Access the latest news from the Foundation, as well as recent data, reports and other helpful information. If your organization is interested in sharing relevant reports or information about Lake County’s nonprofit or philanthropic sectors, please contact Emily Weber at email@example.com.
Reports to the Community
Annually, we share our story via a Report to the Community illustrating our accomplishments and growth for the year. This is always a great opportunity for us to not only highlight our work, but also to show our gratitude for the incredible donors and our community that makes this work possible. Check out past reports below to see how we have grown through the years.
Community Conversations Summary 2016
Homes for a Changing Region – 2016
In the fall of 2014, the Foundation partnered with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s (CMAP) Local Technical Assistance program, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to support municipal leaders from the villages of Hainesville, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park and Round Lake Heights to complete a Home Plan that identifies key challenges and opportunities in the area of housing. The project was completed in 2016. To access the full report, click here.
In 2017, LCCF launched a 3-year proactive grant making strategy to increase access to affordable, nutritious food across Lake County. LCCF selected Northern Illinois Food Bank and Liberty Prairie Foundation as program and thought partners on this initiative. Read the impact analysis of this 3-year pilot program, or see an executive summary.
- The Grow Lake County website is a resource hub about Lake County’s food system and includes an interactive map of places to purchase fresh, local food. This website is a product of 3-year pilot program.
In 2013, the Foundation awarded a grant to Northern Illinois Food Bank to support the development of a special report on hunger in Lake County through Feeding America. Hunger in America 2014, Special Report for Lake County, Illinois
Nonprofit Professional Development
Lake County Nonprofit Professional Development Resource Guide – January 2021
Violence in Lake County
Partnership for a Safer Lake County – Call to Action to End Violence in Lake County – July 2017
Collective Impact – 2011 by John Kania & Mark Kramer
Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review
Collective Impact Forum
This site includes the latest tools, resources and advice about Collective Impact
Heartland Alliance Report on Illinois Poverty – March, 2019 (The Gender Disadvantage – Why Inequality Persists)
Heartland Alliance 2018 Poverty Update
Heartland Alliance Report on Illinois Poverty – March 2017 (Cycle of Risk – The Intersection of Poverty, Violence and Trauma)