Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund

Purpose

Pay It Forward Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through donations from past scholarship recipients and other contributors. LEGACY WILL MATCH EACH GIFT $1-for-$1 up to $1,000! The collective contributions will allow Legacy Foundation to award a new scholarship to a high school senior in Lake County, Indiana.

A scholarship can be life changing. It can open up doors of opportunity that previously seemed closed. We hope you consider giving back to help another student get started on their own path to success!

Shaker Erbini, Legacy Foundation scholarship recipient and Pay It Forward donor

"I decided to give back because I know the scholarships I received through the Legacy Foundation helped me with book reimbursement, and I know that books and supplies can be expensive for college students, especially those coming from low income families, so I think my small donation would contribute to making a large difference for someone who is in that type of situation."

Joshua Phillips, Legacy Foundation scholarship recipient and Pay It Forward donor

"Giving back shows several character traits - one being integrity. I chose to give back because I understand the stress of having that potential financial burden and being concerned about if attending college will actually become a reality. I was blessed with several scholarships so now my mind can be at ease (and my father's as well). I want to be able to give back to anyone who is going to a college or university. Every student deserves to see their true potential and I want to ensure that a financial barrier does not hinder that process."

 

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

IDEAL Initiative

Purpose

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in Lake County (IDEAL) Initiative

We will not tolerate racism or discrimination in our organization or in the neighborhoods where we live and work. As the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana, we are committed to seeing all residents lifted to their fullest potential. Our experience has shown us that when we work together, there is positive and meaningful and long-lasting change.

At Legacy Foundation, we are committed to taking immediate and long-term action to uplift the voices, the needs, and the rights of every minority group. We call on you to join us in the work of advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in Lake County.

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Purpose

There is an urgent need to assist Lake County, Indiana, small businesses with their immediate financial challenges as a result of economic injury due to COVID-19. This fund works in partnership with the South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation to respond to requests for assistance for local small businesses.

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Gary/East Chicago COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Purpose

Legacy Foundation and Indiana Black Expo have partnered in response to the urgent need for assistance to sustain Gary and East Chicago small businesses with their immediate financial challenges as a result of a demonstrated economic injury due to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund will prioritize providing assistance to small businesses through one-time grants ranging from $2,500-$5,000 per business.  Priority will be given to minority and woman owned businesses.

Initial funding is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund at Legacy Foundation and Indiana Black Expo. We encourage additional gifts to this fund in order to provide further support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis — especially those run by women, people of color and immigrants.

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Christopher Lindroth Fund

Purpose

This fund supports charitable programs that support individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their families. This fund also supports nonprofit organizations that provide no-kill shelter and protection to homeless pets.

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Jeffrey and Elaine Gajewski Scholarship for Creative Students

Purpose

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to Lake County, Indiana, high school seniors, or college freshmen and sophomore students, with demonstrated intentions of pursuing a degree in a creative field.

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Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org