Paper applications are no longer accepted. Online Grant Applications are available at www.mccec.com.
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. According to the agreement, the Enrichment Corporation receives $750,000 per year from the Blue Chip Casino, of which $100,000 is paid annually to the Washington Park Zoo, and at least $100,000 is given annually to programs that benefit the children of Michigan City.
The Enrichment Corporation Board of Directors has nine members who serve three-year terms with no compensation. George Kazmierczak serves as the Board’s current President. The Enrichment Corporation bylaws state, “The utmost of impartiality, integrity and neutrality shall be required in distributing the corporation’s funds.” In addition to selecting grant recipients, the Enrichment Corporation Board is responsible for filing reports with the Indiana Gaming Commission and the Internal Revenue Service, ensuring grant awards are spent properly and countless other year-round duties.
The Board encourages any charitable 501(c)(3) organization that serves the Michigan City Area School District to apply for a grant. Completed applications must be submitted online at www.mccec.com by Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time. This will be the only grant cycle for 2022-2023. Grant money for this cycle will be distributed beginning in late March of 2022.
The Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation will again present a Grant Writing Workshop. The workshop, which will be geared to their grant application will be presented by Zoom on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021. Registration will begin at 5:45 pm and the program will begin promptly at 6:00 and last approximately one hour. Reservations may be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.