Porter County Community Foundation

At the Porter County Community Foundation

we put the power to do good in your hands. Together we build a stronger Porter County.


Top 6 Ways to Give

Porter County will see more than $3 billion in assets transfer from one generation to the next in this decade. Imagine if every estate directed just 5% of this into an endowment to the community for future generations; the Foundation could grant an additional $8.4 million each year!

We each have the power to do good and to make that vision a reality. The Foundation can help you explore ways to make a lasting difference. Because gifts to the Foundation are endowed, they continue generating an income stream forever, ensuring your causes continue. You choose how to give and who to help. Here are some ideas for ways to give and make that lasting difference:

Outright Gift.

You can make a gift of cash, stocks, bonds, real estate or other assets. Your gift qualifies for maximum charitable benefit under state and federal law.

Gift Annuity.

You can make a gift of cash or property now, get immediate tax benefits and ensure that you or a loved one receive fixed quarterly or annual income payments for life.


You can designate a portion of your estate and, in some cases, receive a substantial reduction in federal gift and estate taxes.

IRA or Retirement Plan.

You can designate all or a portion of your IRA or retirement plan benefits saving significant income taxes and, in some cases, reducing significantly your federal and state inheritance and estate tax.

Life Insurance.

You can designate all or a portion of your life insurance policies, potentially saving Indiana inheritance tax and federal estate taxes.

Honorarium & Memorial Gifts

An Honorarium is an excellent way to pay tribute to a special person or organization, celebrate a birth, an anniversary, or other special milestone. A Memorial gift is a lasting way to honor the life of someone special. The Foundation will create a special letter acknowledging your gift to be sent to the person you name. Let us know if you are interested in an Honorarium or Memorial Gift.

Contact the foundation today to explore ways you can make a difference.