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The Foundations awarded $327,996 to 24 organizations this year for 2015 General Operation support.
List of Awarded 2015 Program Grants
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.

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.

Foundations Award Collaboration Grants for Nine East Chicago Initiatives

September 16th, 2014

The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) today announced that nine programs designed to enrich the lives of local residents have been awarded $654,270 in funding under the 2014 Collaboration Grant Program.   “We are impressed with the way local organizations and institutions have forged valuable bonds to devise meaningful ways to meet the needs of […]

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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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