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.
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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.

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.

Mission: To inspire enduring generosity and kindness in our community.

Operating as usual

We love our community! This Throwback Thursday is headed back to the year 2013 on the Foundation's Give Day! People from...
01/14/2021

We love our community! This Throwback Thursday is headed back to the year 2013 on the Foundation's Give Day!

People from all over the County donated, raising over $282,000 for the kids! The funds supported organizations that serve children across our community. Some friends from Hilltop Neighborhood House joined in the fun that day to thank the community members who gave to this special cause.

This Throwback Thursday post is brought to you by our 25th Anniversary Partners: Indiana Beverage, Hodges and Davis, P.C., and UFS Corporation. #PCCF25years #journeywithgenerosity

01/12/2021
PCCF Celebrates 25 years!

The Foundation is celebrating 25 years! Throughout 2021, we’ll share some of our favorite memories of how your generosity has made a difference in Porter County – so far! We hope you will come along as we take a “Journey With Generosity.”

01/11/2021
Hilltop Neighborhood House

The Foundation awarded a grant to Hilltop Neighborhood House for these awesome Gaggle Buggie strollers. Looks like the kiddos are enjoying them already and having lots of fun. :)

If you can’t take the kids to the amusement park, then you bring the amusement park to the kids...

Thanks to a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation, we received our new Gaggle Buggies today. We couldn’t wait to test them out, even if it was with our imaginations. It was a roller coster ride... enjoy with us!

Welcome to 2021! This year the Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and we will be posting a Throwback Thursda...
01/07/2021

Welcome to 2021! This year the Foundation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and we will be posting a Throwback Thursday photo each week highlighting a fun memory from the Foundation's past 25 years. We are excited to take you along on this Journey With Generosity!

To start things off today we are going way back to 2003 with this Community Fund Grant that was awarded to the Duneland Family YMCA which purchased some fun equipment for their preschool program.

A part of what the Foundation does is GIVE generosity away, by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations in our community. Learn more about what the Foundation does www.pccf.gives.

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo
01/04/2021

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo

Porter County Community Foundation
01/04/2021

Porter County Community Foundation

Happy New Year Friends! Wishing you a happy & healthy 2021.
01/01/2021

Happy New Year Friends! Wishing you a happy & healthy 2021.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our foundation friends! Wishing you lots of love, joy & happiness this season...
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our foundation friends! Wishing you lots of love, joy & happiness this season.

In the fall of 2018, Lilly Endowment launched its seventh Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. Known for...
12/22/2020

In the fall of 2018, Lilly Endowment launched its seventh Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. Known for a long tradition of promoting community development by incentivizing contributions to endowment funds through matching grant challenges, the Endowment is especially fond of helping community foundations grow their unrestricted community funds.

During the GIFT VII matching period, PCCF was eligible to earn $1.5 million from Lilly if we could raise that much from our community. We are delighted to report that, because of the overwhelming generosity of the people of
Porter County, that challenge was met a full six months ahead of the December 31, 2020 deadline... Continue reading this article in the Foundation's Winter 2020 Newsletter https://www.pccf.gives/reports.

Think back to January when 2020 started like any other turn of the calendar. Who could have imagined the challenges lurk...
12/17/2020

Think back to January when 2020 started like any other turn of the calendar. Who could have imagined the challenges lurking in wait? By March, our conversations routinely included words like pandemic, COVID, mask, social distance, sanitizer, test, Zoom, shut down, quarantine, work remotely, shelter-in-place, and e-learning. It quickly became apparent that communities across the country would face disruption on an imposing scale.

Here in Porter County, your Community Foundation and United Way of Porter County joined forces to establish the We Are Porter County Emergency Response Fund to provide our residents with an efficient way to support the needs that were becoming apparent and urgent. Hundreds of caring folks quickly and generously responded to the tune of $468,511.

To date, $280,705 has been granted to organizations experiencing an increased need for their services and to help them acquire PPE and cleaning and disinfecting supplies to keep themselves and their clients safe. At the time of this writing, the virus is surging again. We stand ready to deploy additional funds to bolster our ability to care for our friends and neighbors. Your generosity makes this possible.

Contributions can still be made to the fund, please visit www.pccf.gives/weareporter. Thank you all!

12/15/2020
Tuba Tuesday | We Need A Little Christmas

This year especially, "We Need A Little (extra) Christmas" and what better way to spread Christmas cheer than... playing the tuba and piano loud for all to hear!

Be sure to watch the December Tuba Tuesday video to learn some fun, festive facts about our board members.

We do hope all of our friends have a safe and Happy Holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at the Foundation!

What makes it possible for PCCF to grant nearly $2 million each year to support the good work all over Porter County? Yo...
12/15/2020

What makes it possible for PCCF to grant nearly $2 million each year to support the good work all over Porter County? Your generosity does! The endowment funds held here are invested to grow so grants can be given from them. Gather-Grow-Give-For Good!

There has never been a better time than now to honor or remember someone special in your life with a gift that will last forever – a contribution to an endowment fund. The Foundation has hundreds of endowment funds so you’re sure to find one that supports a cause that is close to you or the person you wish to honor. Or, you can donate to the Community Fund and add to the flexible resources available to help the community-at-large.

Give via our secure website www.pccf.gives. We’ll send a personalized card informing the honoree, or the family in the case of a memorial, of your gift.

If you would like to explore the possibility of establishing your own endowment fund to support your favorite charitable cause, call us. Tell us what you love, discover your options, make a powerful gift that lasts.

Next year, the Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary! Throughout 2021, we’ll share some of our favorite memorie...
12/10/2020

Next year, the Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary! Throughout 2021, we’ll share some of our favorite memories of how your generosity has made a difference in Porter County – so far! We hope you will come along as we take a “Journey With Generosity.” #PCCF25years

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo
12/02/2020

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY! GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations...
12/01/2020

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY! GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. So today we ask you to give. No matter the amount. No matter where to. Give back and help others.

If you are looking for a place to give that will make a difference right here in Porter County, consider a gift to the Porter County Community Foundation. You can give to a specific cause, or you can give to the Community Fund which supports various organizations all around our community based on the needs at that time. Visit www.pccf.gives today!

LAST CHANCE to join the Men’s Fund of Porter County. It honestly doesn’t get any easier than this. No event. No chicken ...
11/30/2020

LAST CHANCE to join the Men’s Fund of Porter County. It honestly doesn’t get any easier than this. No event. No chicken dinner. No face mask required. No zoom call to join. Guys, you can make a difference and give back to our community (without leaving the comfort of your couch)!

With a minimum donation of $100, you get to vote on which 1 of the 3 randomly selected nonprofits will receive a $5,000 Christmas present. The remaining amount will be endowed in the Men's Fund to continue helping future generations - forever.

Join now and make a difference: www.pccf.gives/mensfund

"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more." – Oprah WinfreyWe know things might look different this year...
11/26/2020

"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more." – Oprah Winfrey

We know things might look different this year, but there is a lot to be thankful for and we sure are thankful for all of you. Wishing all of our friends a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday!

The Men’s Fund of Porter County is a giving circle at the Foundation. Wondering what that means exactly?A giving circle ...
11/24/2020

The Men’s Fund of Porter County is a giving circle at the Foundation. Wondering what that means exactly?

A giving circle offers an opportunity for donors to collectively share the joy of giving. When these gifts are compiled together, they make an even greater impact in our community. ⁠
With a minimum donation of $100, guys can join the Men’s Fund giving circle at the member level. Members get to vote on which 1 of the 3 randomly selected nonprofits will receive a $5,000 Christmas present. The remaining amount will be endowed in the Men's Fund to continue helping future generations - forever.

Become a member of the Men’s Fund today: www.pccf.gives/mensfund

The 2020 NO Event November is still the same event you know and love with NO chicken dinner, NO tie, NO cash bar, NO sma...
11/18/2020

The 2020 NO Event November is still the same event you know and love with NO chicken dinner, NO tie, NO cash bar, NO small talk, NO missing football. But this year, we’d like to add… there is NO face mask required, NO zoom call to join, NO hand sanitizer to carry around.

You can join the Men's Fund right from the comfort of where you are reading this post. Seriously. Give now - it’s that simple.

Give $100+, grant away a $5,000 Christmas gift to an organization in need. It can’t get easier than this.

Visit www.pccf.gives/mensfund

Thanks to our donors for enabling the Porter County Community Foundation to positively impact our community! #CommunityF...
11/16/2020

Thanks to our donors for enabling the Porter County Community Foundation to positively impact our community! #CommunityFNDWeek celebrates our work, but we couldn’t do it without you! Learn more about the Foundation by visiting www.pccf.gives.

"Kindness is LOVE made visible." - H. SwanepoelHappy World Kindness Day, friends! We invite you to join us in celebratin...
11/13/2020

"Kindness is LOVE made visible." - H. Swanepoel

Happy World Kindness Day, friends! We invite you to join us in celebrating & participating in random acts of kindness today and every day. For some fun ideas, visit the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation's webpage. https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-ideas

Happy Community Foundation Week! We know that we can only succeed because people like you care about improving your comm...
11/12/2020

Happy 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!

Today we honor all of the men & women who have served and are currently serving our country. Thank you, and your familie...
11/11/2020

Today we honor all of the men & women who have served and are currently serving our country. Thank you, and your families, for your selfless service to our nation.

A big thanks to the 2020 Corporate Partners who sponsored the Men's Fund this year. We could not do what we do without y...
11/10/2020

A big thanks to the 2020 Corporate Partners who sponsored the Men's Fund this year. We could not do what we do without your support!

The Men’s Fund awarded its first-ever $5,000 grant to Opportunity Enterprises in 2018 – an organization that works to ma...
11/05/2020

The Men’s Fund awarded its first-ever $5,000 grant to Opportunity Enterprises in 2018 – an organization that works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. In 2019, the grant went to Family House – an organization that provides a safe home-like environment where non-custodial parents can spend time with their children under supervision.

What organization will receive the $5,000 grant this year?! Join the Men’s Fund today to be a part of the voting process. More than ever before, nonprofits in Porter County need our help – and you can be a part of it. YOU can make a difference.

Join today! www.pccf.gives/mensfund

#WisdomWednesday words.
11/04/2020

#WisdomWednesday words.

11/03/2020
Tuba Tuesday November 2020 | How Much is that Doggie in the Window

Watch this month's Tuba Tuesday video to find out more about Lakeshore PAWS, meet some cute pups from their shelter, and see Bill playing his Tuba of course!

Wondering what a Community Fund grant is? When you give to the Community Fund, your money is pooled with the gifts of people from all over our county. Grants are awarded from this fund based on the community's needs at that time. Help make a difference in your community today, make a gift to the Community Fund. www.pccf.gives/communityfund

We hope all of our Foundation friends have a happy & safe Halloween!
10/31/2020

We hope all of our Foundation friends have a happy & safe Halloween!

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo
10/29/2020

Porter County Community Foundation's cover photo

10/29/2020
Get a jump start on NO Event NOvember 2020!

Guys, it's that time of year again! Get a jump start on NO event November. 100 Men - $100 to help support the Men’s Fund of Porter County.

Give now through the end of November. You can make a difference on your own time! With a minimum donation of $100, you get to vote on which one of the 3 randomly selected nonprofits will receive a $5,000 Christmas present. The remaining amount will be endowed in the Men's Fund to continue helping future generations - forever.

It's easy, here's what you do…
• Donate online at www.pccf.gives/mensfund (from the kitchen table).
• Receive an email after November 30 with a link to Vote on the nonprofit you’d like to fund (from your couch).
• Feel great about doing something to help others!

Join now: www.pccf.gives/mensfund

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. #WisdomWednesday
10/28/2020

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. #WisdomWednesday

It's #WisdomWednesday!
10/21/2020

It's #WisdomWednesday!

#WisdomWednesday
10/14/2020

#WisdomWednesday

To our Porter County farmers that work in acres, not in hours, we thank you! Happy National Farmer's Day friends!Photo C...
10/12/2020

To our Porter County farmers that work in acres, not in hours, we thank you! Happy National Farmer's Day friends!

Photo Credit: Susan Kelly-Johnson

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1401 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
46383

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 12:30

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(219) 465-0294

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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.