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When you give through LCCF, 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. Click on any of the funds below to make an online donation. If you have any questions, contact us at 847-377-0520 x20. Thank you for your generosity!

Lake County Community Foundation Funds:

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LCCF General Fund

If your passion is to improve life in our community, giving to our general fund enables you and others to create meaningful change by allowing us to place dollars where they are needed most.
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LCCF Growth Fund

A gift to the Growth Fund ensures LCCF’s sustained growth by building capacity for our work in the Lake County community. Your gift helps LCCF fund more nonprofits, create innovative programs in response to community needs and convene the community around issues and solutions.
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Robert F. Reusché Operating Endowment Fund

An endowment is a permanent investment fund that generates returns that are then used to support the operations of an organization in perpetuity. When you give to LCCF’s operating endowment, your gift has a lasting impact in the Lake County community, ensuring LCCF has the capacity to serve our neighbors for generations to come. Robert F. Reusché, Lake County resident
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Growing Communities Grantmaking Fund

100% of donations will be granted to nonprofits meeting the needs of the community. Join the Foundation’s monthly giving program, the Love Where You Live club, when you make your gift recurring, and receive a special thank-you gift from LCCF!
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Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund

The Lake County Community Crisis Relief Fund serves as a permanent countywide funding resource in times of emergencies. In the past, the fund has been used to support our Lake County nonprofit partners and other community groups with quick and well-coordinated funding to alleviate unanticipated financial hardship due to community crises. Funds have supported COVID-19 relief efforts including emergency food
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Small Business Growth Initiative Fund

Our Small Business Growth Initiative (SBGI) is designed to collaboratively support small businesses owned by people of color in historically disinvested communities in Lake County. At LCCF, we believe now is the time to collectively invest in communities that have long been ignored and discounted by larger systems.
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Lake County Early Childhood Education Fund

This restricted fund was established in 2010 with the purpose of supporting early childhood education (prenatal to age 5) in Lake County. Grant funds are prioritized for work that supports new and innovative approaches to providing early childhood education and addresses barriers to access. Join the Foundation’s monthly giving program, the Love Where You Live club, when you make your
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Lake County Humane Society Fund

16% of this restricted fund’s spending allocation is designated to support the needs of animals in Lake County. Grant funds are prioritized for work that supports new and innovative approaches to animal welfare and/or addresses otherwise unmet needs as the only service provider in the area. Join the Foundation’s monthly giving program, the Love Where You Live club, when you
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Together Lake County Fund

The Together Lake County (TLC) Fund supports community partners and residents from around the county under the umbrella of Live Well Lake County (LWLC). This community-led coalition of over 50 different organizations works to improve the health and well-being of Lake County community members. LWLC works together to better understand how factors like housing, education, and access to physical and
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Community Strength Fund

The Community Strength Fund is designed to financially and collaboratively support artists, compassionate neighbors, and/or change-makers for projects that add value to the community they care about. Communities of color have long used arts & storytelling to navigate and survive systemic racism, and we are supporting these avenues of healing and belonging for communities who have been harmed.
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Advised Funds:

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4 Jack Adams Memorial Fund

In honor and remembrance of John “Jack” Ireland Adams. It is our intention that this memorial fund will support organizations including, but not limited to, those promoting water safety, grief counseling, substance abuse recovery, and youth lacrosse. Just as Jack was always there for those in need, we hope to continue that legacy with the proceeds from this fund. Thank
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CCSD21 Community Education Opportunities Fund

The CCSD21 Community Education Opportunities Fund seeks to support needs within and around the School District 21 community to empower every student, every day. The Fund’s financial resources meet families’ essential needs and enrich the educational experience.
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District 103 Learning Fund

The Learning Fund Foundation is an independent, collaborative, nonprofit organization led by a volunteer Board to raise additional financial resources for School District 103 and serve as a catalyst for innovation, enrichment and educational excellence.
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ElderCare Endowment Fund

ElderCARE’s mission is to improve seniors’ well-being by providing free services, such as medical transports, grocery shopping and companionship.
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Ragdale Foundation Cornerstone Fund

The mission of the Ragdale Foundation is to embolden creative exploration and achievement. Ragdale gives courage to and provides a setting for creative exploration and achievement by establishing a culture of excellence, generosity and inclusivity within the historic campus and native prairie landscape—the essential qualities of its community’s 120-year legacy as a generative home of artistic production.
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