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As one of Indiana’s largest community foundations, Legacy Foundation works for Lake County in multiple ways, playing multiple roles. For donors, the Foundation offers an effective way to manage giving by providing expert philanthropic advice rooted in a deep knowledge of our community and an array of philanthropic vehicles and services. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant-maker, a civic leader, and awards grants to the region’s non-profits to help meet community needs, fulfill donors’ philanthropic wishes, and strengthen the nonprofit sector. Using local knowledge, networks, influence, and creativity, the Foundation brings people together to improve the community’s quality of life now and in the future.

We look forward to partnering with organizations and communities across Lake County in the year ahead and sharing your needs with Legacy Foundation donors.

Grant ProgramPurposeApplication OpensApplication DueNotification
Sponsorship (Grant Range: $250-$2,000)

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To offer opportunities for residents of Lake County to engage and participate in events that will increase community involvement and education.Rolling applicationRolling application deadlineApproximately 6 weeks from application date.
Transform Lake County
(Grant Range: $2,000-$25,000)

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Transform Lake County Grants will continue to support our communities with a sharpened focus on the most pressing challenges our community is facing today: the impact of COVID-19, systemic racism and racial injustice, and the underinvestment and lack of infrastructure in under-resourced and marginalized communities across Lake County.Apr. 1

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Mid-June

Mid-November
Gary U.S. Steel/Knight Grant
(Grant Range: up to $100,000)
To support programs and activities serving the residents of Gary, Indiana. June 10July 13Mid-August
Thriving Hobart Seniors (Grant Range: $2,000-$25,000)

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To provide seniors in Hobart with opportunities to increase their quality of life.Sept. 1Oct. 1November

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Grant Application Resources

Grant Application Spring 2022 Guide

Grant Orientation Spring 2022 Cycle

Nonprofit IDEA Resources

We’re here to help. Contact us with your questions.

Kelly Baer

Grants & Administration Coordinator
kbaer@legacyfdn.org