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
According to the Lake County Community Foundation, which hosted the event, poverty has more than doubled in the suburbs in the last 25 years. On Tuesday, the large crowd in attendance heard from...more