Giving Opportunities

At The Lake County Community Foundation, we provide personal service, advice and tools to support your philanthropic goals. There are countless ways to give. Our deep expertise in the local nonprofit sector and philanthropy can help transform your vision into a powerful charitable legacy. Whether you're interested in making your first charitable contribution or wish to discuss planned giving strategies, our team is here to help you every step of the way! Below, you’ll find a few ideas to help you get started.

  • To make giving simple, the Foundation accepts donations from:
    • All major credit cards (will incur a 2.598% processing fee + $0.26 per transaction)
    • Personal or bank check (Please mail to 1200 University Center Drive, Suite 333 Grayslake, IL 60030)
    • Wire transfer (To make a stock gift or wire transfer, please contact Wendy at [email protected] or 847-377-0520 X23)
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Non-cash assets (securities, real estate, art, etc.)
  • EIN Number: 20-3654399

Please give Wendy a call at 847-377-0520 x23 to learn more!

Make an Unrestricted Gift

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

Contribute to LCCF's Operating Endowment

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. 

Support our Grantmaking

The Foundation’s monthly giving program, the Love Where You Live club, is an easy way to give back to your community. 100% of your gifts through the Club go directly back to the community through grants to support nonprofits serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

Support the Small Business Growth Initiative

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.

Establish a Donor Advised Fund

Use this charitable vehicle to grow your donation tax-free and recommend grants to support your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care most about.

Give to a Fund

Give to an established fund at LCCF.

Establish an Agency Fund

As a community foundation, we are uniquely positioned to support the long-term sustainability of our nonprofit partners through the establishment of agency endowment funds.
Explore Planned Giving

Leave a lasting family legacy in Lake County by making a gift to LCCF in your estate plans.

Donate a Vehicle

Your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, SUV or even plane can be accepted as a donation to The Lake County Community Foundation.