MERRILLVILLE – The Legacy Foundation of Lake County has announced it has distributed $555,700 in educational, cultural and community grants the past year, include $143,000 in the most recent round of awards.
The First Tee of Hammond received $6,500 to fund its ACT/SAT Prep and Golf Career Awareness programs.
“We’re trying to help our high school participants be more prepared to go to college and to stay in college,” said Tiffani English, interim executive director of The First Tee.
Other grants include $9,500 to Chorus Angelorum to support the 26th annual Concert of Music; $4,500 to Indiana University Northwest to publish “Dreams of Duneland,” a coffee table book of photographs; $8,703 to White’s Residential & Family Services Inc. for two 15-week session of Nurturing Families Program and a 13-week session of the Nurturing Fathers Program; $15,000 to Our Family Center to support after school tutoring; $25,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana for college prep activities; $8,700 to Communities in Schools of East Chicago for a post-secondary educational opportunity; $15,000 to Educating to Excel for mentoring students in grades six to 12; $15,000 to Gary Life Education Initiative for college readiness programs; $5,000 for G.E.M.S. for college readiness workshops; $5,000 to International Institute of LACASA for a student assistance program for post-secondary education; $11,400 to Our Family Center for a college preparatory program; $1,000 to Purdue University Calumet’s TRIO Program for community seminars and workshop on college access; $11,500 to the Salvation Army of Gary/Merrillville for continuation of after-school and summer remediation programs; and $1,000 to the Hobart Education Foundation to support a social outing at County Line orchard for grandparents and their their grandchildren.