Porter County Community Foundation

At the Porter County Community Foundation

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Causes to Support

With a charitable gift made through the Foundation, you have a lasting impact on the causes you care about. You may choose to contribute to an existing fund or create one of your own – in your name or in the name of your family, organization or someone you wish to honor. The following list shows the funds already created. The Foundation also invites you to add your own fund to this list of options.

Animal Funds

  • Earl and Marjolet Duffin Field of Interest Endowment Fund
  • Porter County Animal Shelter Fund

Arts and Culture Funds

  • Arts & Culture Pass Through Fund
  • Allison Carter Art Award Fund
  • Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University Fund
  • Luella Cline DeWulf Fund for the Chesterton Art Center
  • Greg Kolakowski Endowment Fund for the Arts
  • Memorial Opera House Fund
  • Portage Township Live Entertainment Fund
  • South Shore Arts Fund
  • Sparking the Arts Fund
  • Support Cast and Crew of the Community Theatre Guild Fund
  • Valparaiso Arts Advisory Commission Fund

Community Funds

  • 1st Source Bank Community Fund
  • Walter and Dorothy Ailes Fund for the Porter County Community Fund
  • Angel Fund
  • Al and Jan Barsophy Fund for the Porter County Community Foundation
  • Centier Bank Community Fund
  • Porter County Century Fund
  • Carol Brabec Edwards Memorial Fund for the Women's Fund of Porter County
  • First National Bank of Valparaiso Community Fund
  • Historical Society of Ogden Dunes Fund
  • Historical Society of Porter County Fund
  • Kappa Kappa Kappa, Iota Chapter Fund
  • Morgan Township Summer League Fund
  • Ogden Dunes Community Fund
  • Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Festival Fund
  • @pcgivingproject Fund
  • Porter County Commissioners Ball Fund
  • Porter County Community Fund
  • Porter County Community Foundation Operating Endowment Fund
  • Porter County Historical Site Preservation Fund
  • Porter County Housing Assistance Fund
  • Portage Mayors Ball Fund
  • Project Neighbors Fund
  • Project Neighbors Documentary Fund
  • Leslie and Donna Robinson Fund
  • William S. and Barbara L. Tanke Community Fund
  • Valparaiso Diversity Network Association Fund
  • Valparaiso Mayors Ball
  • Valparaiso Tree Fund
  • Women's Fund of Porter County

Donor Advised Funds

  • 2911 Pass Through Fund
  • Allen Family Fund
  • David Allen Family Fund
  • Michael Scott Allen Family Fund
  • Samuel Allen Family Fund
  • John and Mary Ann Bauer Donor Advised Fund
  • Carol Ann Bowman Pass Through Fund
  • ET Brady Donor Advised Fund
  • Bush Family Fund
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Donor Advised Fund
  • Greg and Carol Costakis Family Fund
  • Patricia S. Crise Fund
  • Design Organization Endowment Fund
  • Design Organization Community Giving Fund
  • Laura and Todd Elliott Family Fund
  • Greg and Elizabeth Farrall Fund
  • John L. and Cynthia L. Felton Donor Advised Fund
  • First National Bank of Valparaiso Fund
  • Richard and Karen Fleming Donor Advised Fund
  • Harold J. and Margaret (Sis) L. Heinold Foundation Fund
  • Bill and Karen Higbie Family Fund
  • Earle and Katherine Hites Fund
  • Home Mountain Printing/Larry and Jerilyn Klemz Fund
  • Indiana Aviation Museum Fund
  • Kennedy Buick Mazda Fund
  • Lakeside Wealth Management Donor Advised Fund
  • John L. Largura Family Fund
  • Mark T. and Christine R. Maassel Family Fund
  • Zaedin N. Lancer Skolak Magee Humanitarian Foundation Fund
  • Wesley W. and Joanne M. Maiers Donor Advised Fund
  • John and Sharon Mang Donor Advised Fund
  • Stewart and Kathryn McMillan Donor Advised Fund
  • Meyerowitz Memorial Foundation for the Needy of Porter County Fund
  • Ralph and Melissa Neff Family Fund
  • Northwest Indiana Center for Clinical Research Fund
  • Rich Parks Memorial Fund
  • Plesac Family Scholarship Fund
  • Robert A. Read and Stephanie A. Read Family Fund
  • Timothy and Shelly Rice Fund
  • Allison Schuette Donor Advised Fund
  • Snyder Family Fund
  • Tom Sourlis and Susan Eleuterio Donor Advised Fund
  • John and Marolyn Steffen Fund
  • Struble Family Donor Advised Fund
  • Stuart and Megan Summers Family Fund
  • William H. Wagner Donor Advised Fund
  • Donna Draper Welter and William J. Welter Donor Advised Fund
  • Helen Willing Donor Advised Fund
  • Barbara A. Young Fund
  • Young Family Fund

Education Funds

  • American Association of University Women Foundation--Valparaiso Branch
  • Quentin A. and Joanne R. Blachly Tuition Assistance Scholarship Fund
  • Butler University Fund
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for St. Paul Roman Catholic School
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Valparaiso University School of Business
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Valparaiso University School of Nursing
  • The Discovery Alliance Fund
  • Duneland Education Foundation, Inc. Fund
  • Don Quijote Spanish Education Fund
  • Judy Dorris Memorial Fund
  • Harold Heinold Endowment for Entrepreneurs Fund
  • Wilbur Hutchins Fund for the School of Business at Valparaiso University
  • Immanuel Lutheran School Fund
  • Ivy Tech of Valparaiso Fund
  • Kankakee Valley Job Training Program Fund
  • Literacy Fund for Porter County
  • Dave and Marion Milligan Fund for the Valpo Schools Foundation
  • Paula Mosser Scholarship Fund
  • Parents as Teachers of Porter County Fund
  • Suzi Peterson Honorable Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Porter County Public Library Fund
  • Porter Township School Corporation Fund
  • George & Katherine Rose Family Music Fund
  • The College of Arts and Sciences of Valparaiso University Fund
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Program of Valparaiso University Fund
  • The College of Business of Valparaiso University Fund
  • Chapel of Resurrection of Valparaiso University Fund
  • Christ College of Valparaiso University Fund
  • The College of Engineering of Valparaiso University Fund
  • The School of Law of Valparaiso University Fund
  • The College of Nursing of Valparaiso University Fund
  • Valpo Fund of Valparaiso University
  • Gary Webster Young Musicians Fund
  • Donna Draper Welter and William J. Welter Fund for Valparaiso University Law School Clinic

Environmental and Parks Funds

  • Chesterton Parks Endowment Fund
  • GRANTS Inc. Fund for the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center
  • Founders Club Fund
  • Shirley Heinze Environmental Land Trust Fund
  • Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center Tuition Assistance Fund
  • Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center Fund
  • Kouts Park Department Fund
  • John and Myrna Newgent Stewardship Program Fund
  • Charles and Hazel Olmsted Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Portage Parks and Recreation Foundation Fund
  • Porter County Parks Foundation Fund
  • Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board Fund
  • Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Fund
  • Rodenbarger Family Fund for the Valparaiso Parks Foundation
  • Save the Dunes Conservation Endowment Fund
  • Sunset Hill Farm Hands Fund
  • Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Endowment Fund
  • Valplayso Fund
  • Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Foundation Fund
  • Window to the Wetlands Fund
  • Woodland Savanna Land Conservancy Endowment Fund

Health Funds

  • Rosemary Hollingshead Aldrich/Rankin Roberts IV Memorial Fund
  • Bob Austin Porter Health & Wellness Fund
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for HealthLinc
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Visiting Nurse Association Foundation
  • Frontline Foundations Fund
  • HealthLinc Fund
  • Dennis E. and Lillie J. Lauer Fund for HealthLinc
  • Mental Health America in Porter County Fund
  • Dave and Marion Milligan Fund for the Visiting Nurse Association
  • Mukund Phadke One More Heartbeat Foundation Fund
  • Porter Diabetes Education Fund
  • Porter Health & Wellness Fund
  • Porter-Starke Services Foundation Fund
  • Dagna Simpson Hospice Fund
  • Visiting Nurse Association Foundation Fund
  • VNA Hospice Fund
  • VNA Phoenix Center Fund

Human Services Funds

  • Walter and Dorothy Ailes Fund for United Way of Porter County
  • American Red Cross, Porter County Chapter Fund
  • Bri's Race Fund
  • Call-A-Ride Fund
  • Clothe-A-Kid Fund
  • Peter & Rosann Candela Fund for Catholic Family Service of Porter County
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for Opportunity Enterprises
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for United Way of Porter County
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Valparaiso Family YMCA
  • The Caring Place Fund
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary Fund
  • Luella Cline DeWulf Fund for the Duneland Family YMCA
  • Duneland YMCA Fund
  • Carol Brabec Edwards Memorial Fund for The Caring Place
  • Endowment Fund of the Center Township Senior Citizens Foundation
  • Family House Fund
  • Gabriel's Horn Fund
  • Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation Fund for Opportunity Enterprises
  • GRANTS Inc. Fund for United Way of Porter County
  • Bryce Scott Handley Memorial Fund
  • Housing Opportunities Fund
  • Meridian Woods Capital Improvement Fund
  • Moraine House Fund
  • Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. Fund
  • Children's Endowment Fund for Opportunity Enterprises
  • Leona Pappas Memorial Fund for the Caring Place
  • Leona Pappas Memorial Fund for the Salvation Army of Porter County
  • Portage Township YMCA Fund
  • Porter County Guardianship Program Fund
  • Porter County PACT Fund
  • Robert A. and Stephanie A. Read Fund for United Way of Porter County
  • Rodenbarger Family Fund for the Valparaiso Family YMCA
  • Salvation Army - Porter County Region
  • Samaritan Counseling Center
  • Harley B. and Nora Snyder Fund for Opportunity Enterprises
  • John and Helen Sourlis Endowment Fund for TradeWinds Rehabilitation Center
  • United Way of Porter County Children and Families Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Help our Disabled Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Care for our Elderly Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Emergency Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Health and Wellness Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Generations Fund
  • United Way of Porter County Volunteer Center Fund
  • Valparaiso Family YMCA Fund
  • Valparaiso Family YMCA Tomorrow Starts Today Fund
  • Valparaiso Fire Department Car Seat Fund
  • Valparaiso Fire Department Public Safety & Community Outreach Fund
  • Veterans Charitable Fund for Pines Village Retirement Communities
  • Donna Draper Welter and William J. Welter Fund for Opportunity Enterprises
  • Donna Draper Welter and William J. Welter Fund for United Way of Porter County
  • Richard S. Young Memorial Fund for the American Red Cross--Porter County Chapter

Religion Funds

  • Adult Lutherans Organized for Action Fund
  • George A. and Iris E. Breyding Memorial Fund
  • Chesterton United Methodist Church Fund
  • First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso Fund
  • Lillian Wilson Graeber Memorial Scholarship Fund for the First Presbyterian Church of Valparaiso
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Fund
  • St. Paul Roman Catholic Church Fund
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Organ Fund

Scholarship Funds

  • Louise Ailes Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Maurice Palmer Avery III Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mary E. Bartz Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Berglund Construction Company Scholarship Fund
  • Skip Bird Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John (Jake) and Ruth Blastick Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Carol Ann Bowman Scholarship Fund
  • Tom and Georgia Bricker Scholarship Fund
  • Kenneth A. Brist Scholarship Fund
  • Ashley Carole Burbee Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Christine Butterfield Memorial Scholarship for Music Fund
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Valparaiso High School Dollars for Scholars
  • Albert Castronovo Scholarship Fund
  • Chapter DQ of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Fund
  • Bryce Drew Scholarship Fund
  • Eichorn Family Scholarship Fund
  • Sandra Kay Flohr Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • The Future of Chesterton Foundation Fund
  • Jeff Gebhardt Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • James Genovese Industrial Arts Scholarship Fund
  • Clyde and Geraldine Hardin Family Scholarship Fund
  • Alan and Diane Harre Scholarship Fund for Valparaiso University
  • W. A. Hibbets Scholarship Fund
  • Samantha Anne Hodsden Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mark Keller Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • King Memorial Golf Scholarship Fund
  • Eleanor R. Koenig Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Robert L. Koenig Family Scholarship Fund
  • Burton and Maureen Langer Family Fund
  • John Largura Family Scholarship Fund
  • Anne Lauterbach Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Wilbur Lippert Scholarship Fund for Kouts High School
  • Jane Maxwell Scholarship Fund
  • Phillip Maxwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Morgan Township PTO Scholarship Fund
  • Morgan Township Scholarship Fund
  • Shawn Moyer Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • New Hope Academic Scholarship Fund
  • Ann Nicholson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Ken Oglesby Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas J. and Evelyn Pappas Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Surjit S. Patheja Scholarship Fund
  • Porter County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Porter County 4-H Council Sheep Program Scholarship Fund
  • Portage High School Dollars for Scholars Fund
  • The Good Samaritan Fund for Pines Village
  • Henry George Poncher Scholarship Fund
  • Porter County Medical Society Scholarship Fund
  • Porter Health Occupations Scholarship Fund
  • Railroad Township/San Pierre Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • John Remster, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • John Remster, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Bettimae Reshkin Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Margaret M. Rivers Scholarship Fund - Pines Village Retirement Communities
  • Thomas H. and Alice J. Roberts Scholarship Fund
  • Chuck Robertson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Elizabeth Roger Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Robert J. Rowe Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Ann Fitzgerald Ruge Scholarship Fund
  • Andrew "Drew" Schenck Environmental Scholarship Fund
  • Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph Shambo, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Harlan A. Siegesmund Liberty Township Alumni Scholarship Fund
  • Amanda Clair Smith Scholarship Fund
  • Donna Spanopoulos Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • John L. Swarner, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Valparaiso Rotary Club Scholarship Fund
  • Valparaiso High School Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund
  • Valparaiso High School Dollars for Scholars Fund
  • Valparaiso University Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Gary Webster Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Karen Wesson Memorial Scholarship Fund for Morgan Township High School
  • Timothy A. Wielgus Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Keith Wiles Memorial Scholarship Fund

Youth Funds

  • Jim and Jane Bedell Fund for the Family & Youth Services Bureau
  • Meredith W. Berg Fund for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Bryce E. Billings and Edna Ruth Billings Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Boy Scouts of America, LaSalle Council #165 Fund
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Fund
  • Reilly C. Bush Memorial Foundation Fund
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Peter and Rosann Candela Fund for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana Fund for Portage Township Schools
  • Elaine Espie Memorial Fund for Youth
  • Every Child Ministries Fund
  • Ordell Gertsmeier Memorial Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana Fund
  • Hilltop Neighborhood House Fund
  • Hilltop Neighborhood House Scholarship Fund
  • Hilltop Nexus Program Fund
  • KV Works Early Childhood Development Fund
  • Kids Alive International Fund
  • Stewart and Marjorie Knarr Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Richard & Eleanor Koenig Family Fund for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Debbie Lambert Scholarship Fund for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Edward and Margaret Larson Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Dennis E. and Lillie J. Lauer Fund for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Vinod Nagubadi Memorial Fund
  • Leona Pappas Memorial Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Porter County 4-H Council Rabbit Fund
  • Rodenbarger Family Fund for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County
  • Sourlis-Sandala Family Endowment Fund for the Crisis Center, Inc., A Youth Service Bureau
  • Valparaiso High School Student Activity Fund
  • Russell A. Willis Youth of the Year Fund