Center for Community Philanthropy
The Porter County Community Foundation is committed to fostering collaboration to build a stronger nonprofit sector and, in turn, a strong Porter County. Promoting community philanthropy and demonstrating that we all have the power to do good is fundamental to the mission of the Foundation. Our new Center for Community Philanthropy will be the hub for this philanthropic energy.
We know that when people gather with purpose, good things happen. The cornerstone of the Center for Community Philanthropy is a nonprofit conference center – a place where nonprofit organizations that serve Porter County can gather to advance their work. The Community Foundation strives to do all it can to encourage collaboration by making it convenient, comfortable and free. The Center will provide the space to gather and to host education and training opportunities for our nonprofit partners.
The Center will also give us a place to showcase generosity by collecting and sharing examples of local philanthropy, interpreting them from the donor’s perspective to learn the motivation behind the gift; and to demonstrate how the community is improved because of them, with the goal of inspiring people to consider their own philanthropic legacies.
The Foundation will now have a permanent place to call home. The Center will house staff offices and meeting rooms where our own staff and board can work, collaborate and grow - a place where we can continue to do our work encouraging and facilitating philanthropy of all kinds.
It’s more than a building, it’s a cause - - a philanthropic statement unique to Porter County.