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Activities ranging from an astronaut rescue challenge for fourth graders to a Citizens Police Academy are being made possible over the next 12 months thanks to new Program Grant dollars awarded by FEC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awarded a record amount of scholarship funds to a record number of students in a ceremony recently held at East Chicago Central High School.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foundations of East Chicago's Russell G. Taylor to retire at year-end; Board to launch successor search
 
 
 
 
 




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 of East Chicago Awards Record Number of Academic Scholarships in 2014 Season

June 18th, 2014

Record Dollar Total Awarded to Local Students in 17th Year of a Program Supporting East Chicago Graduates, Continuing Education Students Click here to view more photos from this event.   EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (June 13, 2014) – The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) awarded a record amount of scholarship funds to a record number 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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