Grants In Action

See your generosity at work


The Porter County Community Foundation seeks to improve lives in Porter County by providing funds through an open grant making process for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes. The Foundation has been fortunate enough to award over $500,000 in Community Fund grants to more than 70 nonprofits throughout Porter County within the past three years.

Click below to see a list of grants we have recently awarded in 2018 through our Community Fund and how they are making a difference throughout our community:

2018 Community Fund Grant Receipients

Art Barn School of Art

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary

Chicago Street Theatre

Duneland Family YMCA

Dunes Learning Center

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Frontline Foundations

Gabriel’s Horn

Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana

Hebron Volunteer Fire Department

Hilltop Neighborhood House

Housing Opportunities

Independent Cat Society

Kouts Police Department

Lakeshore PAWS

Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department

Memorial Opera House Foundation

North Coast Cultural Association

Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.

Portage Township YMCA

Porter County Parks Foundation

Porter Township Fire Department

Reins of Life

Shirley Heinze Land Trust

South Shore Arts

St. Agnes Adult Day Service Center

Valparaiso Family YMCA

Valpo Schools Foundation