CICF News / 2008 / October / News Post
October 27, 2008
Ten Organizations receive $89,500 in grants to serve Hamilton County

The Town of Arcadia Incorporation, in partnership with Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently received $20,000 from Legacy Fund, the community foundation serving Hamilton County, to support a revitalization of downtown Arcadia into an artisan area. It was one of ten local organizations selected by Legacy Fund in the third quarter grant round.

“We have great expectations and a lot of excitement about Arcadia,” said Ronald Adamson, Vice President of Town of Arcadia Incorporation.

The Town of Arcadia Incorporation plans to rejuvenate the town by repainting many of its buildings with the help of its residents. “This will invigorate residents since they will be involved with it,” said Adamson.

In addition, Arcadia will welcome a culinary arts school, a professional dance school and a new restaurant this spring.

The following local organizations also received grants from Legacy fund, totaling $89,500:

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. received $5,000 to pilot an equine assisted program for at-risk teens attending Options Charter School in Noblesville and Carmel.

Anderson Symphony Orchestra received $18,000 to support its affiliate, the Noblesville Symphony Orchestra.

BABE and Beyond Store received $5,000 to support the BABE Store, a program that promotes well-check medical visits and healthy baby development.

Family Development Services received $3,000 to increase the library holdings at the Hamilton County Head Start site, located on Conner St. in Noblesville.

Fishers Arts Council received a $5,000 1:1 match grant to support the creation of a public art installation that will be a focal gateway to the Town of Fishers.

Hamilton County Artists’ Association received $12,000 to support the hiring of a part-time Art Center Director.

Hamilton County Parenting Coalition received $4,000 to provide low cost parenting educational classes for families referred by local agencies or self-selected at a low cost.

Hamilton County Urban Conservation Association, Inc. received $5,000 to support the creation of demonstration sites in the county for the purpose of educating residents on environmental issues.

S.P.O.R.T.S. received $12,500 to support the purchase of computers and software for its relocation to offices at Billericay Park.