About Legacy Foundation

Legacy Foundation is a community foundation and the leading philanthropic partner serving Lake County, Indiana. We have been connecting people with resources since 1992.

Legacy Foundation serves the community in five important ways:
  • We help donors plan how to invest and manage their charitable assets.
  • We provide grants to organizations serving the Lake County community.
  • We offer scholarships to Lake County students as motivation to graduate high school and attend college.
  • We collaborate with local leaders to solve problems and enhance residents' quality of life.
  • We serve as a mentor and resource center to ensure nonprofit organizations can effectively provide services to our community.
$30 Million

Legacy Foundation has awarded nearly over $40 million in grants and scholarships to benefit organizations and individuals. We have helped more than 250 nonprofit groups with capacity-building initiatives and project funding.

Today, we manage more than 300 individual donors' funds representing nearly $50 million in assets.

Legacy Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization operating under the leadership of a volunteer board of directors. Our board represents a diverse spectrum of the business, education, nonprofit and public sectors throughout Lake County.

Whether you are already a friend to Legacy Foundation, or just getting to know us, thank you for visiting our website. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you make a difference in the community, apply for grants or scholarships, or learn about community needs.

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