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Unity Foundation Releases 2020-2021 Annual Report

MICHIGAN CITY, IN —Unity Foundation of La Porte County is kicking off its 30th anniversary year with the release
of its 2020-2021 Report to the Community. The report provides a look back at accomplishments over this period
and highlights from the past three decades.

Recent highlights include the following:
• continuing implementation of the Vibrant Communities of La Porte County initiative with Visit Michigan
City La Porte and completion of the first ever La Porte County Housing Analysis and Action Agenda in
partnership with the La Porte County Office of Community & Economic Development
• successfully completing the Lilly Endowment Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative, Phase
VII match—$500,000 in local donations became $1.5 million to support community needs
• awarding more than $330,000 scholarships to more than 150 students for the 2021-2022 school year
• granting nearly $200,000 to 74 ‘Power for Good’ community projects in La Porte County in 2021
• supporting Michigan City area teachers through grants for innovative classroom projects
• adding four new members to the board of directors and growing the staff

“Because ordinary citizens came together in 1992 to establish Unity Foundation, our county has been forever
changed for the better,” said Maggi Spartz, Unity Foundation President. “Unity Foundation is entering its 30th
year poised for stronger partnerships and even bigger impact in La Porte County, our region and our state. We
hope you join us.”

To view the report, sign up for Unity’s newsletter or make a donation visit

Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As
La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages $45 million in assets, administers more than 325
charitable funds, and has distributed more than $22 million through direct grants and scholarships. The
Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and national ethical
and operating standards for community foundations. Unity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen La
Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments; providing leadership; offering
philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic vitality. For more
information, please visit or call 219-879-0327

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