Why Give


  • The Lake County Community Foundation provides a safe, permanent home to support your philanthropic goals.

    Invest in Your Community

    When you give through the Foundation, you become part of a community: a network of caring individuals who have pooled their resources to tackle the toughest challenges in their neighborhood, city and county. The Foundation’s deep knowledge of the community and service to its donors will help transform your vision into a powerful, charitable legacy.

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5 reasons to partner with us:


  1. Strong, Personalized Service – Our experienced and dedicated staff is committed to helping you achieve your goals by making giving simple and impactful.
  2. Stewardship – As a public charity led by knowledgeable and discerning leaders from our community, you can rest assured that your philanthropic intent will be honored and protected in perpetuity.
  3. Community Expertise – You can tap into the knowledge and expertise of our staff to help you make the most meaningful investment in the community you call home.
  4. Legacy Planning – We can help you secure your individual or family legacy by creating a plan to provide lasting support to the charitable areas that matter most.
  5. Tax Benefits – Partnering with the Foundation allows you the greatest tax benefits provided.