Increasing Opportunities in

Education

Improving Community

Health

Promoting

Economic
Development

Our Vision

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.

Please visit the Our Vision and Guidelines/Application pages to review Foundation policies and for complete eligibility and application information.

News

La Casa de Amistad: El Sueno (The Dream) Campaign

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...

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Our Founder

Judd Leighton was born on November 26, 1910 in South Bend, Indiana, and spent his formative years in the community with his parents, two brothers and a sister.
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