As a Northwest Indiana nonprofit organization, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) understands the importance of funding for local nonprofits. That is why FEC awards thousands of dollars in grant monies to East Chicago organizations every year. It’s also important for East Chicago nonprofits to be aware of other sources of funding throughout the region and state. Below you will find a list of 10 of the top 40 giving foundations in the state of Indiana. For a complete list, click here.


-Lilly Endowment, Inc.

-Lumina Foundations for Education

-Central Indiana Community Foundation

-Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

-Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Inc.

-Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

-Dekko Foundation, Inc.

-WellPoint Foundation

-Lincoln Financial Group Foundation

-John W. Anderson Foundation


However, some of these foundations will require that an organization be located in a certain geographic areas, which may bar some Northwest Indiana organizations from applying. If you are searching for more local funding sources, the list below offers foundations that are specifically based in Northwest Indiana. A more complete list can be found here.


-Academy of Business Disciplines, Inc.

-Ancilla Systems Incorporated

-The Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc.

-The Citizens Savings Foundation

-James W. & Betty Dye Foundation, Inc.

-Kids Alive International, Inc.

-Lake Area United Way, Inc.

-Legacy Foundation, Inc.

-Munster Medical Research Foundation, Inc.

-NiSource Charitable Foundation

-Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation

-Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, Inc.

-Porter County Community Foundation, Inc.

-Save the Dunes Conservation Fund

-Unity Foundation of La Porte County, Inc.

-Crown Point Community Foundation

-South Shore Arts


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