Porter County Community Foundation Announces the 2024

VALPARAISO, IN — The Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship for Porter County: Arieanna Brown of Washington Township High School, Miles O’Shea of Valparaiso High School, and Olivia Pierce of Portage High School. Lilly Endowment Community Scholars are known for their community involvement, academic achievement, character […]

PCCF Receives $5 Million from Lilly Endowment for First Things First

The Porter County Community Porter County Community Foundation received its largest funding to date for First Things First Porter County (FTF)—a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to continue positively impacting the lives of Porter County children during their first 1,000 days.  FTF will focus on four impact areas in the county:  FTF will continue its […]

Seeds of Promise: Nourishing Porter County in a Creative, New Way

Through thoughtful and intentional philanthropy, the Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF) has been collaborating with donors and nonprofit organizations to create a brighter future for our community for over 28 years. Porter County is fortunate to have individuals fueled by generosity with an interest in investing in causes closest to them. There is no better […]

Porter County Community Foundation Awards Over $232,000 to Community Organizations

The Porter County Community Foundation approved $232,184 in grants to 33 local nonprofit organizations as part of its first of two grant cycles for 2024. Grant recipients include: PCCF aims to improve lives in Porter County by providing funds through an open grant-making process for youth programs, health and human services, animal welfare, arts and culture, education […]

AFP Lunch Workshop: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs

Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs: Feel Less Stress and Raise More Money Date: Wednesday, April 17Time: Noon-1:30 PMPresenter: Erin Slater, CEO & Founder of Intentional Coaching + ConsultingLocation: Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso No matter how successful we are, we all get into unconscious thought patterns that aren’t serving us in work or […]

Community Foundations Building a Foundation for Success

Article written by Christine Bryant, The Times of Northwest Indiana | March 24, 2024 Strength in numbers — that’s the aim of community foundations across the Region to amplify impact and foster positive change. It’s a strategy that can adapt as circumstances change, especially considering the needs of the community are continually shifting. Whether it’s […]

Suman Das: Businesswoman, Philanthropist, and Mentor

For nearly 40 years, Suman Das has been proud to call Valparaiso her home. It is here, in this small but mighty community, she gives unselfishly to improve and advance the lives of all. However, to fully know Suman, one must travel beyond Porter County, in fact way beyond, to the city best known for […]

Make a Difference and Save on Taxes with a Gift from Your IRA

Are you nearing retirement and looking for a way to make a lasting impact on your community while minimizing your tax burden? An IRA charitable rollover to PCCF might be the perfect solution for you! This strategic giving option allows you to support the nonprofits you care about while enjoying significant tax benefits. What is […]

Porter County Community Foundation Supports Porter County ‘for Generations to Come’

Article written by Curtis Hankins, GreatNews.Life | February 29, 2024 Every day, people across Porter County depend on dozens of nonprofit organizations. They keep people fed, sheltered, educated, employed, and much more. Budgets are often tight for these essential organizations, and they depend on the support of generous community members to continue providing and expanding […]

Grant to Support First Responders’ Mental Health Awarded to the MAAC Foundation

The Porter County Community Foundation (PCCF) has awarded an $11,000 grant to the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation to support their First Responders Mental Health Initiative. The funds will help integrate mental health resources into the existing MAAC Foundation offerings including bringing international speaker military/first responder health and wellness advocate, Travis Howze. Travis is […]

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