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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.

The Implementation of El Sistema in 2017

January 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The East Chicago Arts Initiative (ECAI) wanted to bring music education back to the students of East Chicago. For this task, they chose the El Sistema Orchestra program, originally created by Dr. Jose Abreu. Dr. [...]

2017 had “One Dream, One East Chicago”

December 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, a grantee organization receiving funding from the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC), has been providing the community of East Chicago with services that ensure a better quality of [...]

Girls on the Run Took off in 2017

December 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Girls on the Run is a national nonprofit organization that gives 3rd – 5th grade girls the opportunity to learn about physical fitness, healthy eating, and positive self-image while having fun with their friends in an after-school [...]

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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