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Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) has supported the community of East Chicago, IN since its inception in 1997. The organization awards annual grants to several educational and community outreach organizations as well as distributing funds through its scholarship program.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foundations of East Chicago and SMDG, LLC held a “Social Media 101 for Non-Profits” class at Ivy Tech – East Chicago campus as a way of educating local organizations.
 
 
 
 
 




Welcome to The Foundations of East Chicago

Our Mission is to strengthen and improve the quality of life in East Chicago through strategic grant making, providing leadership, and serving as a community resource.

The Foundations of East Chicago are committed to improving the lives of every resident of our city.

Conceived by the citizens of East Chicago to be independent, citizen-run, private foundations, we derive funding from East Chicago’s local casino, and use this money to support local churches, schools, and nonprofit organizations who know the community best and put the money in action where it can do the most good.

Community Gears Up for Annual Calumet Day Weekend Celebration

July 23rd, 2015

Summer means relaxing, heading to the beach, catching a baseball game and, of course, attending at least one of the many outdoor festivals that Northwest Indiana has to offer. With the month of July well underway, we are closing in on the 21st annual Calumet Day Weekend celebration which is scheduled to take place July […]


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  • In the Spring of 2013, Foundations of East Chicago approved funding for a total of $528,266 in Collaboration Grants to be carried out by a wide range of philanthropic agencies in the area, working together to achieve new strengths and economies of scale.
  • Foundations of East Chicago has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to hundreds of East Chicago students.

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