“These grants are made possible through individual contributions to Legacy Foundation’s Lake County Community Fund; so, they’re a reflection of the generous spirit of giving in our community,” said Legacy Foundation President Carolyn Saxton.
Grant recipients include Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, White’s Residential and Family Services, and more.
Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana said, “now that we have a new and transformed East Chicago Katherine House Club, we wanted to ensure programming more than matched the facility. Our ‘Making Music Legacies’ program, funded by Legacy Foundation, will allow youth to understand music making, music production, and sound mixing in their own Club’s digital music recording studio. We are very thankful for funding provided by Legacy Foundation to kick-start this program for East Chicago youth.”
With their grant funds, the Griffith Parks and Recreation Department will be constructing pickleball courts and roller hockey at Cheever Park in late summer/early fall of 2019. In 2016, Griffith was selected for the Neighborhood Spotlight program, another Legacy Foundation initiative, to execute a Quality of Life Plan. “One of the goals for the quality of life plan was to develop and execute the parks five-year master plan. Legacy has been an amazing partner in assisting Griffith to achieve the goals set by the Neighborhood Spotlight program,” said Parks Board President Tim Diamond.
“I am proud that our grants can build on the momentum of current projects and be a catalyst for positive change in communities all across Lake County,” said Saxton.
Read how "Legacy Grants Lift Up Lake County Service Organizations," in the recent NWI.Life article. Read the article at https://nwi.life/article/legacy-grants-lift-up-lake-county-service-organizations/
See how we're partnering with the City of Hammond. Read the article at https://nwi.life/article/city-of-hammond-receives-legacy-foundation-grant/
Transform Lake County grants are awarded through a competitive application process. Decisions on grant awards are determined by Legacy Foundation’s Grants Committee, which consists of community volunteers from Lake County. Organizations that are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or government entities and serve Lake County are eligible to apply.
The foundation accepts applications for Transform Lake County grants twice annually: from May 1 - June 1 and from October 1 - November 1. For more information about our grants, visit www.legacyfdn.org/grants.