Porter County Community Foundation

Porter County Community Foundation Strengthening our community through lasting generosity and leadership since 1996 Since then, the Foundation has continued to expand its reach and impact.
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In 1996, visionary donors across Porter County answered the Lilly Endowment’s challenge grant with $1 million in contributions, establishing the Foundation. Today, the Foundation holds over $30 million in assets, has more than 4,200 donors and distributes over $1.8 million a year in grants to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to local students.

09/15/2023

Community support like from the Porter County Community Foundation make important projects possible. The Food Bank is grateful to have received funding of $10,000 specifically for feminine hygiene products to be given to households through our partner agencies in Porter County. We are part of the National Diaper Banking Network and have access to purchasing in bulk and continue to look for area supporters to broaden the reach of this project.

Women and girls in our community should have what the need to care for themselves.

We look forward to seeing you tonight for Symphony Under the Stars featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.  ...
08/02/2023

We look forward to seeing you tonight for Symphony Under the Stars featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. The free concert is being held in downtown Valparaiso at Central Park Plaza and starts at 7:30 p.m. Please bring a blanket or chair.

07/31/2023

Join us for our annual Symphony Under the Stars event featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, August 2nd at 7:30 pm (CDT) for a FREE concert in downtown Valparaiso at Central Park Plaza. Guests will enjoy a variety of music during this family-friendly event. Please bring a chair or blanket. 🎼🎻🎺

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Our very own President & CEO, Bill Higbie, has earned his Charitable Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation! Read mor...
12/14/2022

Our very own President & CEO, Bill Higbie, has earned his Charitable Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation! Read more about this program in our recent article. https://www.pccf.gives/pccfnews/2022/12/7/foundation-president-earns-cap-designation

Bill Higbie, President & CEO of the Porter County Community Foundation, recently earned the Charitable Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation from the American College of Financial Services.

The Porter County Community Foundation gathers generosity from our community, grows those donations through investment a...
12/13/2022

The Porter County Community Foundation gathers generosity from our community, grows those donations through investment and gives grants to organizations all for the good of Porter County.

Our grants are awarded through an open grant process for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes.

Here we are visiting with Parents As Teachers in Portage to award their Community Fund grant!

Investments in prenatal-to-three are crucial for economic prosperity. A new blog post from National Association of Count...
12/09/2022

Investments in prenatal-to-three are crucial for economic prosperity. A new blog post from National Association of Counties explores strategies counties are using to engage the business community in child care efforts.

Our very own First Things First Porter County and the Strosacker Early Learning Fellowship were highlighted in this article! Check it out here: https://countiesforkids.org/all-content/local-business-child-care

Three strategies for engaging local businesses to support and invest in child care

In 2022, the Foundation was pleased to providefunding to 45 nonprofit organizations through our Community Fund. Check ou...
12/08/2022

In 2022, the Foundation was pleased to provide
funding to 45 nonprofit organizations through our Community Fund. Check out the full list of recipients on our website www.pccf.gives/grantsinaction.

Talk. Read. Sing. It may come as a shock to learn that most of the language learning happens within the first five years...
12/07/2022

Talk. Read. Sing.

It may come as a shock to learn that most of the language learning happens within the first five years of a child’s life. And within these five years, the early years are the most important of all. What may be even more shocking is that this language learning starts before an infant is born...

Read the rest of this blog post by Holly Percifield, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC (Speech Language Pathologist, Northwest Health-Porter) and learn more about the importance of talking, reading, and singing with your baby before they are even born. https://www.firstthingspc.org/blog/talkreadsing

4th Street Theater - Chesterton, IN was awarded a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. This grant came fro...
12/06/2022

4th Street Theater - Chesterton, IN was awarded a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation. This grant came from our Community fund - which helps various organizations based on need at that time.

If you would like to make a difference in our community but aren't sure where to give, the Community Fund is a great place to start! Learn more https://www.pccf.gives/communityfund

This is your last chance to join the Men's Fund of Porter County! Visit www.pccf.gives/givetomensfund to donate. After N...
11/30/2022

This is your last chance to join the Men's Fund of Porter County! Visit www.pccf.gives/givetomensfund to donate.

After November 30th you will receive an email with videos about the three finalists. Vote on which one you would like to fund. We will notify you of the grant delivery date, so if you'd like to join us, you can!

Thanks for making a difference in Porter County!

Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts - no matter how big or small. Join the global generosi...
11/29/2022

Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts - no matter how big or small.

Join the global generosity movement. You can make a gift to a cause close to your heart through the Porter County Community Foundation www.pccf.gives/givenow.

Housing Opportunities received a Community Fund grant from the Foundation supporting their efforts to resolve and preven...
11/28/2022

Housing Opportunities received a Community Fund grant from the Foundation supporting their efforts to resolve and prevent homelessness in our community.

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. Happy Thanksgiving, friends! We are thankful for this community we live in and...
11/24/2022

Thankfulness is the quickest path to joy. Happy Thanksgiving, friends! We are thankful for this community we live in and for people like you, who make a difference.

Last year, Men's Fund members voted for Dunes Learning Center to receive the $5,000 grant from the Men's Fund. The Dunes...
11/22/2022

Last year, Men's Fund members voted for Dunes Learning Center to receive the $5,000 grant from the Men's Fund. The Dunes Learning Center used the funds for scholarships to help students attend various programs and camps! Here is what one of those teachers had to say about their experience.

You can make a difference. Join the Men's Fund today! https://www.pccf.gives/mensfund

The arts bring enjoyment, provide an outlet to express ourselves, and build bridges between cultures. The Foundation is ...
11/21/2022

The arts bring enjoyment, provide an outlet to express ourselves, and build bridges between cultures. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting the arts as a part of our annual grant process.

Recently the Memorial Opera House received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation supporting their efforts to continuing bringing joy through the arts to our community members.

Happy Community Foundation Week! You can see some of the work your donations help support in these recent grant photos. ...
11/18/2022

Happy Community Foundation Week! You can see some of the work your donations help support in these recent grant photos.




This week is Community Foundation Week! We know that we can only succeed because people like you care about improving yo...
11/17/2022

This week is Community Foundation Week! We know that we can only succeed because people like you care about improving your community, both now and into the future. We are so grateful to everyone who has contributed to our success, and we look forward to growing our work together! Meet our 2021 donors https://www.pccf.gives/ourdonors

What is NO Event NOvember?It's the kick-off to the holiday season - the time of year packed with events and gatherings. ...
11/16/2022

What is NO Event NOvember?

It's the kick-off to the holiday season - the time of year packed with events and gatherings. It's the season filled with gratitude, and it's when philanthropy takes center stage.

NO Event NOvember is the month when men all over Porter County join together in giving to the Men's Fund without having to get dressed up and go to an event! A contribution of at least $100 during the month of November allows you to be a part of a generous group of men who will vote to decide which one of three randomly selected nonprofits will receive a $5,000 gift from the Men's Fund.

Join today at https://www.pccf.gives/mensfund!

Today is  ! We believe our communities are stronger when Hoosiers give of their time through volunteer work or make fina...
11/15/2022

Today is ! We believe our communities are stronger when Hoosiers give of their time through volunteer work or make financial contributions to help our fellow neighbors.

Did you know that in 2021 Americans gave $484.85 billion to charity?! That is a 4% increase over 2020!

Looking to make a difference this year? Consider a donation to the Porter County Community Foundation and support your favorite causes with a gift that will last forever. www.pccf.gives

Indiana has one of the highest concentrations of community foundations, with over 94 community foundations, affiliates, ...
11/14/2022

Indiana has one of the highest concentrations of community foundations, with over 94 community foundations, affiliates, and area funds in Indiana, serving all 92 counties.

In 2020, these foundations invested more than $194 million back into local communities.

Learn more about your Porter County Community Foundation at www.pccf.gives.

The Kouts Fire Department purchased new equipment with a recent Community Fund grant from the Foundation. The "Jaws of L...
11/14/2022

The Kouts Fire Department purchased new equipment with a recent Community Fund grant from the Foundation. The "Jaws of Life" help in all kinds of rescue situations. A big thanks to the KFD for keeping our community safe!

Let's make kindness a habit. Happy World Kindness Day!
11/13/2022

Let's make kindness a habit. Happy World Kindness Day!

Happy Community Foundation Week! We’re celebrating the impact of our foundation and hundreds of others across the countr...
11/12/2022

Happy Community Foundation Week! We’re celebrating the impact of our foundation and hundreds of others across the country that are empowering positive social change in neighborhoods, counties, and states. Learn more about your Porter County Community Foundation at www.pccf.gives.

Thank you for your service, veterans!
11/11/2022

Thank you for your service, veterans!

The East Porter County Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) is on its way to the 95th National FFA Convention & Ex...
11/10/2022

The East Porter County Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) is on its way to the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo this year, thanks in part to a grant from the Gift of Grain program of the Porter County Community Foundation.

You can read the full article on our website: https://www.pccf.gives/pccfnews/2022/giftofgrainffa

The Art Barn School of Art  is a place of inspiration! They enrich lives through educational programs, exhibitions and e...
11/09/2022

The Art Barn School of Art is a place of inspiration! They enrich lives through educational programs, exhibitions and events throughout the year. The Art Barn recently received a grant from PCCF to purchase a new tractor!

You are most welcome, Hilltop Neighborhood House! Thanks for all YOU do to serve our community.
11/08/2022

You are most welcome, Hilltop Neighborhood House! Thanks for all YOU do to serve our community.

Did you know the Porter County Community Foundation has a Nonprofit Conference Center attached to our offices? The space...
11/07/2022

Did you know the Porter County Community Foundation has a Nonprofit Conference Center attached to our offices? The space is available for any nonprofit in Porter County to reserve, free of charge!

The calendar for next year is open! You can now start reserving space for 2023. Visit www.pccf.gives/reservearoom for more info.

11/04/2022

The Porter County Community Foundation disburses over $3 million in grants each year to help strengthen the work of nonprofit organizations serving our community.
Here is one of those grants.

With your help, we can continue making a difference https://www.pccf.gives/communityfund.

Meet the two youngest donors to the Gift of Grain program! This is Bryce and Colton Birky. They helped their grandparent...
11/03/2022

Meet the two youngest donors to the Gift of Grain program! This is Bryce and Colton Birky. They helped their grandparents, Morgan Township farmers Ron and Cheri Birky, during harvest. The boys then "drove" a wagon load of corn to Co-Alliance for donation to the Foundation.

Farmers can donate grain anytime throughout the year; the gifts are combined in the endowment fund, collectively impacting the community in a greater way. Learn more at https://www.pccf.gives/giftofgrain.

11/01/2022

It's NOvember 1st and you know what that means...it's NO Event NOvemeber! Guys, let's do this thing. Join the Men's Fund anytime now through the end of November and make a difference! www.pccf.gives/mensfund

The Arts are an integral part of our community's livability and quality of place. Grants from the Foundation's Community...
10/31/2022

The Arts are an integral part of our community's livability and quality of place. Grants from the Foundation's Community Fund support local theaters, music performances, art classes and more. One of our most recent grants was to Chicago Street Theatre (which was set up for a performance of "Misery" when we arrived).

New Scribbles blog post is live! Check out "The Critical First Five Years of Life" (written by Stacey Schmidt, PhD | Sup...
10/26/2022

New Scribbles blog post is live! Check out "The Critical First Five Years of Life" (written by Stacey Schmidt, PhD | Superintendent, Porter Township School Corporation) and learn more about the importance of high-quality, early learning programs. https://www.firstthingspc.org/blog/criticalfirst5years

The Foundation team recently visited with MAKS - Make A Kid Smile - to deliver a grant. This organization is dedicated t...
10/25/2022

The Foundation team recently visited with MAKS - Make A Kid Smile - to deliver a grant. This organization is dedicated to helping local foster children by providing basic care and comfort items while they are displaced from their home.

Are you wanting to support the Gift of Grain program but thinking to yourself, "Hmmm, if only I had grain to donate..."W...
10/24/2022

Are you wanting to support the Gift of Grain program but thinking to yourself, "Hmmm, if only I had grain to donate..."
Well, we've got you covered! You can make a monetary donation to the Gift of Grain program online! It's easy. Just visit www.pccf.gives/givetogiftofgrain. Your donation will support Ag Education in our community.

And last but certainly not least in our "Meet the Board Members" series, say hello to Desila Rosetti - President of Orga...
10/19/2022

And last but certainly not least in our "Meet the Board Members" series, say hello to Desila Rosetti - President of Organizational Development Solutions.

We want to thank ALL of our Board members for their commitment to GIVING where they live and LOVING where they live to help make Porter County the best place for all. We couldn't do what we do without them!

Next up in our "Meet the Board Member" series we have Amy Parker! Amy works at BNutty Peanut Butter. Thanks for all you ...
10/13/2022

Next up in our "Meet the Board Member" series we have Amy Parker! Amy works at BNutty Peanut Butter. Thanks for all you do in our community!

Today is National Farmer's Day! We want to thank the farming families in our community, both past and present, for their...
10/12/2022

Today is National Farmer's Day! We want to thank the farming families in our community, both past and present, for their hard work to put food on our tables today & every day.

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1401 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
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Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
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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.

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