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Porter County Community Foundation awards grants

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The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded $99,393 to 15 local nonprofits.

The funds were awarded as part of the foundation’s bi-annual grants cycle. The nonprofit organizations receiving grants support children, families, animals and art in the community.

Grant recipients include:

  • Art Barn School of Art: $10,000 for a fire and security system and to improve accessibility.
  • Call-A-Ride: $6,000 for operating two vans in Hebron and Boone Township.
  • The Caring Place: $10,000 for OhanaLink Purple, a mobile technology to provide secure communication.
  • Compass International Family Center: $10,000 for community growth and services for newcomer, international families to Porter County.
  • Dressed for School: $10,000 for clothing and shoes for elementary and middle-school children.
  • Duneland Family YMCA: $5,000 for an educational sensory room at the YMCA Healthy Living Campus.
  • Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana: $9,893 for a confidence program curriculum for girls in third through fifth grades.
  • Hilltop Neighborhood House: $10,000 for a free public soup kitchen.
  • Humane Indiana: $5,000 for the transportation of animals and people for education programs and wildlife release.
  • Independent Cat Society: $5,000 for feline spay and neuter procedures and inoculations.
  • Moraine House: $4,500 for masonry work to create a safer living environment.
  • Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra: $5,000 for a Holiday Pops Porter County concert.
  • Opportunity Enterprises: $5,000 for a generator for the Fiesta Group Home in Portage.
  • Playact Theatre: $3,000 for performance lighting equipment.
  • Three20 Recovery: $1,000 for a music program.

The foundation provides funds for humanitarian, cultural, educational and environmental purposes. The funds were raised through the support of community members. The organization collaborates with community members to support their favorite causes by creating permanent endowment funds.

The PCCF distributes about $350,000 annually to local nonprofits. Since the foundation was established in 1996, it has distributed $37 million in grants and scholarships to organizations and students in the community.


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