Coronavirus Response Fund for East Chicago


Foundations of East Chicago launches the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

Coronavirus Response Fund for East Chicago

Now is the time for all of us to come together to support communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Foundations of East Chicago put in $20,000, and we need you to join us in raising funds for our neighbors in East Chicago, Indiana, who are facing uncertainty and hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The demand for emergency health services, food, rent, utility, and childcare assistance as well as mental health services is anticipated. This is when we will need our service providers the most. Northwest Indiana’s nonprofit organizations are the fabric of our social safety net and essential partners during this public health crisis. As nonprofit organizations respond, they may become financially vulnerable themselves as they scramble to cover the cost of expanding their services or suspend programs and events that generate revenue.

The Response Fund will provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations serving East Chicago residents who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund intends to provide grants on a rolling basis to ensure dollars are deployed in the community quickly and responsively. Active fundraising is underway, which will enable multiple rounds of support as the community needs and challenges evolve, and as we gain greater clarity about the course of this crisis. We welcome public donations of any size to this page. 100% of all contributions will go directly to programs and services identified by Foundations of East Chicago and Legacy Foundation.


Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880 

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