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Our Mission is to support local schools, churches, municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the quality of life in East Chicago.

To advance this mission, the Foundations of East Chicago will provide financial support through educational assistance in the form of scholarships; the awarding of grants that are strategic to achieve our objectives and by our service and leadership within the community.

The Foundations of East Chicago are committed to improving the lives of every resident of our city.

Conceived by the citizens of East Chicago to be independent, citizen-run, private foundations, we derive funding from East Chicago’s local casino, and use this money to support local churches, schools, municipal agencies and nonprofit organizations who know the community best and put the money in action where it can do the most good.

New Website to Carry FEC into the Future

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

This September will mark 20 years that the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) have been in operation. During that time, FEC has grown tremendously, going from awarding just $20,000 in scholarships in 1998, to over [...]

FEC and CIS Partner to Increase Graduation Rates in East Chicago Schools

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Unfortunately, academic struggles are not the only challenges that our students face today. There are many situations that occur outside the classroom, such as hunger, homelessness, poverty, and poor health, that can impact the academic [...]

Nine East Chicago Students Attend Dunes Summer Camp on Scholarship

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The Dunes Learning Center has been serving the youth of Northwest Indiana for nearly 20 years. Each year, their programs grow and expand to accommodate and reach more students so that everyone can get an [...]

Since 1997, we have underwritten services to residents and organizations of East Chicago in education, public safety, youth development, health, community economic development and family support services. Check this Track Record to get a glimpse of the work done all across East Chicago with support from FEC.

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