Legacy Fund Awards $84,800 in Grants to Hamilton County Not-For-Profits


Grants address Hamilton County’s most pressing needs

Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, awarded a total of $84,800 in grants to nine organizations upon its board of directors’ approval at a December 10, 2015 meeting.

All grants are made possible by Legacy Fund’s Endowment for Hamilton County, an unrestricted fund created by donors interested in addressing Hamilton County’s greatest needs in perpetuity. Earlier this year Lilly Endowment announced Legacy Fund’s eligibility for its sixth phase of Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT), a financial commitment that would significantly increase the Endowment for Hamilton County by means of a match program. Donor gifts made to the unrestricted endowment will be matched $1-to-$1 through March 31, 2016 by Lilly Endowment.


“Legacy Fund could not award the many annual grants it makes without the Endowment for Hamilton County. That’s why Lilly Endowment’s GIFT VI is such an incredible opportunity for us to grow our endowment and increase Legacy Fund’s impact in Hamilton County now and in the future.”



Legacy Fund December 2015 allocations 

About Special Kids Peer Support program of Indiana Parent Education project $5,000
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc. Unbridled Leadership for Hamilton County Youth program $8,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana One-to-One Mentoring Program in Hamilton County $14,800
Hamilton County Vesta Foundation for Children, Inc. (Chaucie’s Place) Capacity building support $10,000
Heart and Soul Clinic, Inc. Free health clinic $12,000
Noblesville Preservation Alliance General operating support $5,000
Prevail, Inc. Domestic violence and sexual assault program $10,000
Ronald McDonald House of Indiana Lodging for Hamilton County families of children at Riley Children’s Hospital $5,000
Trinity Free Clinic General operating support $15,000



Legacy Fund, an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), is a $53 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 seize opportunities and address community needs. 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 Tamara Winfrey-Harris at tamarawh@cicf.org.

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