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$1 for $1 Matching Challenge: Give Today...Greater Impact Tomorrow

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Double Your Impact! Match Launched November 1, 2020.

The Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) is excited to announce a generous $2.5 million dollar MATCHING CHALLENGE made possible by the Dean & Barbara White Family Foundation. “This $1 for $1 matching gift challenge will greatly assist the CPCF in its vision of becoming operationally self-sufficient and increase grantmaking that supports a broad range of community needs,” said Mary Nielsen, CPCF President. The matching challenge provides donors the opportunity to grow endowed funds of their choice and increase operating endowment funds.

Consider Making A Gift Today
Every dollar raised will double your impact in supporting our mission of enriching the quality of life in South Lake County, now and for generations to come!

 

This Matching Challenge is Available Until the Funding Has Been Exhausted.

Give to an Existing Fund or Establish a New Fund

Eligible gifts include: Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Stock Transfers, and Retirement Assets. Any questions, contact Mary Nielsen, CPCF President, at marynielsen@thecpcf.org or call 219-662-7252.

 

 

  

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CARE - Emergency Aid & Relief Fund
Responding to the Impact of the Coronavirus on South Lake County

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As a friend of the Crown Point Community Foundation, we are asking for your help. Please join us as we support our South Lake County communities affected by the Coronavirus.

Every person in South Lake County has been affected in some way by the Coronavirus. Now, more than ever, is the time for all of us to come together to support the communities we love. Charitable giving will play an important role in responding to this crisis. 100% of your donation to this fund will be used to provide direct support to nonprofit organizations delivering critical services to those in Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell, and Winfield.

The Crown Point Community Foundation has allocated $30,000 to support these efforts. For 30 years, the Crown Point Community Foundation has provided grant dollars to support vital efforts in South Lake County. From our beginning, we have worked together with partners across the community to improve healthcare, provide meals, support education, and to enrich the quality of life. We care deeply for the people of our communities. The spirit of collective giving is core to our mission. Please join us and give now. A donation of any size will make a difference!

To donate by check, please indicate CARE-Emergency Fund in the memo line and mail to: Crown Point Community Foundation, P.O. Box 522, Crown Point, IN 46308

Thank you for your generosity and support!

 

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Operating Fund to help support us in our work.

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Thank you for your generosity and support!

 

Donate to the Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Crown Point Community Foundation Scholarship Fund is dependent upon collective giving from individuals, groups, businesses, and the like. Anyone can give to it! The more gifts received, the more scholarships for students attending college or vocational studies can be given out. 
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Cedar Lake Matching Dollars For A Vibrant Community
Yes! I want to create a more vibrant community for current and future generations!

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Since 2002, the CPCF has granted over $243,500 to nonprofits supporting the Cedar Lake community and residents. Some of those recipients are: Boy Scout Troop #129, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Lake Historical Association, Cedar Lake Ministries, Cedar Lake Police Department, Cedar Lake United Methodist Church - Project Love Food Pantry, Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Hanover Jr. Wildcats Football, Inc., Hanover Community Schools, Jane Ball Elementary and Operation Combat Bikesaver.

Enjoy the matching opportunity to increase your gift's impact! Cedar Lake Community Fund $1 for $1 matching grant opportunity. Together we can do more good things in Cedar Lake.

Example: You give $100 + $100 Match = $200 Total Gift

 

Ways to Give

The easiest way to give to the Crown Point Community Foundation is by giving a cash gift. You can contribute to an existing fund or create your own. We also accept gifts of stocks and securities, real estate, insurance, and tangible assets. All gifts receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by law.

 

Cash

Cash donations can be made by mail, dropping off at our office, or online.
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Stocks or Securities

The Foundation has the ability to accept gifts of publicly traded stocks.

 

Real Estate

Donors can establish a fund with a gift of real estate or tangible property.

 

Wills and Bequests

Talk with your attorney and name the Crown Point Community Foundation as a beneficiary of all or a portion of your estate. Please use the following wording - “I give or bequeath to the Crown Point Community Foundation, 115 S. Court St., Crown Point, Indiana % or the sum of $ of my residuary estate.”

 

Life Insurance

You can designate all or a portion of your life insurance policies, potentially saving Indiana inheritance tax and federal estate taxes. Always consult with your professional financial advisor. If possible, let the Foundation know of your plans.

 

IRA Charitable Rollovers or Retirement Plan

Individuals age 70-1/2 or older can donate up to $100,000 of IRA assets to qualified charitable organizations and enjoy tax savings.

Benefits of making charitable contributions via IRA rollovers include:

1. Reduced taxable income

2. Distributions are not included in the taxpayer’s gross income

3. IRA rollovers can be used to satisfy the donor’s annual required minimum distribution

4. Even those who do not itemize their returns receive the benefit

It’s important to note that tax-free gifts from your IRA can not be withdrawn by the donor, but instead must be paid directly by the IRA custodian to one or more qualified charities. Please consult your financial or legal advisor for additional information. For questions, please contact us at: 219-662-7252. If an IRA Charitable Rollover is an option for you, please name the Crown Point Community Foundation as a beneficiary.

 

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Honor Fund

The Honor Fund will provide tangible assistance to first responders or their immediate families who are in need of a helping hand. The Fund can also assist with special programs or equipment that would directly benefit the first responders.
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Aameer Sahi Memorial Fund

This Designated Fund supports the Forest Ridge Academy-Scholarship program.
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Alec Matalin Memorial "Dope" Endowed Scholarship Fund

Alec Matalin was a Crown Point High School student who passed away on July 14, 2017 due to a sudden illness. He was 17. A scholarship has been established in his memory.
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Alec Matalin Memorial Endowment Fund

An Endowment Fund has been established in his memory to give back to causes Alec was interested in.
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Campagna Academy, Inc.

This Fund supports the Campagna Academy in Schererville, Indiana. The Campagna Academy’s mission is to restore the hopes and build the dreams of the at-risk youth they serve through education, foster care, substance abuse treatment and other programs.
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Clayton Gaudry Memorial Scholarship Fund

Crown Point High School graduating senior, min 3.5 GPA, accepted and attending IU Bloomington Fall 2020. $2,500, non-renewable scholarship.
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Crown Point Swim Club Alumni Scholarship Fund

This Fund is a renewable 4-year, pass-thru Scholarship fund. For a graduating senior, resident of Lake County, minimum High School GPA 2.5 on 4.0 scale. In college must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Field of study: Business, Science or Engineering. Special qualifications: must have documented completion of twelve (12) seasons on the Crown Point Swim Club. If recipient completes undergraduate studies in three years, then eligible to utilize remaining scholarship for grad school.
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Crossroads YMCA Endowment Fund

This Agency Fund supports the Southlake, Griffith, Hammond and Whiting branches of the YMCA.
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Don & Alice Burrell Family Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Community Fund that supports the community.
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Donald Samburg Memorial Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a graduating high school senior, 3.0 GPA or above, a resident of Winfield Township/Town, attending an accredited Indiana College, University or Technical School.
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Dr. William and Ramona Jean Smead Family Fund

This is an Unrestricted Community Fund that supports the community.
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Edward G. and Katherine R. Gerlach Huber Memorial Fund

This Memorial Fund supports the community grantmaking fund.
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First United Methodist Church of Crown Point Endowment Fund

This is an Agency Fund supports the needs of the organization.
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Hanover Schools Education Foundation Endowment Fund

This Designated Fund supports the needs of the Hanover Schools Education Foundation.
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Harold L. and Martha Wheeler Family Endowment Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund.
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Harold L. and Martha Wheeler Operating Endowment Fund

This is an Operating Fund.
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Help The Children Fund

Children in need through the Lake Court Juvenile Court of Lake County Indiana, food, clothing, TASC exam.
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Jerry & Phyllis Keough Family Endowment Fund

This is a Designated Fund.
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John & Diane Burrell Family Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Community Fund that supports the community.
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John & Maureen Rogers Unrestricted Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Endowment Fund that supports the community.
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Johnston Family Endowment Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund.
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Karen and Cornel Raab Scholarship Fund

Karen and Cornel Raab have created a new Fund to award a scholarship to a graduating high school senior residing in Crown Point, Cedar Lake or Lowell.
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Karl F. Seger Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Community Fund that supports the community.
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Keith & Mary Nielsen Family Endowment Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund to support the community.
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NWI Carpenter's Community Outreach Fund

This is a pass-through Donor Advised Fund.
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Law Enforcement Academy Fund

Scholarships: Law Enforcement Academy for employees of Lake County Indiana Juvenile Court.
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Pete Breuckman Sr. Tradesman Scholarship Fund

Scholarships fund for Crown Point High School students.
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Peter & Betty Kolodziej Memorial Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Fund.
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Peter "Big Pete" Briggs Memorial Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund to support the community.
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Pettit Family Memorial Student-Athlete Scholarship

The Pettit Family created a new Scholarship Fund to award a scholarship to a Crown Point High School graduating senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student/athlete must have lettered in their senior year with intentions of competing in college athletics. This scholarship is a $2,500 non-renewable award.
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Purdue Federal Credit Union Endowment Fund

This is an Unrestricted Endowment Fund to support the community.
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Roger & Donna Pace Family Endowment Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund to support the community.
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Ryan William Lepak Memorial Fund

Ryan William Lepak was a Crown Point High School student who passed away on November 23, 2016. He was a junior who enjoyed playing lacrosse. His parents, William and Amy, started the fund in Ryan’s memory.
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Steven J. and Kay E. Bazin Scholarship Fund

Awarded to Crown Point High School graduating senior, attending Ball State University, wishing to pursue a career in education.
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The Brigham Family Fund

This is a Donor Advised Fund.
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The Manis Family Fund

This is a Field of Interest to support mental health related causes and issues.
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The Women's Center of Northwest Indiana Endowment Fund

This is Agency Fund supports the needs of the organization.
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Trinity Lutheran Church-Lowell Fund

This is a Designated Fund.
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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Fund

This is Agency Fund supports the needs of the organization.
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For more giving options please visit our 4agoodcause.com site.
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