Grants provide support to organizations enhancing their community.
Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $71,394 in grants upon Legacy Fund’s Board of Directors’ approval at its November 2014 meeting.
Grants were allocated to 12 not-for-profit organizations in Hamilton County that share Legacy Fund’s goal to transform and improve Hamilton County for its residents.
“The organizations receiving these grants serve a variety of purposes and needs, but their end goal—to improve the lives of Hamilton County residents—is always the same,” said Corby Thompson, board president, Legacy Fund. “We are proud to represent Legacy Fund donors as we serve the needs of the community.”
The Legacy Fund board seeks to award grants that connect resources to community needs. Terry Anker, Legacy Fund president, announced at November’s Celebration of Philanthropy that a past grant recipient, Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program (YAP), successfully expanded its programming into six county high schools and became self-sustaining from Legacy Fund support in Noblesville and Westfield Counties.
All grants, including those previously awarded to Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program, are made possible by Legacy Fund’s Community Endowment Fund, an unrestricted fund created by donors interested in Hamilton County, and also The Sheridan Fund and the City of Noblesville Fund, which awarded city-specific grants.
Legacy Fund of Hamilton County November 2014 Grant Awards
|Big Brothers Big Sisters||$10,000||To support Adult-to-Youth Mentoring programs.||Hamilton County|
|Carmel Arts Council||$3,000||General operating support for the Carmel Arts Council.||Carmel|
|Carmel Symphony Orchestra||$3,000||To support the Music Brings History to Life program.||Carmel|
|City of Noblesville: Sister Cities project||$6,000||To support the Noblesville Sister Cities International Hosting project.||Noblesville|
|City of Noblesville: Mayors History project||$2,000||To support a display representing the history of Noblesville mayors.||Noblesville|
|Connect2Help||$5,000||To support services to Hamilton County residents and promote self-sufficiency with information and referral.||Hamilton County|
|Lydia Home||$5,000||To support the Safe Families for Children program.||Hamilton County|
|Maple Glen Elementary School||$5,000||To support Seeds for the Future, a garden and science program at Maple Glen Elementary.||Westfield|
|Second Helpings||$12,500||To support hunger relief efforts in Hamilton County.||Hamilton County|
|The Cabin Resource and Counseling & Resource Center||$5,000||To support the Samaritan Fund (financial assistance) for mental health counseling for Hamilton County clients at The Cabin.||Hamilton County|
|Young Audiences of Indiana||$3,000||To support the School Partnerships at Young-at-Arts programs at Sheridan schools and Head Start programs.||Sheridan and County|
|Youth Mentoring Initiative (YMI)||$5,000||To support YMI operations at Hamilton Southeastern Schools during 2014-2015.||Fishers|
|Legacy Fund Chairman’s Fund||$4,894||To support small grantmaking through the Legacy Fund Chairman’s Grant Fund.||Hamilton County|
ABOUT LEGACY FUND:
Legacy Fund, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), is a $50+ million public foundation that serves Hamilton County by administering charitable funds, foundations and organizational endowments for individuals, families and not-for-profit entities. Established in 1991, Legacy Fund’s goal is to inspire philanthropy as it helps people enhance their family and charitable legacies in tax-smart ways. Legacy Fund has three main priorities: consult with donors, family foundations and professional advisors on charitable giving; award grants; and provide leadership to address community needs.
ABOUT CENTRAL INDIANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION:
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $700+ million public foundation transforming the lives of Central Indiana residents in three ways: consulting donors, family foundations and their professional advisors on charitable giving; awarding grants to effective not-for-profit organizations; and providing leadership to address community needs and seize opportunities. CICF was established in 1997 as a partnership between The Indianapolis Foundation, serving Marion County since 1916, and Legacy Fund, serving Hamilton County since 1991. For more information about CICF, visit cicf.org, or contact Mike Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org.