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    May 30th, 2015

    Each year, FEC awards grants to help fund select community programs. One of last year’s recipients is Feed My Sheep’s PEARLS program.   Feed My Sheep Resource Center, Inc is an organization that works to help the people of East Chicago develop self-sufficiency and social skills that will benefit them both personally and professionally throughout […]


    May 29th, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago has helped many individuals and organizations in the community. It has also launched several programs of its own to benefit the area. One of these programs, Greenhouse Fellowship, works to revitalize the city of East Chicago in a new and inventive way.   Greenhouse Fellowship is a program comprised of eight […]


    May 28th, 2015

    While programs for educational development are certainly needed in every community, Feed My Sheep Resource Center, Inc is working to help the people of East Chicago in a different way.   Feed My Sheep is an organization that was started by Cheryl Smith in 2013. Smith had spent many years figuring out how she could […]


    May 27th, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago has consistently had a positive effect on the community through its support of various nonprofit organizations as well as individuals, particularly students.   One of the primary ways that FEC is able to show support for the citizens of East Chicago is through its distribution of scholarships. FEC offers scholarships to […]


    May 26th, 2015

    Foundations of East Chicago has been helping countless organizations and developing many programs throughout its history. In 2014, FEC helped fund the program PEARLS launched by Feed My Sheep Resource Center, Inc. This program helps young girls to learn confidence through group meetings and guest speaking events. FEC has funded many more programs just like […]


    May 25th, 2015

    In 2007, Foundations of East Chicago experienced the beginning of what would be a five-year funding freeze for the nonprofit organization; an ordeal that would be difficult for even larger organizations to survive.   The nonprofit organization helps its grantees through funding received from Ameristar Casino. However, in 2007, political unrest halted the flow of […]


    May 22nd, 2015

    Almost everyone will end up in a career during their lifetime but far fewer people will experience what they believe to be their true calling. Even fewer of these people will be able to turn this calling into their reality which is exactly what Cheryl Smith, the founder and CEO of Feed My Sheep Resource […]


    May 21st, 2015

    The Foundations of East Chicago has been supporting local programs and the people of East Chicago since it opened in 1997 and in the year 2012, the organization was able to make one of the biggest financial impacts of its history.   In 2012, FEC helped out eight local programs with grant funds totaling 1.1 […]


    May 20th, 2015

    Over the years, Foundations of East Chicago has partnered with countless organizations in the community with the goal of improving the lives of the citizens of East Chicago. FEC has been able to support these citizens through scholarships, grants and programs of its own.   Each year, FEC gives out a number of grants to […]


    May 19th, 2015

    Summer is fast approaching and everyone is looking forward to concerts, festivals and evenings out. For all of this summer fun, there is no need to look any further than East Chicago. The Salvation Army, East Chicago Corps has touted a very successful youth music program over the years. Students in this program often show […]