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Your Wishes... Your Way! An Educational Seminar for pre-planning
  • How to leave a legacy for your family
  • How Unity Foundation helps you and the community
  • How to save money on a funeral
  • Getting your wishes in order

Presented by Unity Foundation of La Porte County and Newhard Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at Newhard Funeral Home, 58 W. Walnut Street, Westville, IN. Sign in at 5:30, Program from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Snow date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Register now!

Lilly Match

Thanks to Lilly Endowment, Inc., any gift to the Community Funds unlocks matching funds! For every dollar you give, Lilly generously donates another dollar. This opportunity is available until we reach our match goal of $1 million or until March 2016. To find out which funds qualify for this matching opportunity and how you can contribute, click here.  Help support of one of our most critical community resources!


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“Power for Good Fund” Grant Winners

UNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS “POWER FOR GOOD” GRANTS TO BENEFIT LA PORTE COUNTY NONPROFITS   With support of the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI match, Unity Foundation of La Porte County increased its 2015 Power for Good grants, awarding more than $135,000 in funding a total of 56 local nonprofit projects were honored at Unity’s October 21 Annual Update luncheon. Through March 31, 2016, Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is offering a $1 for $1 challenge match up to $1 million for La Porte County to build “Community Funds”. These are specific funds at Unity, opened by visionary people making “unrestricted” gifts. Power for Good grants come from these earnings. Ninety nine grant applications were received in the areas of human services, youth development, education & literacy, arts & culture, animal care, etc. The grants are evaluated by a committee of dedicated members from throughout La Porte County. The support is possible due to the generosity of visionary donors who left unrestricted funds to Unity. Those initial community funders included: John P. and Anne H. Daley, Ernest and Mildred Delco, Charles T. and Pauline Dye, Nancy L. Gorman, Ruth W. Pollingue, Phillip A. Sprague, and John & Jean Vail. The Unity Foundation Power for Good Fund is made up of additional unrestricted donations from multiple donors. With the current opportunity to double their money through the Lilly Endowment match, the following new community funds have opened: American Association of University Women La Porte Community Fund, Backer Family Fund, Fred & Helen Brust Community Fund, Randy & Jane Dorman Foundation, Sanford Z. Friedman Community Fund, David C. Gardner Community Fund, Gleim & Young Community Fund, Kabelin Family... read more

“…Unity works [by] fulfilling its vision for La Porte County in a very progressive, strategic and creative manner. We have the ability to make things happen that no other organization is in a position to do.”

Michele Thompson

Board Member, Unity Foundation

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