South Lake County - The Crown Point Community Foundation awarded $74,444 in grants to the community as part of its June 1st grant cycle. These 23 grants will enrich the lives of residents throughout South Lake County (Crown Point, Cedar Lake, Lowell and Winfield), from helping Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited with purchasing replacement horse riding equipment and gravel to improve the parking lot to helping Phil’s Friends with increasing the amount of care packages for the Hope Center in Crown Point.
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.
Below are the recipients of the June 1st grant cycle:
Boy Scout Troop #129 - up to $3,000 match
Purchase a new trailer for the growing troop.
Boy Scout Troop #48 - $4,500
Purchase a second trailer and gear to support increased membership of Troop #48 and new Troop #48 for girls.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater NWI - $6,400
Fee assistance for 20 Club members to attend Kidstop summer programming.
Challenger Learning Center of NWI - $3,373
Purchase 30 Magiscopes for mobile learning centers.
Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce - $2,800
Help fund the 2019 Symphony on the Lawn concert in Cedar Lake.
Coats for Kids and Families - $1,000
Purchase, clean and mend gently used and new coats, hats, scarves and gloves for needy families.
Colonel Wheeler PTA, Inc. - $2,500
Purchase a long range laser projector for the gymnasium.
CPCSC/CPHS Internship program - $1,000
Financial support for students enrolled in the Internship program pursuing certification in EMT, CMA etc.
Down Syndrome Assoc of NWI & Chicagoland - $3,000
Hold a one-day conference with educational experts providing tools, tips and benefits for those that service or support someone with disabilities.
Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited - $2,165
Purchase replacement horse-riding equipment and 60 cubic yards of gravel to improve parking.
Friends of the Veterans Memorial Parkway, Inc. - $5,000
Provide artist fees for 3 monuments at the Lake County WWI & II Veterans Memorials and Holocaust Remembrance site in Crown Point.
Hanover Jr Wildcat Football & Cheer - $3,100
Cover the cost of helmet re-conditioning.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry - $2,500
Help pay processing fees on wild game donations to donate meat to hunger relief agencies.
Lake County Fairgrounds - $1,250
Purchase pet waste bags for the Fairgrounds.
Meals on Wheels of NWI Inc. - $5,000
Provide healthy, nutritious meal delivery and wellness check and companionable visit to residents in South Lake County.
NWI Aviation Search and Rescue - up to $2,500 match
Funding to purchase equipment for helicopter search and rescue operations.
NWI Symphony Society, Inc. - $5,000
Provide funding for the five concert series performed at Living Hope Church.
Paladin Inc./The Arc NWI - $5,856
Obtain sensory equipment to provide individuals an opportunity to explore and engage in a well versed sensory environment.
Phil’s Friends - $4,500
Increasing the amount of care packages for the Hope Center in Crown Point.
Rebuilding Together of South Lake County. - $2,000
Funding to help repair home in Crown Point for elderly, disabled or low income families.
United Negro College Fund - $1,500
Support scholarship awards to outstanding high school students from low income families in South Lake County.
Urban Students of America, Inc. - $1,500
Program to encourage youth entrepreneurship to help decrease crime rates and drug use.
Winfield Township Trustee - $5,000 conditional
Repair and replace siding on the Leroy Community Center and complete a newly installed pavilion.
The Crown Point Community Foundation (CPCF) awards grants from the unrestricted community 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, www.thecpcf.org.