Each year, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awards General Operating Grants to programs and organizations whose missions align with FEC’s goal; to benefit the people of East Chicago. Recipients of these grants can use the funding for various operating expenses from facility work to supplies to services provided to East Chicagoans in need. FEC receives many applications for General Operating Grants each year and, this year, had more applicants than funds to give. Some of the organizations and programs that were selected to receive FEC assistance in 2016 are:
-International Community Alliance: This organization offers services to immigrant families in the East Chicago area.
-Junior Achievement of Chicago: The funds will be used toward building sustainability and increasing marketing efforts.
-Leon Kendrick Youth Voices United of East Chicago: This organization works to use visual and performing arts to foster academic success and peace in the community.
-Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana: The funds will go toward continuing a contract that will benefit the organization’s planned giving program.
-Ministerio Torre Fuerte: This church will use the funds to carry out day-to-day operations.
-Mission of Jesus Christ N.D. Church: This church will use the funds to stock and operate their foodbank.
-Nazareth Home: This organization houses and cares for orphaned babies and children with unique and critical medical needs.
For more information on FECs 2016 grant recipients, visit foundationsec.org.