2019 Fall/Winter Grant Cycle:

Transform Lake County Grants

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
American Red CrossHome Fire Relief10000
South Shore Dance Alliance, Inc.Classically African American4000
South Shore ArtsMaurice Sendak Exhibit children's education programming/"In the Gallery with Monsters"12500
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and KentuckyReproductive Health Care and Education in Lake County10000
Center For Independent DocumentaryWalkable USA25000
Center for PossibilitiesA Playground for Everyone5000
Cedar Lake MinistriesOutdoor Education Expansion of High & Low Ropes Course with Community Focus12500
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

Technology Upgrades to Increase Capacity and Efficiency and Protect Client Privacy
Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (GAPS)Innercity Pathway Program (IPP)12500
1st United Methodist ChurchBuddy Bags2500
Hospice of the Calumet AreaMusic Therapy3750
St. Jude HouseUpgrading Bedrooms at St. Jude House Domestic Violence Shelter5295
Erin's Farm NFPAnimal Shelter7500
Girls on the Run of Northwest IndianaEmpowering Lake County girls5383
Gleaners of South Lake CountyStore Rebuild10000
Best Buddies IndianaBest Buddies Friendship Expansion 2019/205000
Indiana Parenting InstituteRare Voices (RaV) Leadership Program for Girls3122
Paladin, Inc.Precautionary Safety for Individuals with Disabilities and Supportive Staff6075
The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative FoundationFirst Responder Training with Emphasis on Law Enforcement Community12500
Crossroads YMCA Griffith branchSafety Around Water13666

2019 Informed and Engaged Urban Communities Grants funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
ArtHouseSustainability Plan40000
Decay DevilsThe 1906 Initiative50000
FAITH CDCFAITH Farm Community Garden50000
Gary Community PartnershipReese Park Improvement5000
Sojourner Truth HouseSteel City Boxtown100000
Urban League of NWINeighborhood Connect Initiative25000

2019 Thriving Hobart Seniors Grants funded by the Maria Reiner Senior Citizens Fund

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
Franciscan Health FoundationVolunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) - Hobart2500
Meals on Wheels of Northwest IndianaDelivering Meals and Wellness Checks to Hobart Seniors4500
South Lake County Community ServicesHobart Senior Transportation Services6620
School City of HobartHobart Senior Fun2000
Maria Reiner CenterProgram Director Salary30000
Hobart Family YMCAHobart Family YMCA Seniors Initiative5000

2019 Spring/Summer Grant Cycle:

Transform Lake County Grants

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
Making Music Legacies!
The City of Hammond
Bike Trail Connector Project
Dunes Dog Training
Pets N Vets Program
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
SNAP Outreach
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Trauma-Informed GirlSpace Northwest Indiana Program
Goodwill LEADS Inc.
Digital Skills Certification
Griffith Parks and Recreation Department
Parks Improvement
Healthy East Chicago
East Chicago MOMS Taking Charge
Mascot Hall of Fame
Mascot Hall of Fame 2019-2020
Multiple Agencies
Legacy Sponsorship Program
Neighbors' Educational Opportunities
Lake County English Language Services
Pack Away Hunger
Northwest Indiana Meal Packing Event
POP on Youth Violence
Project Outreach and Prevention on Youth Violence Foundation
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc.
Wayfinding Signs for Improved Safety and Ecosystem Health
Scan, Inc.
Clinical Therapy Support for Families Experiencing Child Abuse or Neglect
Top 20, Inc.
Project Connect
Towle Theater
Towle Education Department - Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE)
White's Residential and Family Services
Ensuring a Home for Kids in Need