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.

May the Force be with East Chicago Public Library

July 30th, 2018|0 Comments

An out-of-this-world event took place on June 16 at the East Chicago Public Library (ECPL) as part of the program “The World at your Fingertips.” Star Wars characters landed their ship at the library and [...]

Garden Helps to “Bridge the Gap”

July 29th, 2018|0 Comments

One of the major components of “Alternatives to Bridging the Gap” is The Garden, where young adults get to plan and implement a garden where the produce is donated to the Food Bank of NWI. [...]

Resources for Preparing for the SAT and ACT

July 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Preparing for the SAT and ACT tests is usually a nerve-wracking experience. The anxiety of trying to absorb information and not let it leak out before the test is probably something every test taker has [...]

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