it can to address the issue, service providers, shelter and housing providers, community members, faith-based organizations and local funders have created a Plan to End Home…

January 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Public invited to release of 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness

VALPARAISO - Faced with an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness and a system strained doing what it can to address the issue, service providers, shelter and housing providers, community members, faith-based organizations and local funders have created a Plan to End Home…

January 18, 2012 7:05 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant

Porter County Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant

Foundation Grant Committee Chair Susan Kelly-Johnson (left) presents a check for $10,000 to Jacob's Ladder Executive Director Mariann Frigo.

December 15, 2011 4:39 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant

Porter County Community Foundation awards $10,000 grant

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded Jacob's Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation Center a grant to help the nonprofit organization upgrade its information systems to meet the growing need for services it provides to children with special needs.

December 15, 2011 4:39 pm
Porter County Community Foundation celebrates 15 year anniversary

Porter County Community Foundation celebrates 15 year anniversary

Lilly Endowment Community Scholars joined Porter County Community Foundation Board member and Fab Fifteen chair, Leslie Plesac, for the Foundation's, 15th anniversary celebration last Saturday at the Porter County Expo Center. (L-R) Kneeling: Jillian Hufgard, Jennifer Rosenbaum. Standing: Je…

November 21, 2011 1:33 pm
Porter County Community Foundation celebrates 15 fabulous years

Porter County Community Foundation celebrates 15 fabulous years

VALPARAISO - Over 300 people helped the Porter County Community Foundation celebrate its 15th anniversary with a very special tailgate party scholarship fundraiser on Nov. 12. "This was a great way to have fun with our anniversary and benefit the Porter County Community Foundation Scholarshi…

November 21, 2011 1:33 pm
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