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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    SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: CINDY MORA

    June 5th, 2024|0 Comments

      Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) just finished another successful scholarship round! FEC is so passionate about awarding scholarships that catapult students to achieve success. We love when students reach back out to us to [...]

    Scholarship Spotlight: Raina Gillis

    October 25th, 2023|0 Comments

    For over 25 years, Foundations of East Chicago has taken pride in their scholarship program and providing East Chicago residents with the opportunity to receive an education and better their futures. This year the Scholarship [...]

    Scholarship Spotlight: Victoria Diaz

    July 7th, 2023|0 Comments

    As FEC reflects on another successful scholarship round, awarding 72 students from East Chicago, collectively receiving over $1.9 million in scholarships, we also want to take the time to congratulate our 2023 college grads! Seeing [...]

    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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