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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 people with resources since 1992.

Legacy Foundation serves the community in five important ways:
We help donors plan how to invest and manage their charitable assets.
We provide grants to organizations serving the Lake County community.
We offer scholarships to Lake County students as motivation to graduate high school and attend college.
We collaborate with local leaders to solve problems and enhance residents' quality of life.
We serve as a mentor and resource center to ensure nonprofit organizations can effectively provide services to our community.

Legacy Foundation has awarded nearly 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 visiting our website. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you make a difference in the community, apply for grants or scholarships, or learn about community needs.

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Yesterday was a day of conversation. Thousands of Lake County residents came together for On the Table to have a meal and dialogue about the future of the place...