Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

SBSO Music Director Alastair Willis

2019 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence Goes to SB Symphony


The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has named the South Bend Symphony Orchestra winner of its 2019 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence. The award recognizes the Symphony for
its strong leadership, artistic quality, and commitment to broadening its impact on our community.

As the 2019 Leighton Award winner, the Symphony receives a $150,000 endowment challenge grant and must raise $150,000 in matching funds. The resulting $300,000 will be added to the Symphony’s endowed fund with the Community Foundation, providing additional annual resources to support the organization’s mission and purposes. The organization also receives an additional $25,000 to help cover the costs of any fundraising and communications associated with the match.

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