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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.

Foundations of East Chicago Hosts 2nd Annual College, Scholarship, & Career Resource Fair

February 16th, 2018|0 Comments

The Foundations of East Chicago hosted their 2nd Annual College, Scholarship, & Career Resource Fair on January 19, 2018.  Check out the video below for a recap of the event.   <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; [...]

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Chasing your Dream with FEC

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

It’s difficult to realize your dream when money is involved. Sometimes it’s just not feasible if you can’t afford it. That’s why Leon Valdez II applied for the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) scholarship. It [...]

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. [...]

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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