The Lake County Community Foundation was established to meet the charitable needs of the fast-growing communities of Lake County, Illinois. Our county is diverse, comprising rural areas, urban centers and well-known tourist attractions, a multi-ethnic population, and households with widely varying economic resources. In recent years we have witnessed an explosive population growth--including a large influx of immigrants--and an increased demand for human services.
These evolving challenges, and a desire to better support community members who want to give something back, prompted local business and civic leaders in 2003 to partner with The Chicago Community Trust to establish a foundation that would serve the unique needs of Lake County.
Clusters of frozen snow cleaved to the windshield of my car after a night of alternating snow and freezing rain. It took 10 minutes to de-ice the vehicle, breakfast was sacrificed, and I arrived at...more
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, a standing-room-only crowd attended The Lake County Community Foundation's "Poverty: Right Now in Lake County" event held at the new Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital....more