Legacy Foundation is a community foundation and the leading philanthropic partner serving Lake County, Indiana. We have been connecting people with resources since 1992.

Legacy Foundation serves the community in five important ways:
We help donors plan how to invest and manage their charitable assets.
We provide grants to organizations serving the Lake County community.
We offer scholarships to Lake County students as motivation to graduate high school and attend college.
We collaborate with local leaders to solve problems and enhance residents’ quality of life.
We serve as a mentor and resource center to ensure nonprofit organizations can effectively provide services to our community.

Legacy Foundation has awarded over $30 million in grants and scholarships to benefit organizations and individuals. We have helped more than 250 nonprofit groups with capacity-building initiatives and project funding.

Today, we manage approximately 300 individual donors’ funds representing over $50 million in assets.

Legacy Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating under the leadership of a volunteer board of directors. Our board represents a diverse spectrum of the business, education, nonprofit and public sectors throughout Lake County.

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Our Address:

1000 E 80th Pl, Ste 402N Merrillville, Indiana 46410