Hamilton County

The Legacy Fund board of directors, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation serving Hamilton County, awarded $21,000 in grants to three local not-for-profit organizations: Girls on the Run of Hamilton County; Best Buddies Indiana and; Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Inc. The grants were awarded at the board’s March 11, 2015 meeting.

A 10-week running and empowerment program, Girls on the Run of Hamilton County received a $6,000 grant, its first from Legacy Fund. The program launched in Hamilton County in 2010 and is now operational in Carmel, Fishers, Hamilton Heights, Noblesville and Westfield. It is recognized in over 200 cities in North America.

Best Buddies Indiana, a program that develops one-to-one relationships between students with and without disabilities, received a $5,000 grant. Best Buddies Indiana originally served only high school students, but recent grants including the $5,000 gift from Legacy Fund, allowed the program to expand into middle schools.

Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development, Inc. (HAND), an organization that provides housing solutions and building partnerships to improve communities in Hamilton County, received a $10,000 grant. HAND plans to use this grant to expand its Neighborhood NOW program, which allows neighborhoods to partner with HAND on projects that improve quality of life in their own backyard.

“Every not-for-profit that Legacy Fund supports contributes to the community much more than what we give to them,” said Terry Anker, Legacy Fund President. “We’re excited about the impact these three organizations will have in Hamilton County.”


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.


Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $720 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 mikek@cicf.org.

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