How You Can Help

Since its inception in 2005, the Miller Community Fund has distributed nearly $150,000 to over 30 deserving organizations:

  • Miller Little League, helping 100 kids play baseball every year
  • Miller Garden Club, planting and maintaining gardens at the Aquatorium, up and down Lake Street and the South Shore train station
  • Gary Rotary Club, hosting the annual Gallery Gallop, a marathon race showcasing the Indiana Dunes
  • Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, producing hundreds of art exhibits in the community
  • St. Mary of the Lake Food Pantry, feeding 6,500 people since 2015.

The Miller Community Fund is a small charity, which means it is

Effective:

We work on a local scale with a focus on beneficiaries we know. Donations to the Miller Community Fund go directly to micro-grants benefiting Miller.*

Efficient:

The Miller Community Fund has 0 overhead, has no payroll and pays no honoraria to its Board members. We have no sophisticated fundraising campaigns. Every dollar donated goes directly into micro-grants for zip code 46403.*

Community based:

The MCF Board of Directors and its Grant Committee live in Miller. We have resolved to contribute personally, some monthly and some annually, and we ask the members of the Miller community to join us in giving.

Whether itís a monthly or annual donation, a gift from your estate, or as the recipient of a required minimum distribution from your IRA, your contribution to the Miller Community Fund makes philanthropy work in the community you love.

Thank you,

Sue Rutsen, President

Miller Community Fund

"Whether itís a monthly or annual donation, a gift from your estate, or as the recipient of a required minimum distribution from your IRA, your contribution to the Miller Community Fund makes philanthropy work in the community you love."

*Funds not used during the calendar year are invested in the Miller Community Fund endowment at the Legacy Foundation, which allows us to work into perpetuity.