Crown Point Community Foundation Awards Community Grants in February 2016 Cycle

Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-New-LogoThe Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $86,085.58 for community grants in the February grant cycle! The following are the grantees:

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary $5,000 assist elderly and/or disabled residents of CP to remain safely in their homes by constructing wheelchair ramps or performing home safety repairs
  • Cats of St. Francis Rescue $1,000 cover medical expenses required to prepare cats for adoption
  • Challenger Learning Center $2,000 assist in upgrading the Center's website
  • Chasing Dreams, Inc. $2,500 assist in subsidizing summer camp for clients with special needs
  • CPCSC/Col. John Wheeler Middle School $875 March for Civil Rights Art Project at the school
  • CPCSC/CPHS AP Testing $3,000 provide assistance to pay for AP testing
  • CPCSC/CPHS Transition Program/Bulldog Workshop $750 financial support to continue the "Bulldog Bucks" program
  • CPCSC/CPHS Vex Robotics Team 1233 $5,000 support for the Robotics team program
  • CPCSC/Eisenhower Elementary School $1,824.72 funding to build a Gaga Pit for the playground
  • Crossroads YMCA/Southlake Branch $2,000 sponsor Hub Run
  • Crown Point Fire Rescue $13,500 funding to purchase a scanner for the rescue dive team
  • Crown Point Kiwanis Club $500 help fund the 59th annual Awards Dinner
  • Crown Point LaCrosse $2,500 funding to provide field space for practice and games
  • Crown Point Panthers Inc./ CP Jr. Bulldog Program $5,000 replace worn helmets and equipment
  • Crown Point Rotary $2,500 assist funding Imagination Library Project
  • Down Syndrome Assoc. of NWI and Chicagoland Area $2,500 Help fund the "Cooking Up Kitchen" in the Community Center
  • First United Methodist Church CP $2,500 provide 2000 green light bulbs to honor local veterans in November
  • Franciscan Alliance Foundation/St. Anthony Health-CP $3,000 co-sponsor NWI Safe Kids Day 2016
  • Hanover Community School Corp. $10,000 improve and enhance media centers at Cedar Lake schools
  • Harvest Ridge Church $442 assistance for the childrens' summer music camp
  • Pack Away Hunger $5,000 help purchase package and distribute meals to children in south lake county
  • Questers Calumet #154 $250 assist with expenses of hosting the State Convention
  • South Shore Arts, Inc. $6,000 assist the CP branch
  • St. John Police and Fire Dept. $1,843.86 provide funding for 1 AED's to the Police and Fire Dept.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church/Awestruck $4,000 help fund lodging for 80 high school youth at Camp LRCA
  • St. Jude House $300 fund room rental fee for special event
  • City of Crown Point $2,300 rental of statue in Crown Point

The Crown Point Community Foundation reviews grants three times throughout the year. These unrestricted grants are made possible because of the generosity of our donors. Unrestricted Endowment Funds allow the Foundation’s Board of Directors the flexibility of distributing grants to community projects, programs and to emergencies in the service area. The Grant Committee reviews the applications for projects that fit the mission and vision of the Crown Point Community Foundation; that is, to enhance the quality of life in Crown Point and South Lake County. The Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors who then approves the grants for funding. The next grant cycle is June 1, 2016. For a grant application packet, please contact the Foundation at 219-662-7252. You can also visit our website, to download an application or stop by our office at 115 S. Court St., Crown Point, IN 46307