Nonprofit businesses and organizations significantly contribute to the economic health and development of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties, according to a study released by The Center on Philanthrophy at Indiana University.
HEBRON | Every Child Ministries has been honored with a 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
CROWN POINT | Salt & Light of NWI will host a conference Dec. 1 for churches, small groups and community members seeking to serve, impact and transform Northwest Indiana.
LANSING | The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has given out more than $29,000 already this year, and the next opportunity to apply for the Local Tourism Marketing Grant program is coming soon.
CALUMET CITY | AT&T Illinois has announced Tomorrow's Youth Foundation Inc. is the winner of an "AT&T Investing in Illinois Award."
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | If you plan on doing business with the state of Illinois, you'd better learn to beg -- preferably to an influential politician.
MERRILLVILLE | Local students who may never have had the opportunity to prepare for college entrance exams will have a better chance to attend college and prepare for careers through a grant from Legacy Foundation, Lake County's philanthropic partner.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) will host its 13th annual golf outing Aug. 15 at the newly renovated Glenwoodie Golf Course, 19301 S. State St. in Glenwood.
VALPARAISO | The founder of a nonprofit home health care agency and the former chief of a Valparaiso child care provider were among those who received accolades Wednesday for service to their communities.
Hiawatha Bell, of Harvey, has been recognized for her work ethic by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Catholic Charities has honored Hiawatha Bell, of Harvey, with its employee recognition award for her service as a program coordinator in the agency's South Suburban Senior Services, according to a news release from the agency.
TradeWinds, a nonprofit agency in Gary servicing people with developmental disabilities, honored five of its clients Wednesday for their work performance. Pictured from left are John Bonich, Edward McCollum Jr., Charles Hood, Kevin Worst and Garnett Coleman.
GARY | Five male adult clients of TradeWinds were honored Wednesday during a luncheon at the Majestic Star Casino Hotel for their work ethic and attitude at the nonprofit agency that serves developmentally disabled individuals.
CROWN POINT | Verizon Foundation is offering up to $100,000 in grants for Hoosier nonprofits that provide services to families whose lives have been upended by domestic violence.
INDIANAPOLIS | The IUPUI Solution Center invites nominations of nonprofit organizations for the 2011 Indiana Achievement Awards. Nomination information is available at iaa.iupui.edu/, and completed nominations must be received by the new deadline, 5 p.m., June 10, 2011.
VALPARAISO | As thousands of college students head to Florida beaches to celebrate spring break, a group of students has come to Northwest Indiana, and it's not for the beautiful weather.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply now for the Great Lake Award Initiative, an opportunity to build capacity through training, technical assistance and a "Make it Happen" grant opportunity.
The board of directors of the March of Dimes' Northwest Indiana division recently named Matt Valuckis as its new chairman. Division Director Victor A. Garcia announced the two-year term appointment in December.
EAST CHICAGO | The NW Chapter of the Indiana Credit Union League donated $1,000 to the St. Joseph Carmelite Home of East Chicago in late December.
Sister Maria, of the St. Joseph Carmelite Home/Holy Innocents Center in East Chicago, accepts a $1,000 donation from Shirley Patellis, chairperson of the NW Chapter of the Indiana Credit Union League.
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