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

2019 Fall/Winter Grant Cycle:

Transform Lake County Grants

Organization NameProgram/Project TitleGrant Amount
American Red CrossHome Fire Relief$10,000
South Shore Dance Alliance, Inc.Classically African American$4,000
South Shore ArtsMaurice Sendak Exhibit children's education programming/"In the Gallery with Monsters"$12,500
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and KentuckyReproductive Health Care and Education in Lake County$10,000
Center For Independent DocumentaryWalkable USA$25,000
Center for PossibilitiesA Playground for Everyone$5,000
Cedar Lake MinistriesOutdoor Education Expansion of High & Low Ropes Course with Community Focus$12,500
Meals on Wheels of Northwest IndianaTechnology Upgrades to Increase Capacity and Efficiency and Protect Client Privacy$6,000
STARBASE IN-GarySTARBASE$5,000
Gary Alumni Pathway to Students (GAPS)Innercity Pathway Program (IPP)$12,500
1st United Methodist ChurchBuddy Bags$2,500
Hospice of the Calumet AreaMusic Therapy$3,750
St. Jude HouseUpgrading Bedrooms at St. Jude House Domestic Violence Shelter$5,295
Erin's Farm NFPAnimal Shelter$7,500
Girls on the Run of Northwest IndianaEmpowering Lake County girls$5,383
Gleaners of South Lake CountyStore Rebuild$10,000
Best Buddies IndianaBest Buddies Friendship Expansion 2019/20$5,000
Indiana Parenting InstituteRare Voices (RaV) Leadership Program for Girls$3,122
Paladin, Inc.Precautionary Safety for Individuals with Disabilities and Supportive Staff$6,075
The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative FoundationFirst Responder Training with Emphasis on Law Enforcement Community$12,500
Crossroads YMCA Griffith branchSafety Around Water$13,666

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 Plan$40,000
Decay DevilsThe 1906 Initiative$50,000
FAITH CDCFAITH Farm Community Garden$50,000
Gary Community PartnershipReese Park Improvement$5,000
Sojourner Truth HouseSteel City Boxtown$100,000
Urban League of NWINeighborhood Connect Initiative$25,000

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) - Hobart$2,500
Meals on Wheels of Northwest IndianaDelivering Meals and Wellness Checks to Hobart Seniors$4,500
South Lake County Community ServicesHobart Senior Transportation Services$6,620
School City of HobartHobart Senior Fun$2,000
Maria Reiner CenterProgram Director Salary$30,000
Hobart Family YMCAHobart Family YMCA Seniors Initiative$5,000

2019 Spring/Summer Grant Cycle:

Transform Lake County Grants

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
Making Music Legacies!
$10,000
The City of Hammond
Bike Trail Connector Project
$25,000
Dunes Dog Training
Pets N Vets Program
$2,500
Food Bank of Northwest Indiana
SNAP Outreach
$15,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Trauma-Informed GirlSpace Northwest Indiana Program
$15,366
Goodwill LEADS Inc.
Digital Skills Certification
$25,000
Griffith Parks and Recreation Department
Parks Improvement
$25,000
Healthy East Chicago
East Chicago MOMS Taking Charge
$5,000
Mascot Hall of Fame
Mascot Hall of Fame 2019-2020
$25,000
Multiple Agencies
Legacy Sponsorship Program
$20,000
Neighbors' Educational Opportunities
Lake County English Language Services
$6,500
Pack Away Hunger
Northwest Indiana Meal Packing Event
$10,000
POP on Youth Violence
Project Outreach and Prevention on Youth Violence Foundation
$10,000
Save the Dunes Conservation Fund, Inc.
Wayfinding Signs for Improved Safety and Ecosystem Health
$3,700
Scan, Inc.
Clinical Therapy Support for Families Experiencing Child Abuse or Neglect
$3,000
Top 20, Inc.
Project Connect
$5,000
Towle Theater
Towle Education Department - Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE)
$10,000
White's Residential and Family Services
Ensuring a Home for Kids in Need