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2023 General Operating Overview

General Grant Information

The Foundations of East Chicago defines an operating budget as the funds an organization needs for daily operating expenses during a calendar or fiscal year. That includes allocations for office equipment, supplies, utilities, rent/mortgage payments and all other expenses associated with the daily operation of an organization.

  • Applications will be available on-line beginning August 1, 2022.
  • Applications are due August 22, 2022.
  • An application received after the deadline will be ineligible for funding.
  • Award announcements will be released late October 2022.

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL OPERATING APPLICATION

 

All organizations must submit their 2021 and 2022 Organization’s Operating Budget. (Click here for the 2021 and 2022 Organization’s Operating Budget form).

 You can modify this form to meet your needs, or you can use your own 2021 and 2022 Operating Budget already approved by your Board of Directors.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • A recognized 501(c)3 agency in good standing with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).
  • In good standing with the Foundations of East Chicago.
  • Maximum of one submission per 501 (c) 3.
  • Municipalities or governmental taxing bodies are not eligible to apply.
  • Organizations that operate out of a “Home Office,” are not eligible to apply.

Applications not meeting all the above-listed criteria are automatically disqualified.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Maximum amount requested cannot exceed $15,000.

  • The following attachments are required:
    • Capital Improvements over $10,000 must include two proposals from independent contractors.
    • If requesting computers, printers, or any equipment, please provide quotes/estimates of cost. Computers can only be requested once every 3 years.
    • Organization’s 2021 and 2022 Operating Budget.

 If awarded, the following conditions must be met:

  • All funds must be spent between January 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023.
  • All expenditures must be supported by financial documentation.
  • All receipts submitted must be dated prior to or on August 31, 2023.

All information must be detailed. Incomplete narratives or descriptions of budget items and any other required information left blank/unanswered will disqualify this application.

CONSIDERED EXPENDITURES FEC WILL NOT FUND THE FOLLOWING:
Service providers (i.e., CPA, IT, Web design and maintenance) Speaker fees, workshops, and conferences
Contractors – must be licensed and bonded Funds to obtain a 501 (c) 3
Lease, mortgage, and rent (ONLY FOR EAST CHICAGO BASED NONPROFITS)     Salaries, wages, consulting fees, and stipends
General maintenance & minor Property Repairs (i.e., light bulbs, air filter, and furnace maintenance)                  Landscaping and marquees
Basic Office Supplies (i.e., pens, pencils, paper, ink, stapler/staples, scissors, note pads, and paper clips)                                  Membership fees and cell phones
PPE Supplies (i.e., gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, and Lysol) Storage rental and home office
Utilities, telephone, internet, and water bills Billboards/advertising/flyers/newspaper/

radio

Office Equipment Purchases/Lease (i.e., fax machines, copiers, furniture, and calculators) Storage rental
  Food   
  Van Purchase
   

 

Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. Other items may be excluded.

You must use the same wording that is used under “Considered Expenditures” throughout your application.

Note: Other funding restrictions may apply.  Please contact Janet Wozniak, jwozniak@foundationsec.org for more information.

                                                       

2022 General Operating Grants:

General Operating grant awards are made to provide one-time supplemental funding to a qualified agency that has demonstrated a budget shortfall.  Funds are restricted to operating expenses outside of salaries and must be used for designated purposes as detailed in the grant application.  Grants must be used during the 2022 calendar year.

The following organizations were awarded General Operating grants for 2022. The total award amount: $324,717.00.

  • Boys & Girls Club of NWI, Inc.
  • Communities in Schools of East Chicago, Inc.
  • Community Fellowship Outreach Ministries, Inc.
  • First Baptist Church, Inc.
  • Fresh Oil Ministries
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.
  • God’s Word in Action Ministries International
  • Grace Beyond Borders NWI, Inc.
  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church of East Chicago, Inc.
  • Haven House, Inc.
  • Healthy East Chicago, Inc.
  • Iglesia Cristiana Pentecostes, Inc.
  • Iglesia Shalom
  • Mental Health America of Lake County, Inc.
  • Ministerio Torre Fuerte, Inc.
  • New Life Outreach Church Ministries
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
  • Paying it Forward, Inc.
  • Safe Coalition for Human Rights, Inc.
  • Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Saint Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Saint Mark African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • Saint Mary’s Church
  • St. Patrick Church
  • The Salvation Army East Chicago
  • Top 20, Inc.
  • Witnessing Community Development Corporation

 

 

 

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