2022 Transform Lake County Spring/Summer Grants

Grants from this cycle are supported by the Lake County Community Fund and multiple Unrestricted Funds.

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest IndianaCourageous Conversations - Employee Engagement 1$7,000
Campagna AcademyFamily Reunification Centers$10,000
Catholic CharitiesDignity of Life$12,000
Dunes Learning CenterEnvironmental Learning and Problem-Solving $20,000
Exceptional Equestrians UnlimitedParking Lot at EEU Riding Arena$13,000
Force for GoodLead-IN Lake County Pilot Program$5,000
Girls on the RunGirls on the Run Program Scholarships $7,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IndianaGirl Scouts in Lake County, Gary Expansion$10,000
Hearts in MotionNew Directions$12,000
Humane Indiana, Inc. Increasing Benefits of Human/Animal Bond $25,000
Lakeshore Public MediaElevate Lakeshore: Production Equipment Upgrades$24,352
Legacy FoundationSponsorship Grants$12,597.86
Operation Combat BikesaverOperation Combat Bikesaver On Your Feet$15,000
Pack Away HungerThe Carsten Falkenberg Memorial Meal Pack$2,000
Pathways to Adventure Council, BSARestoring the Village$7,000
Public News ServiceBasic membership for 1 Year$5,500
ResiliaCapacity Building$25,000
Rockopelli, Inc. PelliPlay$2,341
Salvation ArmyConversion to Choice Food Pantry$8,000
South Shore ArtsExhibit: "This Is It—Photography of Our Time"$10,000
Top 20 Inc.Top 20, Inc. Literacy Program$5,000

2022 Women in Philanthropy Spring/Summer Grants

Grants from this cycle are supported by the Women in Philanthropy Fund.

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
Girls on the RunGirls on the Run Program Scholarships$3,000
Hearts in MotionNew Directions$5,000

2021 Fall Grants

Legacy Foundation’s fall grants awards combine funding from four programs: Transform Lake County, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund, and Thriving Hobart Seniors, and Women in Philanthropy.

Organization NameGrant Project TitleGrant AmountFunding Category
ASW FoundationI AM THEM Hope Youth Center$10,000Transform Lake County
Beachfront Dance SchoolAssistive Technology$2,000Kyle and June Grady Memorial Fund
Building Leaders Advancing Community Knowledge (BLACK)Diversifying DemocracyJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
Building Our FutureAnti-Bullying Resource Center$20,000Transform Lake County
Center for Independent DocumentaryWalkable USA$10,000Transform Lake County
Center for PossibilitiesAwning Replacements$4,352Transform Lake County
Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana"Earth, Space & Beyond" Science Summer Camp$20,000Transform Lake County
Community Help Network, Inc.Buddy Bags Program$5,000Transform Lake County
Dunes Dog TrainingPets N Vets Program$4,000Transform Lake County
Force for GoodVideo Development and EditingJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
Franciscan Health FoundationVASIA-Hobart$4,454Thriving Hobart Seniors
Gary Historical and Cultural SocietySummer Enrichment for Learning Program$3,500Transform Lake County
Gary Public Transportation CorporationMobility HubsJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest IndianaAssistive Technology$1,199.98Kyle and June Grady Memorial Fund
Hands of Hope Adoption & Orphan Care MinistryFoster Together IN, Lake County$15,000Transform Lake County
Hope Christian ChurchHCC Career and Education Center$9,000Transform Lake County
In-Pact, Inc.Replacement Workstations$5,000Transform Lake County
Indiana University NorthwestSupporting the Future of K-12 Student Success in Gary, IndianaJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
IUPUI Lilly School of PhilanthropyBeginners Guide to Grant-writing Course$3,000Transform Lake County
Lake County Community Services, Inc.Thriving Hobart Seniors$6,600Thriving Hobart Seniors
Lake County Fire Chiefs AssociationArea Rae Monitoring Unit Replacement$14,614Transform Lake County
MAKS CorpLake Co. Emergency Request/Safety Project$5,000Transform Lake County
Maria Reiner CenterOperational Support$40,000Thriving Hobart Seniors
Morning Bishop Theatre PlayhouseThe Shops @ 487John S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
Pink Ribbon SocietyMammogram/Ultrasound Program$12,500Women in Philanthropy and Transform Lake County
Rise NWICommunity Engagement InitiativesJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
South Shore Dance AlliancePre-professional Dance Company$12,000Women in Philanthropy
South Shore Neighborhood Development CorporationSmall Business Mentorship and Tax Navigator ServiceJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
The MAAC Foundation, Inc.Police De-escalation and Use of Force Training$25,000Transform Lake County
Town of Griffith Parks & Recreation DepartmentWoodland Park Story Walk$8,800Transform Lake County
Urban League of Northwest IndianaCommunity CollaborationsJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation DAF
Wabash CenterSocial Skills Bi-Monthly Gathering$3,250Transform Lake County
Wheelchair Ramp MinistryWheelchair Ramp Ministry$5,000Transform Lake County
White's Residential & Family ServicesCrown Point Foster Care$5,000Transform Lake County

2021 Transform Lake County Spring/Summer Grants

Grants from this cycle are supported by the Lake County Community Fund and multiple Unrestricted Funds.

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. The Glen$12,500
American Red CrossBlood Saves Lives$5,000
Campagna AcademyOASIS-Safety and Slumber$18,297
Clark Road Genesis Family Center Inc.Bridge To Excellence$18,276
Community Change Center: WeAreOneReentry-Specific Adult Education$7,500
Erin's Farm NFPDirector of Animal Care$22,800
Fair Haven Center for WomenServices for Human Trafficking Survivors in Northwest Indiana$19,350
Genesis GuildLighting system upgrade$12,500
Hearts in MotionNew Directions$19,500
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry"Meat" the Need$2,500
Humane IndianaHumane Indiana Crisis Intervention$14,911
Laini Fluellen CharitiesKnow Your Lemons - Breast Health Education Campaign$6,750
New Beginnings ClubhouseClubhouse Expansion$10,000
Pack Away HungerNorthwest Indiana Pack Away Hunger Day$2,500
Rockopelli, Inc.PelliPlay$2,000
Stressbusters Inc.Stress Management using Massage Therapy$7,308
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.Access Pass Northwest Expansion$10,000
The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Inc.BISHOPBOXES Mentoring Project$5,000
Whiting Public LibraryLibrary of Things$8,000

Lake County COVID-19 Vaccine Community Outreach Grants

Grants totaling $5,000 were funded through the Rise NWI Fund to help organizations conduct outreach and education programs around the COVID-19 vaccine.

Organization NameProject Description
Family Life Community Youth CenterHost Community Connect Picnics to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in Gary; conduct print and digital advertising.
Gary Community PartnershipHost a Back-to-School Health Fair. COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided on-site.
Ivy Tech FoundationHost a series of Lunch and Learn sessions at Lake County Ivy Tech campuses to provide education around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lakeshore Public MediaProduce ad campaigns around COVID-19 vaccination.
Urban League of Northwest IndianaConduct COVID-19 vaccine outreach throughout the City of Gary. Project includes canvassing, phone banking, and radio and print advertising.