Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grants

2013-11-08T00:00:00Z 2013-11-14T11:40:13Z Community foundation awards $58,559.78 in grantsTimes Staff
November 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $58,559.78 during its September grant cycle, to make a total of more than $189,000 awarded this year.

The 20 grantees and the amounts they received are:

  • Boy Scout Troop 48 - equipment upgrades and camperships, $3,970
  • Catholic Charities – wheelchair ramps in Crown Point and South Lake County, $5,000
  • Lake County Fairgrounds - pet waste disposal bags $1,000
  • Lake County Fairgrounds/Special Olympics - Harvest Fest support $2,500
  • Best Buddies Indiana- ongoing program support at Crown Point High School and Col. John Wheeler Middle School, $2,400
  • Old Homestead Preservation Society – new storm windows, $600
  • Crown Point Pumpkin Festival- prizes and pumpkins, $500
  • St. Jude House Inc.- carpeting for client bedrooms, $4,000
  • Crown Point High School RoboDogs- tools and kit of parts, $5,000
  • Opportunity Enterprises Inc. – enhancements at lakeside property, $2,500
  • Hanover Central High School Pom Cats – uniforms, $2,000
  • Crown Point High School Science Department - materials for chemistry class project, $627.15
  • Merrillville Rotary Club Charities - Clothing our Children event, $2,000
  • Crown Point Teen MOPS - resources for the program, $3,000
  • Taltree Arboretum & Gardens – field trip expenses for Crown Point students, $1,500
  • Lake Region Christian Assembly – seating and tables for the dining room, $5,000
  • MacArthur Elementary School Robotics Team- after school program, $3,000
  • IN Writers Consortium – poetry program at Crown Point elementary schools, $822.63
  • Franciscan Communities Inc.- Respiratory Therapy Program, $3,140
  • Care and Relief Fund – special emergency fund, $10,000

The foundation reviews grants three times each year, having awarded $189,903 this year to organizations serving Crown Point, Winfield, Cedar Lake and south Lake County.

"These unrestricted grants are made possible because of the generosity of our donors," said President Patricia Huber.

The Grant Committee reviews applications that fit the mission and vision of the foundation - to enhance the quality of life in Crown Point and Northwest Indiana - and makes recommendations to the board of directors, which approves funding.

The next grant cycle is Feb. 1, 2014. For a grant application, call (219) 662-7252, visit or stop by the office at 115 S. Court St.

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