Porter County Community Foundation Strengthens Work of Local Nonprofits

Lakeshore-Paws-grantThe Porter County Community Foundation recently announced the recipients of its first round of 2015 Community Fund grants. The Foundation awarded more than $71,000 in grants to 10 local nonprofit organizations to help fund programs, supplies and equipment.

“We see the difference we are making in people’s lives each and every day,” said Barb Young, Foundation President. “Through our grant making, we are able to help our nonprofit partners provide and expand services to benefit thousands of residents in Porter County each year.”

The first round of 2015 grant recipients are Challenger Learning Center of NW Indiana, Dunebrook, Family House, First Contact, Housing Opportunities, Porter County Parks & Recreation, Purdue University North Central, Rebuilding Together – Hebron, Rebuilding Together – Portage, and Rebuilding Together – Valparaiso.

In addition to the Community Fund grants, more than $12,000 in grants from the Porter Health & Wellness Fund were awarded to Mental Health America of Porter County and Valparaiso Family YMCA.

Annually, the Foundation distributes nearly $2 million in scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations. The Foundation inspires giving and engages the community to improve lives in Porter County now and forever. To make a donation or to learn more, contact the Foundation at (219) 465-0294 or visit online at portercountyfoundation.org.