• The CPCF and the Community

    the mission of the foundation

    It is our mission to enrich the quality of life in Crown Point and Northwest Indiana, serving as a well-managed agent for giving and receiving to our community.

  • Symphony on the Lawn

    Symphony on the Lawn

    The annual Symphony on the Lawn takes place every summer in July. The NWI Symphony has been entertaining residents for over 10 years

Crown Point Community Foundation History

In 1989, longtime area physician and community leader, Dr. John Birdzell met with fellow Crown Point Rotarians members to discuss the need
for establishing a public charitable organization dedicated to building permanently endowed funds that distribute grants for community needs. The idea was well received. Much brainstorming and administrative preparation followed, including incorporation and tax exemption certification. In 1990, the Crown Point Community Foundation
was a reality.

A community foundation is a pool of many separate endowment funds established by individuals and corporations to enhance the quality of life
in the community. A board of directors, composed of local leaders, invests these pooled funds and distributes grants each year for community needs.
A 19 member volunteer Board of Directors governs the Crown Point Community Foundation. The Foundation administers over 300 funds and has assets totaling over 23 million dollars.

The Crown Point Community Foundation is a 50l©(3) public charity. The Foundation is a member of the IN Grantmakers Alliance and the Council on Foundations.

The Foundation office is located at 115 S. Court St. in Crown Point, Indiana.

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Symphony on the Lawn
Last Saturday of July
Corner of Main St. and Franciscan Dr.


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