Bethany Community Fund

The Bethany Community Fund was established in 2018 to create and sustain a healthier and more livable community, and support charitable activities of the non profit organization.

The Bethany Community Fund was established in 2018 to support community projects, events and charitable causes outside of the day to day operations of Bethany Church. Donations to the community fund can be directed to community related projects and events organized or supported by Bethany Church, including but not limited to the following


LaPark Playground

Imagine children of all ages and abilities playing together at a playground and splash pad designed for inclusion. In 2018, Bethany Church began to dream of renovating LaPark into a multi-generational, inclusive, playground and splash pad. Crucial to the renovation was knowing that  INCLUSION MATTERS.  Inclusive playgrounds are more costly to build with solid surfacing and adaptive equipment. It was a big dream. The community has responded with amazing support. Companies, individuals, clubs, foundations, and children with penny jars have helped to build LaPark Playground and Splash Pad and it will open in! Continued gifts to LaPark even after it’s completion, will assist with maintenance and upgrades that can help to allow PLAY for ALL AGES and ABILITIES to continue for years to come!  Consider a special gift to LaPark! 

Local Heroes Benefit

Red Wine and Brew is a concert, craft beer and wine tasting, and fireworks event held annually on July 3rd each year at Stone Lake Beach in LaPorte as a recognition and fundraising event for our local heroes, first responders. The LaPorte City Police, LaPorte County Sheriff, LaPorte City Fire, LaPorte County EMS, and the regional DNR are all actively volunteering to help make this event possible for our community and receive a share of the proceeds from the event. 100% of proceeds after expenses are given to these organizations, totaling over $75,000 in just 4 years!  Sponsors and contributing organizations are encouraged to assist at the event as well. While Bethany heads up the organization of this Local Heroes Benefit, this is truly a community event made possible by numerous community organizations donating time and money and over 200 volunteers helping bring this placemaking even to LaPorte each year. Help to shine a light on those who serve and protect to make our community better! 

Donation Information
  • Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
  • You will receive a tax receipt electronically for your records once your donation is processed.
  • Gifts by credit card incur a processing fee for each transaction which will be deducted from your gift. The current fee is 2.8% per transaction. We invite you to increase your gift to cover this fee so that your charitable intent can be fully realized.
  • If you would like to make a one-time or recurring payment from a bank account, please contact the Unity Office at (219) 879-0327 or

If you prefer, you can mail your donation to:

Unity Foundation of La Porte County

422 Franklin St

Suite C

Michigan City, IN 46360