The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $87,000 in
Community Fund grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations.
“We see our role as helping to make Porter County a better place for all,”
said Barb Young, President of the Foundation. “One way we do this is by
helping our nonprofit partners provide and expand services to benefit
thousands of residents each year.”
Recipients of the second round of 2013 Community Fund grants are: Dunes
Learning Center, Family Concern Counseling, First Contact, Gabriel's Horn,
Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Housing Opportunities, Independent Cat
Society, Memorial Opera House Foundation, Portage Resale Shop, Porter County
Parks and Recreation Department, Porter County PACT and Valparaiso Family
“Through our grant making, we support the critical work that is being done
throughout Porter County by all of our nonprofit organizations,” said Young.
“And this is made possible by the generosity of the many remarkable
individuals and businesses that choose to help make a difference in our
Last year, the Foundation was able to provide more than $1.8 million in
grants and scholarships.
To learn more or to make a donation to any of the Foundation’s charitable
funds, visit online at