The Legacy Foundation will hold a press conference, Friday, October 31 to announce the two communities selected to receive the Neighborhood Spotlight grant. The selected communities will receive comprehensive technical assistance and multi-year funding to engage in project planning and implementation for their neighborhoods.
The October 31 announcement will congratulate the selected communities, recognize the other applicants and talk about next steps for 2015. As our partners in promoting an informed and engaged community, we invite you share in how this grant approach will begin to strengthen Lake County communities from within.
Neighborhood Spotlight Grant Announcement
Carolyn Saxton, President and CEO of Legacy Foundation
Robert Johnson, Vice Chair, Legacy Foundation Board of Directors
Andy Frazier, Executive Director, Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED)
Carol Coletta, Vice President of Community and National Initiatives, Knight Foundation
Friday, October 31at 3:00 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College, 1440 E. 35th Avenue, Gary, IN
Legacy Foundation partnered with Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) to provide a series of initial trainings for neighborhoods that expressed interest. Those trainings began with 16 engaged neighborhoods from throughout Lake County. The deadline for Neighborhood Spotlight applications was September 1, 2014. Legacy received proposals from six neighborhoods and two of those have been selected for the award.
About Legacy Foundation
Legacy Foundation is a community foundation and the leading philanthropic partner in Lake County, Ind. Through the generosity of a wide base of donors, Legacy Foundation has awarded over $30 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and individuals since its founding in 1992. The mission of Legacy Foundation is to encourage philanthropy, support good works and inspire leadership. The foundation manages approximately $50 million in assets and is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing a diverse spectrum of business, education, and the nonprofit and public sectors from throughout Lake County. Learn more at www.legacyfdn.org.