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2022 Grant Cycle 1 Grants Awarded

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

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Healthy Children


City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department: Toddler/Youth $3,800 (1 year)


Family Advocates, Inc.: Family Advocates Director of Volunteer Services $30,000 (2 years)

Family Advocates, Inc.: CASA Youth Specialist $24,500 (1 year)

Fly High Youth Services Incorporated: SOAR After School and Summer $5,000 (1 year)


La Porte Community School Corporation: LPCSC: Student, Family, and $160,632 (1 year)

Community Engagement Services

La Porte County Habitat for Humanity: Habitat Home Build 2022-2024 $150,000 (2 years)

MAKS CORP: La Porte County Emergency Request/Safety Project $2,000 (1 year)

Michigan City Economic Development Corporation: Getting La Porte $37,500 (1 year)

County Back to Work

Michigan City Piranha Swim Club: Learning Water Safety & $3,000 (1 year)

Swimming is Healthy

MSD of New Durham Township: Building Blackhawks Mentor Program $6,000 (1 year)

North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc.: Expansion of the $30,000 (1 year)

Emmet D. Wise Community Center

Northwest Health – La Porte: Perinatal Social Worker $95,600 (2 years)

Northwest Health – La Porte: Slicer Health Clinic $149,802 (1 year)

Northwest Health – La Porte: Lil’ FISH Club (TM) $52,535 (1 year)

St. John’s Lutheran School: Social Emotional Learning Program $62,700 (1 year)


The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army of La Porte Backpack program $75,000 (1 year)

The Salvation Army of Michigan City: Weekend Backpack Feeding $12,000 (1 year)


Healthy Living $2,464,741

Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Inc.: Grace Learning Center's $50,848 (1 year)

Teaching Kitchen Program

City of La Porte: City of La Porte Urban Tree Canopy Capacity Building $91,000 (1 year)

Program-Phase 2

City of La Porte: Soldiers Memorial Park Master Plan South Sub-Area - $960,000 (2 years)

Phase 1A

City of La Porte: La Porte Proud – Slicer Pathway $127,150 (1 year)

City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department: Senior Activity Center $43,618 (1 year)

City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department: Summer Playground $21,724 (1 year)

Program 2022

Friendship Botanic Gardens: Accessibility in Friendship Botanic Gardens - $27,500 (1 year)


La Porte Community School Corporation: LPCSC Playground Space $393,901 (1 year)

Improvement and Upgrades

La Porte County Parks Department: Playground replacement at Red $150,000 (1 year)

Mill and Creek Ridge County Parks

La Porte TransPorte: TransPorte Drivers and Operations $120,000 (3 years)

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church: Macedonia Soup Kitchen and $5,000 (1 year)


New Prairie United School Corporation: Empower Hour 5 $120,000 (1 year)

NewDay Foundation of La Porte, INC: NewDay Foundation Cancer Fund $80,000 (2 years)

Notre Dame Catholic School: Faith, Family, Fitness Park $20,000 (1 year)

Purdue Extension – La Porte County: Kingsford Heights Community $4,000 (2 years)


Shirley Heinze Land Trust: Connecting Communities to Nature at Amber $50,000 (1 year)

Flatwoods Nature Preserve

Town of LaCrosse: Grand Kankakee Marsh Trail $200,000 (2 years)

Healthy Minds $108,000

Anam Cara Stables: Grief and Loss Group for Children, Teens, and $6,000 (1 year)


Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Inc.: Keys to Hope Community $20,000 (1 year)

Resource Center – Collective Impact Barrier Busters

Samaritan Counseling Centers, Inc.: Healthy Minds for a Healthy $50,000 (2 years)


United Way of La Porte County: United Way of La Porte County $15,000 (1 year)

System of Care (SOC)

Yana Service Club, Inc.: YANA Service Club Facility Improvements 2022 - $17,000 (1 year)

Siding, Gutters, Rear Entry

Healthy La Porte $331,740

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gary: Safe Haven: Homeless Prevention $15,000 (1 year)

For Individuals and Families

City of La Porte Police Department: La Porte Police Electric UTV Program $11,432 (1 year)

Dunes Art Foundation Inc/Dunes Summer Theatre: 2022 Dunes $13,500 (1 year)

Summer Theatre Season

Friends of the La Porte County Public Library: Digital Navigators $12,000 (1 year)

Indiana Guardianship Services Inc.: La Porte County Guardianship Program $50,000 (2 years)

Interfaith Community PADS, Inc.: Interfaith Community PADS Phase 2/ $25,000 (1 year)

Reserve Builder

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra: 34th Annual Drayton Family $30,000 (2 years)

Children’s Educational Concerts

La Porte Fire Department: La Porte Fire AED Program $24,713 (1 year)

LaCrosse Public Library: Outdoor Reading, Relaxing, and $2,490 (1 year)

Recreating Area

LaCrosse Vol. Fire Department: Lucas Saves Lives Initiative $16,805 (1 year)

La Porte/New Prairie, IN MOMS Club: Mom and Me Adventures $800 (1 year)

MSD of New Durham Township: Westville Little School $50,000 (2 years)

Open Door Community Alliance, Inc: Open Door Community Alliance $20,000 (2 years)

Medication Assistance Program

Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, Inc.: Building a Trauma-Informed $25,000 (1 year)


The Singing Company of La Porte County: The Singing Co. Of La Porte $5,000 (1 year)

County Adult and Children Choral Programs

Unity Foundation of La Porte County: Home Team Coordination $30,000 (2 years)

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