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Grants from Community Funds

John P. & Anne H. Daley Community Fund, Ernest & Mildred Delco Community Fund,
Charles T. & Pauline Dye Community Fund, Ruth W. Pollingue Community Fund,
Phillip A. Sprague Community Fund, Unity Foundation Community Fund

 

American Red Cross—La Porte County Chapter: Fire Family Assistance Project: Providing emergency services & financial assistance for victims of fire disasters  $3000

Boy Scouts of America – La Salle Council: After School Scouting: Continuation of after school scouting activities for at-risk Michigan City Area elementary students $184*

Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City: Keystone Club: Character and leadership program focusing on academic success, career preparation, and community service  $2000

Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary: Sacred Heart Food Pantry: The purchase of freezers to safely store meats and other perishable food items  $1165

Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary: Children’s Vision Screening: Vision screening services for preschool students in La Porte County $2500

Citizens Concerned for the Homeless: Grace Learning Center Community Access Point: Program to ensure Michigan City residents access to unemployment and employment services  $3000

Citizens Concerned for the Homeless: Sand Castle Shelter Floor No More: Funding to allow residents to purchase necessary household items at local thrift stores as they attempt to reestablish their own living space  $3000

Dunebrook: Body Safety: Child sexual abuse prevention program educating children on how to protect their bodies  $3000

Dunebrook: Family Depot: Incentive program to encourage participation in programs designed to assist parents in becoming more resourceful, resilient, and self-sufficient  $2000

Eta Eta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi: Summer Literacy/Language Clinic:  Program providing summer services to children having delays in speech & language development  $2000

Garner Foundation: Holiday Meals: Providing traditional holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) meals to disadvantaged community members  $665

Hailmann Elementary School: Together We Achieve: Extended day program addressing students’ remedial & enrichment needs $2400*

Healthy Communities of La Porte County: Special Reading Needs: Providing additional literacy teaching support for program-identified elementary MCAS students $2412*

Healthy Communities of La Porte County: Every Child Ready to Read: Development and implementation of early literacy play spaces within the La Porte County Public Library system  $1500

Housing Opportunities: Permanent Supportive Housing: Providing home repairs and support programs for homeless individuals and families  $3000

Junior Achievement of La Porte County: Elementary Economics, Our City: Continuation of classes offered to third grade students during the 2012-2013 academic year  $2000

La Porte County Habitat for Humanity: Fall House Build 2012: Purchasing building materials for new home $3000

La Porte County Family YMCA: ADA Compliant Pool Lift: The purchase of a pool lift to be in compliance with the American Disabilities Act $3000

La Porte County Family Y Community Child Care and Learning Center: Double Oven: The purchase and installation of kitchen double oven to comply with State of Indiana licensing requirement  $1480

La Porte Hospital Foundation: IU Health La Porte CHC Obstetrics Program: Assisting medically underserved patients in receiving prenatal & obstetric services  $3000

La Porte Service League: Give Kids a Smile: Program providing preschool students in La Porte Community School Corporation a dental health kit, instruction on brushing technique, and nutritional guidance  $1500

Leadership La Porte County: High School Leadership: Program providing leadership skills training, team-building, & community knowledge   $1500

Jack and Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Academic Achievement through Art: Expansion of kindergarten through grade 8 after school art program for New Prairie United School Corporation   $1500

Michigan City Soul Steppers: The Art of Stepping Again: Purchase of program related supplies as well as supplementing competition fees & travel expenses  $814*

New Prairie Middle School: Middle School Mentoring Program: Continuation of services, specifically coordinator costs associated with program implementation  $3000

New Prairie United School Corporation: Balanced Literacy in the Afterschool Setting: Expansion of Balanced Literacy program into the afterschool activity center  $3000

North Central Community Action Agencies: Matter of Facts Program: Providing math instruction and tutoring for low to moderate income students in grades 3-6  $2000

Open Door Adolescent Health Center: Intervention & Treatment Program:  Substance abuse &/or mental health services for Michigan City High School  students   $2000*

Parents & Friends: Escort Program: Provides appointment & personal needs transportation & assistance for older & functionally impaired adults   $1500

Parents & Friends: Community Living Program: Day camp program helping clients become less dependent and improve personal skills  $2000

Parents & Friends: Leadership La Porte County: Funding for a staff member to complete Leadership La Porte County training  $800

Parents & Friends: Transportation for the Disabled: Funding to help meet a matching funds requirement for the acquisition of two vans from INDOT  $3000

Purdue University – North Central: 2012 Program Sponsorship Sinai Forum: Guest speakers to enrich the quality of life in La Porte County by increasing awareness of important issues of the day  $2000

READ La Porte County, Inc.: Dyslexia Training Part 2: Continued training through the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana   $2000

Salvation Army – La Porte: Christmas Food Box Distribution: Provide $15 meat vouchers for individuals/families   $2000

Salvation Army – Michigan City:  Emergency Services & Basic Needs: Funding to provide services for the increasing number of families facing poverty for the first time   $3000

Salvation Army – Michigan City: Gift of Warmth Utility Assistance: Program to financially assist disadvantaged families facing the disconnection of utility services   $2000

Salvation Army – Michigan City: Overnight Shelter & Daytime Resource Center for Homeless Men: Continuation of nightly overnight shelter & the creation of an extended  daytime shelter offering resources and services   $3000

Salvation Army – Michigan City: Stuff-A-Shelf – Fill-A-Freezer: Purchasing of needed pantry staples and meat products for food pantry  $3000

Samaritan Counseling Center: Client Fee Subsidy Project: Supplemental funding for clients who are unable to pay full fees for needed services  $2000

Samaritan Counseling Center: Counseling in Elementary Schools: Implementation of a therapeutic on-site counseling service for MCAS elementary students  $2079*

Social & Learning Institute for the Disadvantaged: Adaptive Mental Health & Social Skills Development: Implementation of curriculum addressing the mental health needs of intellectually disabled clients  $2000

Stepping Stone Shelter for Women: Father Essay/Mother-Son Bonding/Gettin’ Ahead Programs:  Mother-Son Date events, Father of the Year essay contest, and self-sufficiency program for residents   $3000

Supplemental United Pantry: “Winter Wonder Full Pantry”: Purchasing of pantry staples as part of primary food drive prior to the upcoming holiday season  $1000

Youth Service Bureau of La Porte County: Big Brothers Big Sisters “School Buddies”: Program providing a positive role model for students focusing on friendship building, social skills, & academics   $3000

Youth Service Bureau of La Porte County: Kids on the Block: An educational physical abuse, sexual abuse, & neglect awareness program for La Porte County second grade students   $3000

 

Grants from Field of Interest Funds

 

Kay Franklin Commemorative Fund

Hailmann Elementary School: Together We Achieve: Extended day program addressing students’ remedial & enrichment needs  $600*

Healthy Communities of La Porte County: Special Reading Needs: Providing additional literacy teaching support for program identified elementary MCAS students   $588*

 

La Porte County Mental Health Fund

Open Door Adolescent Health Center: Intervention & Treatment Program:  Substance abuse &/or mental health services for Michigan City High School students  $1000*

Samaritan Counseling Center: Counseling in Elementary Schools: Implementation of a therapeutic on-site counseling service for MCAS elementary students  $921*

 

Polad Animal Care Endowment Fund

Independent Cat Society: Partners in Life: Program to prevent the separation of families & their pets due to financial strain or illness, and to provide spay/neutering  $1000

Michiana Humane Society & SPCA: La Porte County Cat  Rescue Project: Provides food, shelter, & medical care for stray cats & kittens  $732

 

Charles Westcott Youth Fund

Boy Scouts of America – La Salle Council: After School Scouting: Continuation of after school scouting activities for at-risk Michigan City Area elementary students   $1186*

Michigan City Soul Steppers: The Art of Stepping Again: Purchase of program related supplies as well as supplementing competition fees & travel expenses   $1186*

 

Anonymous Funds

Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary: Financial Assistance/Self Sufficiency: Direct assistance for individuals participating in program to develop financial self-sufficiency  $2500

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Concert: Funding to enable staff and volunteers to initiate a concentrated effort on audience development and engaging residents  $2000

Swanson Center: Case Management at Men’s Homeless Shelter: Funding for caseworkers to provide assistance and referral services to homeless men utilizing the shelter at First Presbyterian Church Michigan City   $1000

* Program was awarded funding from both Community Funds and a Field of Interest Fund.

2012 Grants

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