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Transforming Lake County

The Legacy Foundation cares about making Lake County a place where families are financially secure, education is accessible to everyone, our neighborhoods are safe, and art is abundant. Legacy Foundation seeks to support organizations that make Lake County a better place to live. 


Legacy Foundation offers two grants: Transform Lake County and Thriving Hobart Seniors. These grants can range from $2,000 - $25,000. Grants are open to 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations serving Lake County, Indiana residents. For more information on the grants Legacy Foundation offers, please visit our Grants Page

Investing in Entrepreneurs

June 23, 2016

Linda and her niece, Candice Casey, joined forces at work so that other families can remain together at home.

Living the Nine Core Values

June 03, 2016

"The First Tee of Hammond has had a huge impact on my daughter Destinee's life. I have seen her smile more and have seen her be more responsible. She incorporates the NINE CORE VALUES in her everyday life."

May 06, 2016

The Humane Society of the Calumet Area's Gary Pets for Life Program is a life changing program not only for the clients but for the workers as well. From this program, 461 spay/neuter surgeries have been completed. 

Highland Community Foundation Public Art Sculpture

October 25, 2015

On April 7, 2015, a $3,750 Transform Lake County Grant from Legacy Foundation’s Lake County Community Fund was awarded to Highland Community Foundation in support of a Public Art Sculpture. This sculpture is memorial to Ashley Ritz, a Highland high school student who lost her life at this intersection in an August 2003 car accident.

Catholic Charities Ramp Build

November 11, 2015

Catholic Charities constructed their 56th ramp build on veteran's day!

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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.










Legacy Foundation

1000 East 80th Place

Suite 402N

Merrillville, IN 46410


Tel: 219-736-1880

Fax: 219-736-1940

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