At the Judd Leighton Foundation, we’re dedicated to perpetuating the vision of our founder- to improve the quality of life in our community through intelligent investment in the areas of healthcare, education, and economic development.
As an independent, private, grantmaking foundation, we provide grant assistance to tax-exempt organizations seeking to address a community problem or need, primarily in St. Joseph County, IN. Preference is given to proposals for capital projects and program support that promise to generate the greatest impact on the community at large, while demonstrating sustainability over the long term.
From their origins as a small, bilingual youth outreach center founded in 1973, La Casa de Amistad has grown to become a leader in providing educational, neighborhood, and immigration advocacy services to the local Latino/Hispanic community. Against a...read more
Food waste and hunger are two issues that are inextricably linked in America. Americans waste approximately 40% of their food, yet nearly 55 million people in this country are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Cultivate...read more
Creation of the Code Works Digital Startup Studio is a logical next step towards filling the gap for startup growth in the St. Joseph County area. While funding solutions exist in our area for idea discovery, initial funding, and raising future rounds of capital,...read more