TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES THROUGH LEGACY INVESTMENTS

The Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to carry on the philanthropic legacy and values of Dean, Barbara, and the White family. The Foundation works with partners and communities to support catalytic projects and initiatives that cultivate a strong quality of life in northwest Indiana and across the state.

OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

EDUCATE

We contribute to the social well-being of its community through accessible, quality education.

ENHANCE

We are committed to improving the quality of life in Indiana through long-term, transformative projects.

ENJOY

We find fulfillment in promoting education, health, wellness, and economic sustainability to create vibrant communities for all to enjoy.

OUR STRATEGIC PILLARS

The Dean and Barbara White Family foundation considers each project an investment in the community. We invest in projects aligned with the following strategic pillars.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

We stimulate and support new economic centers of excellence to attract additional private development that builds on the community fabric.

SELF-SUSTAINING

We advance our purpose and long-term goals by investing in projects that demonstrate a sustained positive impact on the community without ongoing support.

MATCHING GIFTS

We maximize long-term investments to create a multiplying force for good among community foundations, educational institutions, civic entities, local government and non-profit organizations.

The foundation does not provide support in the form of sponsorships, sports teams, political organizations/causes or individuals. Investments of less than $25,000 are also not considered.

DBW COMMUNITY CENTER

SOUTHLAKE YMCA

HAMMOND YMCA

HOW WE SUPPORT

We work in partnership with the following foundations to create positive change and impact in Northwest Indiana and across the state.

Legacy Foundation is the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana. Their mission is to offer a personalized approach to giving that enables individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to create a charitable legacy.

Porter County Community Foundation inspires enduring generosity and kindness by creating legacies that enrich the lives of others in Porter County, Indiana.

Crown Point Community Foundation enriches the quality of life in south Lake County by providing community financial assistance, maximizing charitable gifts, and directing resources to meet philanthropic needs.

Legacy Foundation logo
Crown Point Community Foundation
Porter County Community Foundation

CONTACT

Bill Hanna, Executive Director