Apply for Grants

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.

CARES Technical Assistance Grant

Your small business or non-profit may qualify for a forgivable COVID-19 relief loan through the SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Program, but the application procedure can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate.

The South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation (SSNDC) is providing grants of up to $500 to help cover the cost of hiring a professional to help you prepare and submit all necessary paperwork to provide your business/organization the best chance of obtaining necessary funds.

Requirements for Application and Approval:

  • be based in Lake County, Indiana;
  • be registered as a business or a non-profit in the State of Indiana;
  • have at least 1 employee but no more than 499 employees;
  • have a minimum of $50,000 in annual payroll expenses;
  • fully complete the application, and;
  • submit a completed W-9.

Download the CARES TA Grant Application

Grant ProgramPurposeApplication OpensApplication DueNotification
Transform Lake County
(Grant Range: $2,000-$25,000)
To strengthen and empower nonprofits, neighborhoods and residents in Lake County. Priority will be given to grant requests that incorporate feedback from On the Table or Neighborhood Spotlight.April 1
Oct. 1
May 1
Nov. 1
Informed & Engaged Urban Communities
(Grant Range: $2,000-$100,000)
To increase attract and retain talent, increase opportunity, and promote civic and community engagement in Gary. Priority will be given to projects that promote downtown revitalization.Sept. 1Oct. 6November
Thriving Hobart Seniors (Grant Range: $2,000-$25,000)To provide seniors in Hobart with opportunities to increase their quality of life.Oct. 1Nov. 1December
Sponsorship (Grant Range: $250-$2,000)To offer opportunities for residents of Lake County to engage in and participate in events that will increase community involvement and education.Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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

Kelly Anoe

Vice President