Crown Point Community Foundation Awards 2017 Grants

Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-2017The Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $67,416.98 in 22 community grants during its recent grant cycle. Grantees ranged from youth baseball to an Art Therapy program, all enriching the lives of South Lake County.

Unrestricted community grants are made possible by donors who create funds to support South Lake County community causes and entrust the CPCF to allocate those funds to the greatest need. The Cedar Lake community has joined efforts with the CPCF to increase grant making potential in South Lake County with the creation of the Cedar Lake Community Fund. The jointly funded grants indicated below are a prime example of communities working together to make a positive impact.

Below are the recipients of the June 1st grant cycle:

American Legion Post #20 Baseball $1,000
Fund the 16-18 yr. old Babe Ruth league

Boys and Girls Clubs of NWI $6,195 Jointly Funded
Purchase and install a new fire alarm system in the Cedar Lake Club

Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. $2,000 Jointly Funded
Purchase a sonar unit for the ice/water rescue division

Chasing Dreams, Inc. $2,250
Fund the housing costs for summer camp

Community Cancer Research Foundation/Cancer Resource Center $1,000
Cover the cost of an expressive Art Therapy Program at St. Mary Medical Center

CPHS Vex Robotics Team 1233 Underdogs $2,936
Support the Robotics Team

Col. Wheeler Middle School Robotics Team $2,500
Support the Robotics Team

Col. Wheeler Middle School Challenger Learning Center Field Trip $2,000
Help fund a field trip for 6th grade students

Crown Point 4th of July Celebration Committee $2,500
Help support the cost of the 4th of July Celebrations

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $1,000
Pay processing fees on donated large game and livestock, donated to Food Relief Agencies in South Lake County

Lake County Fairgrounds $1,200
Purchase pet waste bags for use in the Fairgrounds

Lake Court House Foundation, Inc. $3,700
Fund repair projects in the Old Lake Court House

Meals on Wheels of NWI $5,000
Provide meals to clients in South Lake County

NWI Suicide Prevention Council/Geminus Corp. $2,500
Fund a Suicide Prevention Conference at Franciscan Alliance CP

NWI Symphony Society, Inc. $5,000
Support 3 classical concerts at Bethel Church

Operation Combat Bikesaver $6,000 Jointly Funded
Cover the cost of parts for motorcycles for the Operation Combat Bikesaver program, which focuses on vets battling PTSD, TBI and depression

Pink Ribbon Society $5,000
Support the Pink Ribbon Society Fundraiser

Real Strong Girls/Lake Area United Way $1,950
Help fund a “Lock In” event for young girls from struggling households

United Negro College Fund, Inc. $1,000
Support a scholarship pool for outstanding high school scholars from NWI

Winfield Township Trustee Office $5,000 match
Add swings to playground equipment at Leroy Park

Winfield/Jerry Ross Elementary PTO $4,002
Purchase inclusive playground equipment for children of all capabilities to participate alongside their peers

Wittenberg Village $3,683.98
Purchase and install a handicap door, add new furniture and umbrellas for the courtyard area

The Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) awards grants from the unrestricted funds held in the CPCF Endowment Fund three times a year. The three application cycles are February 1st, June 1st and September 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be held for consideration during the following cycle. Only one grant application per organization or agency will be eligible within a 12-month period. The CPCF Grant Committee reviews all applications. For more information about the CPCF and to download a grant application visit the Foundation website,