Community Fund


The Ogden Dunes Community Fund was created to enhance and beautify our community.

The Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

The Ogden Dunes Community Fund provides grants to a variety of projects that benefit our own community. The Community Fund's primary grantmaking focus is providing support for projects which beautify our neighborhoods, promote stewardship of the environment in which we live, or enhance programs for our residents. Recent grants include funding for materials to construct the Community Garden at Nelson Reck Park, beautification of the firehouse with art tiles created by our residents, an improved website for the Town, ADA compliant picnic benches at Kratz field, creation and installation of Little Free Libraries for children and adults, and the purchase of a sand and water table for environmental projects at Sandpiper Preschool.

Your tax deductible gift to the Ogden Dunes Community Fund, a permanent endowment managed by the Porter County Community Foundation, will live for generations to come. Join our Duners Giving Circle today.


There are two easy ways to make a tax deductible charitable gift donation to the Ogden Dunes Community Fund:

  • Send your tax deductible charitable gift by US mail:

Porter County Community Foundation
1401 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 

Phone: 219.465.0294

* Please reference the “Ogden Dunes Community Fund” on your donation.

* Please specify the Ogden Dunes Community Fund as the preferred fund.

You’re DUNE GOOD with a gift to the Ogden Dunes Community Fund!

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Duners Circle. Thank you for your generous gifts to the Ogden Dunes Community Fund! DUNE GOOD!

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All members are appointed by the Town Council president. Terms of office are for three years. No political affiliation rule applicable to the Community Fund Committee for Ogden Dunes.

Name   Title Term Term Expires
Patti McCall   President 3 year  1/1/2024
Karen Compton   Vice President 3 year  1/1/2022
Maryann Schaefer   Secretary/Treasurer 3 Year  1/1/2024
Sophia Arshad   Member 3 Year  1/1/2023
Carol Martin   Member 3 Year  1/1/2023
Jill Green   Member 3 Year  1/1/2024
Karl Krizmanic   Town Council Liaison 3 Year  1/1/2024

Contact Information

Ogden Dunes Community Fund
115 Hillcrest Road
Ogden Dunes, IN 46368



Community Fund - Application Form

Community Fund Grant Application Form

Community Fund Final Grant Report

Recent Grants Funded in part by the ODCF


Community Fund - Meeting Minutes