Giving Where It’s Needed Most

Philanthropy begins at home. The Foundation makes giving simple and satisfying for individuals, families and companies across Lake County. The benefits of giving to the Foundation’s unrestricted fund:

  • A simple way to help tackle the community’s urgent issues
  • Leverage your contribution by pooling funds with other donors

If your passion is to improve life in our community, giving to our unrestricted fund creates powerful philanthropy. Unrestricted funds are not bound to a particular charity or cause. The Foundation’s expert staff and its Board of Directors direct these resources wherever need is greatest.

By investing your philanthropic dollars with the Foundation, you not only join a local legacy that began nearly 100 years ago with The Chicago Community Trust, but also tap into a knowledgeable network of over 750 community foundations around the nation. This heritage of deep community knowledge guides the Foundation in applying unrestricted funds toward strategic grant making with measurable and lasting impact.

Together, we can make a bigger impact on the future of Lake County. Join with other donors to pool your philanthropic resources, you can make a donation online. Learn more by contacting Maggie Morales, Executive Director, at or 847-377-0520 x 22.

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