This year, the Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) has awarded $600,00 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations in the community that are making a difference.


The vision and mission of FEC focuses on enriching the lives of East Chicago residents of all ages. With this in mind, they accept applications for grants from nonprofits that support at least one of FEC’s focus areas: education, community enrichment, health and safety.


FEC awarded grants to the following nonprofit organizations in 2016:


Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana, Junior Staff Leadership and Development Program, Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in Indiana, Independent Living Program, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary, Inc. Homeless Prevention, Communities in Schools of East Chicago, Inc., Charting for Success, East Chicago Carnegie Performing Arts Center, Inc., El Sistema Orchestra, Feed My Sheep Resource Center, P.E.A.R.L.S., Poised Education Adolescents Reaching for Life’s Successes, Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Inc., Fresh Produce Box, Girls on the Run of NWI, 2016-2017 East Chicago Girls on the Run Teams, Grace Beyond Borders, NWI, Inc., A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out, Healthvisions Midwest, Inc., Bridges to Wellness Self-Management Program, Healthy East Chicago, Moms Taking Charge, International Institute of Northwest Indiana, Resources for Positive Impact, Leon Kendrick Youth Voices United of East Chicago, Visual and Performing Arts Program, Meals on Wheels of NWI, Pilot Program: Renal Specific Nutrition for Dialysis Patients in East Chicago, Mission of Jesus Christ Non-Denominational Church, Youth Empowerment Project, Nazareth Home, Staff & Volunteer Trauma & Stress Management, Parents as Teachers of Lake County DBA Learning Partnership, Ready to Soar East Chicago School Readiness Academy, PATH, Inc., Liv True, St. Mary Church, One Dream One East Chicago, Teach for America, Inc., Teacher for America’s Impact in East Chicago


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