2021 Transform Lake County Spring/Summer Grants

Grants from this cycle are supported by the Lake County Community Fund and multiple Unrestricted Funds.

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
African American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. The Glen$12,500
American Red CrossBlood Saves Lives$5,000
Campagna AcademyOASIS-Safety and Slumber$18,297
Clark Road Genesis Family Center Inc.Bridge To Excellence$18,276
Community Change Center: WeAreOneReentry-Specific Adult Education$7,500
Erin's Farm NFPDirector of Animal Care$22,800
Fair Haven Center for WomenServices for Human Trafficking Survivors in Northwest Indiana$19,350
Genesis GuildLighting system upgrade$12,500
Hearts in MotionNew Directions$19,500
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry"Meat" the Need$2,500
Humane IndianaHumane Indiana Crisis Intervention$14,911
Laini Fluellen CharitiesKnow Your Lemons - Breast Health Education Campaign$6,750
New Beginnings ClubhouseClubhouse Expansion$10,000
Pack Away HungerNorthwest Indiana Pack Away Hunger Day$2,500
Rockopelli, Inc.PelliPlay$2,000
Stressbusters Inc.Stress Management using Massage Therapy$7,308
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.Access Pass Northwest Expansion$10,000
The Morning Bishop Theatre Playhouse, Inc.BISHOPBOXES Mentoring Project$5,000
Whiting Public LibraryLibrary of Things$8,000

Lake County COVID-19 Vaccine Community Outreach Grants

Grants totaling $5,000 were funded through the Rise NWI Fund to help organizations conduct outreach and education programs around the COVID-19 vaccine.

Organization NameProject Description
Family Life Community Youth CenterHost Community Connect Picnics to encourage COVID-19 vaccination in Gary; conduct print and digital advertising.
Gary Community PartnershipHost a Back-to-School Health Fair. COVID-19 vaccinations will be provided on-site.
Ivy Tech FoundationHost a series of Lunch and Learn sessions at Lake County Ivy Tech campuses to provide education around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lakeshore Public MediaProduce ad campaigns around COVID-19 vaccination.
Urban League of Northwest IndianaConduct COVID-19 vaccine outreach throughout the City of Gary. Project includes canvassing, phone banking, and radio and print advertising.

2020 Fall/Winter Grants

Grants from this cycle are supported by the Lake County Community Fund, multiple Unrestricted Funds, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund and the Maria Reiner Senior Citizens Fund.

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
Ancilla Systems Incorporated (Sojourner Truth House)
Meeting Basic Needs to Enhance Public Safety
$7,500.00
Cedar Lake Historical Association

Steam through History $10,000.00
Community Help Network
Buddy Bags
$5,000.00
Dunes Dog Training
Pets N Vets Program
$1,500.00
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited
New Tractor
$10,000.00
Franciscan Health Foundation
Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) - Hobart
$7,000.00
Friends of Whiting Library
Whiting Public Library's Book Bike
$6,000.00
Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (GAPS)
GAPS-Inner-City Pathways Program
$10,000.00
Gary Community Partnership
Gary Community Partnership/Chicago Echo House Community Garden Collaboration $6,000.00
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Girl Scouts in Lake County
$20,000.00
Griffith Parks and Recreation Department (GPRD)
Cheever Park Baseball Field Renovation
$15,000.00
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana
Financial Peace
$3,340.00
Hands of Hope
Foster Together
$20,000.00
HealthVisions Midwest Inc
HEART Program
$12,500.00
Indiana Plan for Equal Employment
Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Awareness Program
$12,500.00
Maria Reiner Center
Operational and Administrative Support
$26,797.00
Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana
Delivering Meals and Wellness Checks to Hobart Seniors In Need
$10,000.00
National Park Trust
Enhancing and Completing Indiana Dunes National Park and the Greater Marquette Greenway
$7,000.00
Paladin, Inc.
Precautionary Safety for Individuals with Disabilities and Staff
$6,321.00
Pathway to Adventure Council, Inc. Boy Scouts of America
STEM in Scouting
$17,000.00
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
Sexual and Reproductive Health Education
$7,500.00
Purdue University EPICSUrban Farming
$25,000.00
Rebuilding Hope Mission Team
Wheelchair Ramp Ministry
$5,000.00
South Lake County Community Services
Hobart Senior Transportation Services
$6,000.00
St. Jude House
New Fencing for Client Parking Lot and Beautification of Perimeter
$10,000.00
TradeWinds Services Inc
Community Employment for People with Disabilities
$20,000.00
United Charitable - Athletes for Charity
NWI Athlete Mentoring Program
$5,000.00

2020 COVID-19 Response Grants

Organization NameProgram CategoryGrant Amount
1st Baptist ChurchPersonal Protective Equipment$2,500
1st Tabernacle MB ChurchFood Assistance$2,720
219 Health NetworkPersonal Protective Equipment$7,500
ALS Association of IndianaMedical Needs$3,000
Ancilla Systems/Nazareth HomeFood Assistance and Medical Needs$1,000
Ancilla Systems/Sojourner Truth HouseFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$5,000
Beachfront DanceTechnology $7,000
Best Buddies IndianaTechnology$1,000
Bethel ChurchTechnology$15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater NWIEducational Materials and Food Assistance$15,000
Catholic Charities Diocese of GaryFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$4,500
Cause 4PawsAnimal Care$1,000
City Life CenterFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$7,000
Community Health NetworkPersonal Protective Equipment$7,500
Crossroads YMCAChildcare$8,000
Crown Point LibraryTechnology$6,000
CR WorksHousing Assistance$8,259
East Chicago Public LibraryTechnology$2,500
Edgewater HealthPersonal Protective Equipment$7,500
Fair Haven Center for WomenTechnology$6,000
Faith TempleFood Assistance and Childcare$5,000
Family Life Community Youth CenterFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$5,000
First United Methodist ChurchFood Assistance$12,500
Food Bank of NWIFood Assistance$12,500
Franciscan Health FoundationMedical Needs$12,500
GAP Food PantryFood Assistance$2,000
Gary Public LibraryTechnology$2,500
Goodwill IndustriesChildcare$5,000
Grace Beyond BordersFood Assistance$4,000
Habitat for Humanity of NWICleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment$2,000
Hannah's HopeEducational Materials$1,250
Hanover TownshipFood Assistance$1,000
HealthLinc, Inc.Medical Needs $7,500
Healthy East ChicagoFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$3,000
Hobart Food PantryFood Assistance$2,500
Hoosiers Feeding the HungryFood Assistance$4,000
Hope Christian Food PantryFood Assistance$1,000
Immigrant Welcome NetworkFood and Housing Assistance$2,500
International Institute of NWIFamily Assistance$5,000
IWIN FoundationFood Assistance$3,900
Jesus Christ MinistriesFood Assistance$1,000
Meals on Wheels of NWIFood Assistance$15,000
MOVE ChurchFood Assistance$1,000
New Star ServicesPersonal Protective Equipment$5,000
NWI Information Sharing and Security AllianceFood Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment$15,000
Paladin Inc.Personal Protective Equipment$7,500
PATHFood Assistance$8,000
Porter Starke ServicesFood Assistance$7,500
Respite Care and ServicesPersonal Protective Equipment$5,000
Salvation Army of Lake CountyHousing Assistance$15,000
South Shore Neighborhood Development Corp.Small Business Assistance$25,000
St. Joseph Carmelite HomeTechnology, Cleaning Supplies, and Personal Protective Equipment, Food Assistance$15,425
St. Joseph ChurchFood Assistance$1,000
St. Jude HouseCleaning Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment$3,000
St. Mary of the Lake Food Assistance$1,000
St. Vincent de Paul Food PantryFood Assistance$2,000
Tradewinds ServicesPersonal Protective Equipment$15,000
Urban League of NWITax Assistance$5,000
Wabash CenterPersonal Protective Equipment$3,000
Whiting Public LibraryEducational Materials$2,500
YWCA of GaryChildcare$12,000