12 local nonprofit organizations in Porter County were recently awarded more than 87-thousand dollars in Community Fund grants. Barb Young, President of the Porter County Community Foundation, says this was all made possible, “by the generosity of the remarkable individuals and businesses that choose to help make a difference in our community.” Last year, the Foundation reports they were able to provide more than one-point-eight million dollars in grants and scholarships.
Recipients of the second round of 2013 Community Fund grants are: Dunes Learning Center, Family Concern Counseling, First Contact, Gabriel's Horn, Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Housing Opportunities, Independent Cat Society, Memorial Opera House Foundation, Portage Resale Shop, Porter County Parks and Recreation Department, Porter County PACT and Valparaiso Family YMCA.
The Porter County Community Foundation inspires giving and engages our community to improve lives in Porter County now and forever. To learn more or to make a donation to any of the Foundation’s charitable funds, visit online at www.portercountyfoundation.org.