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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.

Creating Successful Nonprofit Collaborations

October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) works with nonprofit organizations to better the community. We also love when other nonprofits work together to create a network of support for those in the city of East [...]

FEC Scholarship Recipient Hopes to ‘Pay it Forward’

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

While the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) scholarship program helps East Chicago students to get to and through college, the efforts of the program can have a much longer lasting impact on some recipients. Clamae [...]

Grant Writing for Nonprofits

October 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awards thousands of dollars in grants to local nonprofit organizations every year. However, we are not able to award every organization all of the money that it needs. This [...]

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.

= Total Grants Given to Date
= Total Funds Given in Scholarships to Date