nonprofits were among 14 recipients of grants totaling $325,000 awarded by
ArcelorMittal USA as part of its special community investment program:
“Building Resilience: Investing in Nonprofit Sustainability.”
According to a
statement released on Monday, the program invests in areas of nonprofit
management that are “traditionally underfunded by foundations and
corporations yet could have a significant impact on the long-term
sustainability of the nonprofit organization.”
These areas include
strategic planning; professional development; sustainability planning;
diversity and inclusion training; technology implementation and data
management; and fundraising enhancement or expansion, the company said.
The four local
* Duneland Family
YMCA strives to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve
health and well-being, and give back and provide support to the community.
With ArcelorMittal funding, they will send four executive staff members to
the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Conference in
Indianapolis. The training offered at NAYDO will advance their fundraising
skills which will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the
County Parks Foundation supports the work of the Porter County Parks and
Recreation Department, including the goals of increased resiliency and
sustainability for the county parks. With their Building Resilience grant,
the organization will hire a consultant to conduct a sustainability audit
and develop a comprehensive sustainability plan in the areas of
environmental, program and organizational sustainability.
* Boys & Girls
Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana serves 10,000 youth annually in 10 clubs
throughout Porter and Lake counties. With renovation plans underway at the
East Chicago club, the Building Resilience grant will fund technology
infrastructure to support its educational programming, as well as a new
security/digital surveillance system to enhance the club’s safety.
* One Region
strives to grow population, attract and retain talent, and increase
household in Porter, Lake, and LaPorte Counties in Indiana. With
ArcelorMittal’s Building Resilience support, One Region will hire a
contractor to work with the executive director (serving as their sole staff
member) to build a strategic plan focused on expanding staffing capacity.