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:
-Northwest Indiana Federations of Interfaith Organizations: This organization will use the funds to support day-to-day operations.
-Robertson Child Development Center, Inc.: This child care center will use the grant money to train administrative and teaching staff.
-Salvation Army of East Chicago Corps: This organization, which offers a variety of programs to East Chicago residents, will use the grant money to take care of various operating expenses.
-St. Stanislaus School: The grant money will be used to perform upgrades to the school and parish and to develop a new school website.
-Teens in Action, Inc.: The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment.
-Top 20, Inc.: This program helps teen girls in East Chicago to become more confident and capable through dance, mentoring and community service.
-We Care from the Heart Social Services: This organization offers programs for low to moderate income families to help them experience a better quality of life.
For more information on FECs 2016 grant recipients, visit foundationsec.org.