CICF News / 2014 / April / News Post
April 2, 2014
Small But Mighty … Generous

With just over 2,600 residents, Sheridan, Indiana isnt’ the largest community in Hamilton County. The historic Boxley Cabin and charming downtown buildings are a testament to the town’s past and a focus of its new growth. It’s both a charming place and one with significant community pride, including an impressive high school football record.

Several Sheridan Fund grants focus on improving educational outcomes and supporting youth.

But it also has its fair share of needs. There are people inside the town and just beyond its limits who need support to make it through hard times. In February 2013, with gifts from JBS United and The Biddle Memorial Foundation, Legacy Fund helped establish the Sheridan Fund. The fund is dedicated to providing support for effective not-for-profits with a focus on human and social services.

And, in December 2013, less than a year after its founding, the Sheridan Fund invested in five local programs that will directly address critical needs in the town. 

Grants awarded include support for:

  • Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development’s Helping HAND program;
  • Arts-based youth programming provided by Arts for Learning, Indiana’s Young Audiences affiliate;
  • Nutritional food items for individuals facing food insecurity and hunger from Midwest Food Bank;
  • ReadUP, a literacy tutoring program, from United Way of Central Indiana; and
  • School-based food pantry supports by Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

The Sheridan Fund is administered by the Legacy Fund’s Grant Review Committee . The Legacy Fund offers a similar grant process through The Noblesville Fund, a partnership that allows municipalities and other community stakeholders to address community needs with ease.

Individuals interested in contributing to The Sheridan Fund may do so by sending a check to Legacy Fund, attn: The Sheridan Fund, 515 E. Main Street, Carmel, Indiana, 46032. Checks should be made payable to Legacy Fund, and please include “The Sheridan Fund” on the check memo.

Read more about Legacy Fund's impact in Hamilton County.