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.
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Scholarship Spotlight: Yasmeen Muhammad
As summer comes to an end and the air is starting to feel crisp, fall is upon us. Every fall, millions of high school seniors are applying for colleges, scholarships, and planning for their life [...]
Scholarship Spotlight: Endeah Huey
As we start to enjoy the summer days that are upon us, Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) loves to get updates from the hardworking scholarship recipients as they reach their gradation milestone. FEC loves hearing [...]
Scholarship Spotlight: Taje Wilson
Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) loves hearing back from our scholarship recipients and hearing how the FEC scholarship has contributed to their success! Taje Wilson, a Bishop Noll graduate, received our scholarship in 2017 and [...]
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.