The Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation Board of Directors would like to remind organizations that the deadline for the 2021-2022 Grant Applications is November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  The online application is available at www.mccec.com.

In March of this year, the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation awarded 51 grants totaling $641,310.00 to Michigan City Area charitable organizations. They also awarded $100,000 to the Washington Park Zoo for capital projects. Since the Board’s inception in 1997, the Enrichment Corporation has awarded over $15,00,000 in assistance to charitable organizations that directly benefit people in the Michigan City area. The Washington Park Zoo has received $2,200,000 from the MCCEC since 1997.  All applications must include evidence that the organization is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and that charitable services are performed within the boundaries of the Michigan City Area School District.

The Enrichment Corporation is a public benefit corporation created on June 10, 1997 by agreement between the Blue Chip Casino and the City of Michigan City.  The Enrichment Corporation is independent of Michigan City government and receives no funds out of Michigan City’s budget. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, the Blue Chip Casino was closed for three months, affecting their revenue.  However Blue Chip Casino has announced that the amount of funds MCCEC receives for the grants MCCEC is awarded every year will remain the same at $750,000.00.

The Enrichment Corporation Board has nine members who serve three-year terms with no compensation. The Board encourages any charitable 501(c)(3) organization that serves the Michigan City Area School District to apply for a grant.  This will be the only grant cycle for 2021-2022.  Grant money for this cycle will be distributed during the spring of 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the voicemail at (219) 873-1402 or email [email protected] and a representative from the Enrichment Corporation Board will be in contact with you.