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Legacy Foundation

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

Legacy Foundation serves the community in five important ways:

  • Help donors plan how to invest and manage their charitable assets.
  • Provide grants to organizations serving Lake County, Indiana residents.
  • Offer scholarships to Lake County students as motivation to graduate high school and attend college.
  • Collaborate with local leaders to solve problems and enhance residents' quality of life.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource center to ensure nonprofit organizations can effectively provide services to the community.

$30 Million

Legacy Foundation has awarded 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 $55 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 learning more about us. Contact us for more about how we can help you make a difference in the community, apply for grants or scholarships, or learn about community needs.

Give. Lead. Make a Difference.

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