Each year, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awards General Operating Grants to organizations with the missions of promoting education, health/safety and community enrichment within East Chicago. The grant funds can be used for things like facility maintenance, purchasing supplies or providing services to the community. Funding in the amount of $600,000 was distributed amongst several area organizations. View the list below to see which groups received General Operating Grants this year.


-Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana

-Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Indiana

-Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary

-Communities in Schools of East Chicago, Inc.

-East Chicago Carnegie Performing Arts Center, Inc.

-Feed My Sheep Resource Center

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

-Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana

-Grace Beyond Borders, NWI, Inc.

-Healthvisions Midwest Inc.

-Healthy East Chicago

-International Institute of Northwest Indiana

-Leon Kendrick Youth Voices United of East Chicago

-Meals on Wheels of NWI

-Mission of Jesus Christ Non-Denominational Church

-Nazareth Home

-Parents as Teachers of Lake County DBA Learning Partnership

-PATH Inc.

-St. Mary Church

-Teach for America, Inc.


To see more of what FEC did in 2016, visit www.FoundationsEC.org.