Recent Recipients

A grant from the Lake County Community Fund supports Early Learning Partnerships of Northwest Indiana a non-profit early childhood parent education and support organization.

A grant from the Lake County Community Fund supports Early Learning Partnerships of Northwest Indiana a non-profit early childhood parent education and support organization.

2017 Summer Grant Cycle:
Transform Lake County


Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative
Public events for 2017-2018

$3,100

Beachfront Dance School
Mosaic International School Ballet Program

$2,500

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago
Lake County Growth Initiative

$3,260

Cedar Lake Historical Association
Community Engagement

$5,000

Dunes Dog Training
Pets N Vets Program

$3,500

Fair Haven Center for Women
Child Lures Prevention Program for Lake County Elementary Schools

$20,000

Hammond Education Foundation
The Blueprint for Collegiate Success

$15,000

Hoosier Environmental Council
Supporting Revitalization Efforts in Lake County’s Front-Line Communities

$11,688

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
"Meat" the Need 2017

$2,500

Humane Society Calumet Area
Humane Society: Rebrand & Expand

$15,000

IN Women In Need Foundation (I.W.I.N.)
Survivor Support Program

$10,000

Lakeshore Public Media
Television Production Equipment Upgrade

$10,000

Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana
Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

$9,800

Porter Starke Services
Healthy Adventures

$5,174

SAWs
2017-2018 SAWs Wheelchair Ramp Project

$5,000

School City of Hobart's Building Brickies
Executive Function - Key to Life Success - Measure, Report, & Intervene

$7,955

South Shore Arts
Música! An Exploration of Latin & Spanish Themes

$5,100

The Growing Piece
Accessibility in the Workplace

$5,000


2017 Summer Grant Cycle:
Informed & Engaged Communities Grants


Accion
Small Business Coaching Event

$5,000

Civic Engagement Bootcamp
Civic Engagement Bootcamp

$25,000

Fractured Atlas
Gary International Black Film Festival

$5,000

Fresh Coast Communities
Community Engagement and Placemaking Installations

$20,000

Gary Common Council
Gary, Indiana: A Pictorial History

$10,000

Gary Redevelopment Commission
Gary Public Art Project

$25,000

Hoosier Environmental Council
Revitalization in North Lake County Communities

$11,687


2017 Summer Grant Cycle:
Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund


Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NWI
GirlSpace Northwest Indiana Healthy Living

$6,600

On My Way Pre-K
Lake County Pre-K Pilot Program

$3,400

Pathway to Adventure Council
STEM Scouts at Frankie McCullough Academy for Girls

$10,000


2016 Fall Grant Cycle:
Transform Lake County


American Legion Post
Main building roof repairs

$5,000

Autism Society of NWI
Transition to Independence

$5,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI
Implementation of Youth Program Quality Intervention

$21,825

Challenger Learning Center NWI
Taking “IT” to the Schools

$7,000

Chicagoland Immigrant Welcome Network
Immigrant Legal Clinic

$10,000

City of Hobart
Gilliana Property Conservation

$835

CRWorks, Inc.
Hammond Youth Career Opportunities Program

$8,500

Dunes Learning Center
Residential environmental education experiences

$7,500

Early Learning Partnership of NWI
Parents’ Village

$12,500

East Chicago Education Foundation
Pre-K–5th Grade Teachable Moments in Science

$4,000

Food Bank of NWI
Volunteer Engagement Room

$25,000

Girls on the Run of NWI
Lake County program funding for girls in need

$13,336

HealthLinc, Inc
HealthLinc Medical-Legal Partnership

$12,500

Honor Flight Chicago Corp.
Identify and honor Lake County senior war veterans

$11,000

Hospice of the Calumet Area
Transitions Program

$5,000

Indiana Ballet Theatre
Scholarships for Lake County residents

$2,000

International Institute/LACASA
Resources for Positive Impact

$10,000

Indiana Parenting Institute
Zero Tolerance Truancy Reduction Program for Families

$10,000

Nazareth Home
Volunteer Coordinator

$12,500

Pathway to Adventure Council–Boy Scouts of America
Gary in STEM Scouts

$8,920

Salvation Army
Healthy Food Assistance

$17,382

South Shore Arts
MoTown vs. Chi-Town: the Indiana Connection

$5,000


2016 Fall Grant Cycle:
Knight Donor Advised Fund


Accion Chicago
Business development coaching event

$5,000

Better Block Foundation
Two keynote presentations and survey/recommendations from Better Block Foundation

$7,500

Calumet Artist Residency
Gary Poetry Project

$15,000

City of Gary Parks Department
Interpretive wall mural and restroom renovation at Reed Park

$12,100

Decay Devils
Union Station Revive

$20,000

Devoted 2 Healing
Faith Farms Urban Garden

$10,000

Gary Black Film Festival (Fractured Atlas)
Support 4-6 movie screenings and an assessment determining potential support for a fully functional cinema

$10,000

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District
Sculpture Garden

$25,000

Nelson Algren Society
Create Nelson Algren Museum and public mural

$3,500

Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center
A coding bootcamp to provide technical training on coding and web programming

$7,900


2016 Fall Grant Cycle:
Thriving Hobart Seniors


Maria Reiner Center
Volunteer sustainability and growth; continued programming

$30,000

School City of Hobart
Hobart Senior Fun

$8,000

South Lake County Community Services
Hobart Senior Transportation

$10,000