Porter County Community Foundation

Porter County Community Foundation Since 1996, the Foundation has been helping people just like you do more for your favorite causes by creating and managing permanent endowment funds that make it possible for your generosity to last forever.

You want to be generous and you need a way to get the most out of what you have to give, regardless of the amount. Since 1996, the Porter County Community Foundation has been helping people just like you do more for your favorite causes by creating and managing permanent endowment funds that make it possible for your generosity to last forever. It's easy. Tell us what you love, discover your options, make a powerful gift that lasts.

You want to be generous and you need a way to get the most out of what you have to give, regardless of the amount. Since 1996, the Porter County Community Foundation has been helping people just like you do more for your favorite causes by creating and managing permanent endowment funds that make it possible for your generosity to last forever. It's easy. Tell us what you love, discover your options, make a powerful gift that lasts.

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We will never forget.
09/11/2021

We will never forget.

We will never forget.

Throwback Thursday to the Gift of Grain Chili Day in 2018! Each year in the fall at the Malden Grain Elevator, farmers a...
09/09/2021

Throwback Thursday to the Gift of Grain Chili Day in 2018!

Each year in the fall at the Malden Grain Elevator, farmers are treated to a homemade chili lunch and sweet treats (provided by some awesome community members). It's a day to celebrate the Gift of Grain Program!

Upon delivering grain to the elevator, farmers have the opportunity to designate a portion of the load to the Porter County Community Foundation. The Foundation then sells the grain and deposits the proceeds into the Agricultural Community Initiative Fund. Grants are then made from this fund, supporting agriculture educational programs in Porter County.

Learn more https://www.pccf.gives/giftofgrain

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

Throwback Thursday to the Gift of Grain Chili Day in 2018!

Each year in the fall at the Malden Grain Elevator, farmers are treated to a homemade chili lunch and sweet treats (provided by some awesome community members). It's a day to celebrate the Gift of Grain Program!

Upon delivering grain to the elevator, farmers have the opportunity to designate a portion of the load to the Porter County Community Foundation. The Foundation then sells the grain and deposits the proceeds into the Agricultural Community Initiative Fund. Grants are then made from this fund, supporting agriculture educational programs in Porter County.

Learn more https://www.pccf.gives/giftofgrain

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

The Foundation recently visited St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center to award a Community Fund grant! If you aren't famili...
09/07/2021

The Foundation recently visited St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center to award a Community Fund grant! If you aren't familiar with what this organization does, they provide a place for adults to go during the day, who are not able to stay at home by themselves. Established in 1997, this nonprofit has been serving individuals and helping families in our community for decades. #PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

The Foundation recently visited St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center to award a Community Fund grant! If you aren't familiar with what this organization does, they provide a place for adults to go during the day, who are not able to stay at home by themselves. Established in 1997, this nonprofit has been serving individuals and helping families in our community for decades. #PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

We see you. We appreciate you. We thank you...Happy Labor Day! The Foundation offices will be closed today.
09/06/2021

We see you. We appreciate you. We thank you...Happy Labor Day!

The Foundation offices will be closed today.

We see you. We appreciate you. We thank you...Happy Labor Day!

The Foundation offices will be closed today.

Throwback Thursday to 2018! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana - Portage Club received a Community Fund...
09/02/2021

Throwback Thursday to 2018! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana - Portage Club received a Community Fund grant for new safety equipment. We love supporting our youth through fantastic programs like this one!

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

Throwback Thursday to 2018! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana - Portage Club received a Community Fund grant for new safety equipment. We love supporting our youth through fantastic programs like this one!

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

At this year's Porter County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction, the Porter County Community Foundation was the winning bidder o...
08/31/2021

At this year's Porter County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction, the Porter County Community Foundation was the winning bidder on five hogs and one steer. The resulting benefit is that over 1,500 pounds of meat was donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for distribution to Porter County food pantries. Ultimately, 2,400 meals will be provided to those in need.

You can read more on our website: https://www.pccf.gives/foundationnews

#PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

At this year's Porter County Fair 4-H Livestock Auction, the Porter County Community Foundation was the winning bidder on five hogs and one steer. The resulting benefit is that over 1,500 pounds of meat was donated to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana for distribution to Porter County food pantries. Ultimately, 2,400 meals will be provided to those in need.

You can read more on our website: https://www.pccf.gives/foundationnews

#PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

08/26/2021

We love to see it! Community Fund grant dollars at work in our community :)

In 2017, Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana received a Community Fund grant to help provide new curriculum. The Commu...
08/26/2021

In 2017, Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana received a Community Fund grant to help provide new curriculum.

The Community Fund is a great way to give back to a variety of organizations in our community, based on the needs at that time. Please consider a gift today www.pccf.gives/communityfund.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

In 2017, Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana received a Community Fund grant to help provide new curriculum.

The Community Fund is a great way to give back to a variety of organizations in our community, based on the needs at that time. Please consider a gift today www.pccf.gives/communityfund.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday #PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

On this throwback Thursday, we are looking back at the Girls' Giving Fund kick-off celebration event in 2018! This givin...
08/19/2021

On this throwback Thursday, we are looking back at the Girls' Giving Fund kick-off celebration event in 2018! This giving circle's mission is to empower young women in Porter County to realize they all have the power to do good and make our community a better place.

The goal each year, is for young women to raise $100 or more (while encouraging their friends to do the same). The money raised will support the Girls' Giving Fund at the Foundation, which is to be given away annually in grants that support nonprofits in Porter County.

The Girls' Giving Fund is on a break as we try to do our part keeping everyone safe during the pandemic, but for more information on this giving circle you can check out our website www.pccf.gives/girlsgivingfund

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#pccf25years #journeywithgenerosity

On this throwback Thursday, we are looking back at the Girls' Giving Fund kick-off celebration event in 2018! This giving circle's mission is to empower young women in Porter County to realize they all have the power to do good and make our community a better place.

The goal each year, is for young women to raise $100 or more (while encouraging their friends to do the same). The money raised will support the Girls' Giving Fund at the Foundation, which is to be given away annually in grants that support nonprofits in Porter County.

The Girls' Giving Fund is on a break as we try to do our part keeping everyone safe during the pandemic, but for more information on this giving circle you can check out our website www.pccf.gives/girlsgivingfund

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#pccf25years #journeywithgenerosity

Family House's House's mission is to nurture children through healthy family interactions in a safe, home-like environme...
08/17/2021

Family House's House's mission is to nurture children through healthy family interactions in a safe, home-like environment.

We recently visited Chris and her team to deliver a Community Fund grant. This organization does such important work in our community! #PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

Family House's House's mission is to nurture children through healthy family interactions in a safe, home-like environment.

We recently visited Chris and her team to deliver a Community Fund grant. This organization does such important work in our community! #PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

08/17/2021
August 2021 Tuba Tuesday | Rotary Library Garden

Have you been to this new, inspiring space in our community? The Rotary Library Garden is a little oasis carved into Downtown Valpo. (Be sure to watch until the end for a few bloopers!)
Porter County Public Library System

In 2012, Parents as Teachers of Porter County received a community fund grant to help expand their Ready, Set, Kindergar...
08/12/2021

In 2012, Parents as Teachers of Porter County received a community fund grant to help expand their Ready, Set, Kindergarten program.

Since 1996, the Porter County Community Foundation has awarded over $34 million in grants and scholarships to organizations and students in our community. To learn more about how we can help you make a difference, forever, for your favorite causes visit our website www.pccf.gives.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #Journeywithgenerosity

In 2012, Parents as Teachers of Porter County received a community fund grant to help expand their Ready, Set, Kindergarten program.

Since 1996, the Porter County Community Foundation has awarded over $34 million in grants and scholarships to organizations and students in our community. To learn more about how we can help you make a difference, forever, for your favorite causes visit our website www.pccf.gives.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #Journeywithgenerosity

We are grateful for these donors and this beautiful piece of Porter County art that now resides at the Foundation!
08/09/2021
Jan Sullivan painting donated to Porter County Community Foundation

We are grateful for these donors and this beautiful piece of Porter County art that now resides at the Foundation!

Chesterton residents Sue and Andy Arnold bought Jan Sullivan's painting "Flowers of Mexico" from the Art Barn School of Art in order to donate it to the Porter County Community

A Community Fund grant was awarded to Intrepid Phoenix. This organization provides a wholistic fitness approach to recov...
08/09/2021

A Community Fund grant was awarded to Intrepid Phoenix. This organization provides a wholistic fitness approach to recovery for residents living in Porter County.
#PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

A Community Fund grant was awarded to Intrepid Phoenix. This organization provides a wholistic fitness approach to recovery for residents living in Porter County.
#PCCF25Years #JourneyWithGenerosity

Thanks to EVERYONE who attended Symphony Under the Stars last night! We had perfect weather with amazing music and delic...
08/05/2021

Thanks to EVERYONE who attended Symphony Under the Stars last night! We had perfect weather with amazing music and delicious food. It sure was great to be back! We hope you had as much fun as we did. :)

"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind". In 2018, the Foundation hosted a special movie-...
08/05/2021

"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind".

In 2018, the Foundation hosted a special movie-in-the-park night featuring "Wonder" with special guest speaker Dr. Goodman.

Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Valparaiso High School. After completing his undergrad in Iowa, he went on to medical school in Indianapolis. He is now a pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Like Auggie from the movie, Dr. Goodman was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome. After overcoming many similar challenges in his own life, Dr. Goodman learned a hard lesson…YOU CAN’T BLEND IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind".

In 2018, the Foundation hosted a special movie-in-the-park night featuring "Wonder" with special guest speaker Dr. Goodman.

Dr. Goodman is a graduate of Valparaiso High School. After completing his undergrad in Iowa, he went on to medical school in Indianapolis. He is now a pediatrician with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Like Auggie from the movie, Dr. Goodman was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome. After overcoming many similar challenges in his own life, Dr. Goodman learned a hard lesson…YOU CAN’T BLEND IN WHEN YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #JourneyWithGenerosity

Tonight is Symphony Under the Stars 2021! Please join us at 7:30 PM for this free concert featuring the Northwest Indian...
08/04/2021

Tonight is Symphony Under the Stars 2021! Please join us at 7:30 PM for this free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at the Northwest Health Amphitheater, Central Park Plaza, Valpo.

Please bring your own chairs & blankets (and feel free to come early to save a spot!).

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream along with Trailyard will be parked on Lafayette street, along with all of the other storefront downtown restaurants to choose from.

A big thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event possible: 1st Source Bank, Dr. Scott & Jennifer Buck, Mechanical Concepts, Inc., Jacki Stutzman, and Urschel Laboratories, Inc.

(This concert is part of the South Shore Arts Summer Music Festival Series. Festival Sponsor: John W. Anderson Foundation with support from Strack & Van Til and an anonymous donor)

Tonight is Symphony Under the Stars 2021! Please join us at 7:30 PM for this free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at the Northwest Health Amphitheater, Central Park Plaza, Valpo.

Please bring your own chairs & blankets (and feel free to come early to save a spot!).

Valpo Velvet Ice Cream along with Trailyard will be parked on Lafayette street, along with all of the other storefront downtown restaurants to choose from.

A big thank you to our sponsors who helped make this event possible: 1st Source Bank, Dr. Scott & Jennifer Buck, Mechanical Concepts, Inc., Jacki Stutzman, and Urschel Laboratories, Inc.

(This concert is part of the South Shore Arts Summer Music Festival Series. Festival Sponsor: John W. Anderson Foundation with support from Strack & Van Til and an anonymous donor)

Memorial Opera House recently was awarded a Community Fund grant from the Foundation. Community Fund grants are awarded ...
08/03/2021

Memorial Opera House recently was awarded a Community Fund grant from the Foundation.

Community Fund grants are awarded through an open grant process for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes. Learn more by visiting www.pccf.gives. #PCCF25years #JourneywithGenerosity

Memorial Opera House recently was awarded a Community Fund grant from the Foundation.

Community Fund grants are awarded through an open grant process for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes. Learn more by visiting www.pccf.gives. #PCCF25years #JourneywithGenerosity

Symphony Under the Stars 2021 is this Wednesday, August 4! For more info on this FREE concert and weather updates, pleas...
08/02/2021

Symphony Under the Stars 2021 is this Wednesday, August 4! For more info on this FREE concert and weather updates, please follow the event page: https://fb.me/e/3yPGpugT8.

Symphony Under the Stars 2021 is this Wednesday, August 4! For more info on this FREE concert and weather updates, please follow the event page: https://fb.me/e/3yPGpugT8.

On today's Throwback Thursday, we are going all the way back to 1998. Tess Krueger received one of the very first Lilly ...
07/29/2021

On today's Throwback Thursday, we are going all the way back to 1998. Tess Krueger received one of the very first Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships from the Foundation. Tess went on to medical school and graduated in 2006. Here's what she had to say when we caught up with her "I was excited and honored [to receive the Lilly Scholarship in 1998]. I knew there were a lot of good candidates. It helped me tremendously."

Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided scholarships that provide full tuition and fees to any college or university in the state of Indiana including $900 each year for books since 1998. For more info on scholarships, please visit our website https://www.pccf.gives/students.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #Journeywithgenerosity

On today's Throwback Thursday, we are going all the way back to 1998. Tess Krueger received one of the very first Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships from the Foundation. Tess went on to medical school and graduated in 2006. Here's what she had to say when we caught up with her "I was excited and honored [to receive the Lilly Scholarship in 1998]. I knew there were a lot of good candidates. It helped me tremendously."

Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided scholarships that provide full tuition and fees to any college or university in the state of Indiana including $900 each year for books since 1998. For more info on scholarships, please visit our website https://www.pccf.gives/students.

Throwback Thursday posts are brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Hodges and Davis, P.C., Indiana Beverage, Mason Investment Advisory Services, and UFS Corporation.⁠ ⁠
#PCCF25years #Journeywithgenerosity

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You want to be generous and you need a way to get the most out of what you have to give, regardless of the amount.

Since 1996, the Porter County Community Foundation has been helping people just like you do more for your favorite causes by creating and managing permanent endowment funds that make it possible for your generosity to last forever.

It's easy. Tell us what you love, discover your options, make a powerful gift that lasts.

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Love the Tuba Tuesdays! Thanks for bringing some sunshine and laughs to us each week during this challenging time. "Dancing Queen" was a riot, and I've shared it with a lot of friends. Way to go, Bill!
Thanks for helping us set up the Beth Herren Friends Fur Life Fund via PCCF. It's been such a hard time after the loss of our loved one, and setting up an endowment meant so much to us and your team (thank you Bonny) made it so easy.
THANK YOU!!!!! two small words to reflect gigantic gratitude to all who make giving a receivable award. WE live in a VERY philanthropic place...
Come to our FREE Brain Awareness Day event March 6 at Purdue Northwest Westville campus in LSF 144 11am-2pm. Supported by The Dana Foundation 🧠
Paul William Tougaw, 70, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. He was born June 22, 1947 in Princeton, Indiana the son of Paul C. and Violet M. (Kennedy) Tougaw. Paul was an Education Professor at Valparaiso University and a former Teacher and Superintendent of Red Hill School District 10 in southern Illinois. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Kappa Delta Phi, the St. Paul Men’s Club, and a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. On April 22, 1967 he married Ruby G. Rigg, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his children, Douglas (Cindy) Tougaw and Laura (Jon) Sanders of Valparaiso, 5 grandchildren, Leanne, Jenni, Alex, Isabel and Abby and a brother Edward (Ellen) Tougaw of Ringgold, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4to 7 PM, with a Wake Service at 4:00 PM, at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso and Monday, 10 AM until time of Funeral Mass at the church. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1855 W. Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, Rev. Joseph Pawlowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Francisville Catholic Cemetery in St. Francisville, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to, the VNA Hospice Center, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Bartholomew Funeral Home from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on October 29, 2017. ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Directly place your order here and save on wire service fees. Our system automatically takes
Join #ConnectedPaint, and be apart of painting a large 400 panel mural to raise money for Valparaiso's Saint Paul Catholic School during their #Oktoberfest, on September 29th. Follow the link below to get your tickets for the event and to paint.
Thank you for being a Day of Caring silver sponsor and helping make it a remarkable success! There were more than 1,000 volunteers and 85 community service projects for 42 nonprofits across Northwest Indiana.
Thank you for being a Day of Caring silver sponsor and helping make it a remarkable success! There were more than 1,000 volunteers and 85 community service projects for 42 nonprofits across Northwest Indiana.
Great concert tonight! Thanks PCCF.