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Program Grants – are annual grants that are directed to support specific programs that meet FEC priorities. Programs must have a definitive plan with measurable outcomes and must have an operational plan that demonstrates potential for success.

  • Applications available on-line beginning December 3, 2018.
  • Applications due January 10, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. CST.
  • Applications received after the deadline are ineligible for funding.
  • Award announcements will be released in March 2019.

2018 Program Grant Handouts

 

 

2018 Program Grant

The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) is proud to announce over $575,206 in grant funding to local nonprofits that are making a difference in our community.  Grant recipients were selected based on applications submitted during the program grant round that support at least one of FEC’s focus areas:  education/job training, community enrichment, health and safety.

This was a competitive process and the 2018 grant awards best reflect the vision and mission of FEC focused on enriching the lives of East Chicago residents of all ages.  We are thrilled at the level of interest and the quality of the grant requests we received.  This year’s grants were chosen from among 52 applications submitted requesting over $1,272,932 in funding requests.

Agencies selected addressed a broad range of community needs including the arts, education, job training, resources for food, and shelter and healthy living.  We encourage everyone to join us in supporting these grantees as they strive to make a difference in our community.

 

The Foundations of East Chicago awarded grants to the following organizations:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc. – CAMP Tomorrow:   Empowering Minds, Inspiring Leadership, Facilitating.  CAMP Tomorrow is a 10 week summer program that will effectively support the education and development of youth ages 5-18.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Drummond at 219-881-1060 or by email at odrummond@bgcnwi.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.bgcnwi.org.


Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus of Ind. – Summer Education.  This is a summer program that offers trips, tours, visits, presentations and exposure to settings, facilities and speakers which help educate the children to potential opportunities available to them through education and hard work.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Giannini at 219-397-1085 or by email at pgiannini946@comcast.net.  Or visit their website at http://www.carmelitehome.org.


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Inc. – Homeless Prevention and Immigration Services.  This program provides emergency rental/mortgage (up to 3 months past due) for at-risk East Chicago families facing eviction or foreclosure.  Program also helps to provide immigration services for individuals and families along with legal counseling through their Immigration Support and Assistance Center (ISAAC).  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Jones-Taylor at 219-886-3549 or by email at ljtaylor@catholic-charities.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.catholic-charities.org.


Compassion in Action, Inc. – Healing Our People Entirely:  The Jasmin Project.  The Jasmin Project is geared towards awareness and assistance to the mental health and suicide prevention of the youth in the community.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Guevara at 219-397-0023 or by email at aguevara831@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://thecrosschurchfamily.org  


Concerned Calumet Citizens Committee – Calumet Day 2018 – The Calumet Day Weekend Celebration is an annual event that gathers families, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a weekend of community festivities and recognition.  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Williams at 219-397-1837 or by email at alandthea@comcast.net.  Or visit their website at http://www.calumetday.org.


East Chicago Public Library – The World at Your Fingertips – A summer reading program encouraging students from grades 1-12th and adults to read.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Bartusiewicz at 219-397-2453 or by email at pbartusiewicz@ecpl.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.ecpl.org


East Chicago Urban Enterprise Association – Home Façade Improvement Program – Funding for this program will go to exterior and façade home improvements available to Enterprise Zone residents.  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Gillis at 219-392-3660 or by email at rjgillis@eastchicagouea.org.  Or visit their website at http://eastchicagouea.org.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Leadership Camp Scholarships – The Leadership Camp is designed for student-athletes, students, huddle coaches and adult volunteers who serve for Christian growth and biblical leadership, the development as an effective campus leader, and the training for spiritual, organizations, and motivational tools for use in the FCA Campus Ministry.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Staal at 260-672-8482 or by email at sstaal@fca.org.  Or visit their website at http://nwindianafca.org.     


 First Baptist Church, Inc. – Stop the Violence Break the Silence – A program designed to bring awareness to youth and build trust with the law enforcement community.  The program stresses the importance of community involvement to minimize crime in the neighborhoods.    For additional information, please contact Pastor Sloss at 219-398-0758 or by email at pastorsloss@aol.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.Firstbaptist-ec.org.


For The Love of the Arts, Inc. – After School & Summer Program – This program will provide after school programming at Lighthouse Academy of East Chicago and Lincoln Elementary.  Some of these courses include:  Photography, Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music and Design.  The summer program is open for all East Chicago students.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Carrasquillo at 219-801-5791 or by email at sadelovesarts@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.artslove.org.


Friends and Family of New Addition –  “We are Family” New Addition Day Celebration – This is an annual event in which current and past residents of the community gather on Labor Day weekend and celebrate the extensive history of the neighborhood.    For additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake-King at 219-256-1770 or by email at cbk0563@comcast.net


Girls On The Run of Northwest Indiana– 2018 East Chicago Girls on the Run Teams - This program uses running and other physical activities as a platform for teaching life skills and promoting holistic health outcomes for girls in grades 3-8.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Weber at 219-384-8276 or by email at jacqueline.weber@girlsontherun.org.  Or visit their website at http://gotrofnwi.org.


 Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & NWI – Girl Space East Chicago Healthy Living – Targets girls most at- risk for developing long-term health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes, which are associated with unhealthy lifestyles.  Girls learn about nutrition, how to make healthy food choices and the importance of daily physical activity.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Zminda at 312-912-6301 or by email at czminda@girlscoutsgcnwi.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.


Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. – Mommy Matters – This program targets new and expectant mothers who are at or below 200% of the Federal poverty rate and who are interested in connecting with other moms, and providing resources to maintain mother and baby health.   For additional information, please contact Ms. Maxie at 219-444-2003 or by email at paulettemaxie@goodwillindy.org.  Or visit their website at http://goodwill-ni.org.


Grace Beyond Borders NWI, Inc. – A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out – This program offers a fully integrated set of wrap around and repositioned services for homeless and drug addicted citizens.    For additional information, please contact Mr. Martin at 219-398-2939 or by email at mmminc53@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.gracebeyondborders.org.


Grace Missionary Baptist Church of E.C., Inc. – Grace Senior Youth Education and Computer Lab – Up to four introductory computer classes for senior citizens and up to two classes for youth per week.  Senior classes will be held during the day and youth classes will be after school.  The timeframe for youth will be adjusted during the summer months.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Smith-Woodard at 219-398-3063 or by email at cia3174@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.facebook.com/GraceMissionaryBaptistChurch.


Greater Destiny Bible Church – Safe Summer Enrichment Camp/WOW FEST – This program will provide productive and enriching programs that will impact the lives of our youth while serving as a safe haven for teens throughout the summer.  Summer Camp will take place daily Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  For additional information, please contact Pastor Kelly Williams at 219-398-2006 or by email at pastorkellypa@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://greaterdestinybc.org.


Guild of the St. Josephs Home – This program will provide the children at the St. Joseph Carmelite Home in East Chicago fun activities. For additional information, please contact Ms. Augustine at 219-331-4861 or by email at Saugie39@hotmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.stjosephladiescarmeliteguild.com.


Healthlinc, Inc. – Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer – These funds will be utilized to cover the cost of colonoscopies for 10 uninsured patients who have an abnormal Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit result.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Currier at 219-465-5000 or by email at acurrier@healthlincchc.org.  Or visit their website at http://healthlincchc.org.


Healthy East Chicago, Inc. – East Chicago MOMS Taking Charge – This program functions as a practical intervention/support system designed to assist families coping with stressful occurrences; regain balance; advance to a more productive state of well-being, while keeping the family unit together.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Berry at 219-397-6863 or by email at jberry@healthyec.org.   


Holy Trinity Croatian Church – Back to School Fun Fair – Provides a day of fun activities for school age children and gives essential back to school supplies such as backpacks, pencils, pens, notebooks, ruler paper, composition books etc.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Pineda at 219-398-3061 or by email at holytrinitycroatia@sbcglobal.net.


I Too Sing America of NWI – Celebrating Black Music Month - 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of the ITSA Organization, Black Music Month festivities.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Dixon-Darden at 219-397-5250 or by email at pddarden@sbcglobal.net.  Or visit their website at http://itoosingamericanwi.com.


Indiana Dunes Learning Center – East Chicago’s Stewards of Tomorrow:  Lessons in Preserving Natural Resources and Cultural Heritage – This program will connect students with the natural world through lessons in conservation and sustainability led by professional educators in an outdoor classroom.    For additional information, please contact Ms. Krueger at 219-395-9555 or by email at mkrueger@duneslearningcenter.org.  Or visit their website at http://duneslearningcenter.org.


Indiana Sailing Association, Inc. – East Chicago Community Water Sports - The purpose of this program is to offer safe and secure boater education on Lake Michigan and to broaden the horizons of East Chicago youth.  For additional information, please contact Mr. Barrow at 219-989-2459 or by email at grbarrow@pnw.edu.  Or visit their website at http://www.indianasailing.org.


International Institute of Northwest Indiana, Inc. – Community Civic Engagement –For new citizens, the ICA gives legal assistance to clients with Naturalization and Citizenship classes to prepare them for the Naturalization Interview at the Immigrant and Citizenship Service (USCIS). They also offer ESL classes. For additional information, please contact Ms.  Niksch at 219-980-4636 or by email at icadan1960@aol.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.icanwi.org.


JE Wade Ministries, Inc. – G.R.I.E.F. Ministry (God’s Relief in Every Family) – This program will assist and support individuals and families suffering grief due to death, loss of health, homes, employment, and possessions.  For additional information, please contact Reverend Dr. James C. Wade at 219-398-4655 or by email at jewade.ministriesinc@yahoo.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.jewadeministriesinc.org.


Leon Kendrick Youth Voices United of East Chicago, Inc. – 2018 Visual & Performing Arts Program - This program will provide art, music, dance, and drama classes to the youth in East Chicago.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Davis at 219-213-8012 or by email at serritadavis@gmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.lkyvu.org.


Mental Health America of Lake County, Inc. – Ready to Soar East Chicago – School Readiness Academy – This is a school readiness and transition program for incoming kindergarten children, their parents and their schools provided through both school and home-based services as they prepare together to enter kindergarten in the fall with the academic skills needed to succeed.  For additional information, please contact Ms.  Smith at 219-937-7733 or by email at ksmith@mhalakecounty.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.mhalakecounty.org.


Mission of Jesus Christ Non-Denominational Church – Alternatives to Bridging the Gap (Alternatives).  The goal of this summer and after-school program is to increase levels of educational attainment.   For additional information, please contact Mr. Dahl at 219-398-7207 or by email at dahlehudson@att.net


Our Lady of Guadalupe – Your Heart is Our Home – The funding for this program will allow the church to purchase equipment to enable the church to expand this program which will provide free home cooked meals and continued fellowship.  For additional information, please contact the church office @ 398-0253 or by email at olguadalupe@hotmail.com.


 PATH, Inc. – LivTrue Mentoring - Is a weekly program for sixth grade students who will receive programming provided by trained mentors (college students) to build lasting relationships to assist students to reach their full potential.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Eichenberger at 219-254-2678 or by email at Lori@PostiveTeenHealth.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.PostiveTeenHealth.org.   


Saint Stanislaus Church – 2018 St. Stanislaus Parish Festival – This program will be implementing their annual Parish Festival.  This is a one day event that will take place on the last Sunday in July.  For additional information, please contact the church at 398-2341 or by email at jzmuda@ststansec.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.ststansec.org.


Saint Stanislaus School – Summer Science Sleuths – This program will assist participants in developing their creative thinking skills while improving their math and writing skills as they participate in exploring the world of science.  For additional information, please contact the school at 219-398-1316 or by email at aruiz@ststansec.org.   Or visit their website at http://www.ststansec.org.


Sociedad Cultural Y Civica La Reforma, Inc. – Night of Latin Culture – This program is a complete cultural affair entailing an art exhibit, ethnic food, live music, face painting and cultural games.  Numerous professional, talented performers and artists travel from across the Midwest and the nation to perform in front of a live audience.  For additional information, please contact Mrs.  Bolaños at 219-378-9000 or by email at galaxytravel9000@sbcglobal.net.  Or visit their website at http://www.scclr.org.


Teens In Action, Inc. – Math and Self Defense – This program includes a math camp along with self-defense moves.  Both arts can teach youth discipline needed to be successful.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Spann at 219-397-5117 or by email at teens-in-action@hotmail.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.teensinactioninc.org.


The Salvation Army – Heartline Feeding Program – Offers a hot lunch five days a week to East Chicago residents.  Clients participating in this program include a broad segment of East Chicago residents – including the homeless, senior citizens, young families and everyone in between.  For additional information, please contact Mrs.  Marin at 219-398-2939 or by email at

Leta_Marin@usc.salvationarmy.org.  Or visit their website at http://www.salarmyeastchicago.org.


Top 20, Inc. – Top 20 II Dance and Mentoring Program -   This program is designed to prepare school-aged students to make constructive life choices and empower them to become productive members of society.  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Upshaw-Royal at 517-349-1312 or by email at upshawroyal@aol.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.top20inc.org.


We Care From The Heart Inc., - Caring Hearts Senior Supportive Services Program – This program assists low to moderate income senior and disabled residents with the difficult adjustments of aging.  They will provide each senior with a case manager, a homemaker and community forums.  For additional information, please contact Ms. Hunt at 219-933-7111 or by email at ecwcfth@yahoo.com.  Or visit their website at http://www.carefromtheheart.org.


Witnessing Community Development, Corp – 2 Hearts 1 Beat Marriage Seminar – The focus of this program is to strengthen marriages through workshops.  For additional information, please contact Mrs. Carolyn Cobb at 219-276-4436 or by email at carolyncobb736@yahoo.com.  Or visit their website at http://eddiecobb1777@gmail.com.

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