Legacy Fund Announces $81,910 in Grants to Benefit Hamilton County Students, Not-for-Profits


County’s community foundation grants will support youth development and juvenile crime reduction, low-income immediate needs, scholarships, and more 

The Board of Directors of Legacy Fund, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) serving Hamilton County, have approved the allocation of $81,910 to seven not-for-profit organizations in Hamilton County at the March 8 board meeting.

The Fund’s board approved allocation to the following organizations and projects:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville ($10,000): Operational support for the Academic Success program which includes tutoring, homework help, career exploration and financial literacy.
  • Connect2Help211 ($5,000): Provide support to Hamilton County residents by connecting people to resources such as utility assistance, food pantries, legal services, health resources and more.
  • Open Doors of Washington Township, Inc. ($1,910): Purchase warehouse facility equipment to increase efficiencies in providing low-income residents of Westfield food, clothing, cleaning supplies and other family needs.
  • The Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County ($10,000): Operating support for programing that sends volunteers to homebound and isolated seniors for home assistance including: home maintenance, visits and transportation.
  • Youth Assistance Program of Hamilton County ($50,000): Operating support for early intervention program in Hamilton County youth.
  • Legacy Fund Community Scholarship ($5,000): To support the continued education of Hamilton County high school seniors.


“Legacy Fund is deeply rooted in making Hamilton County a better place to live, work and play. For 25 years, we’ve brought together Hamilton County’s greatest assets—passionate citizens and meaningful resources—to create a stronger community, and it’s something we’ll continue to do for the next 25 years.”


Grants from Legacy Fund are made possible by the Endowment for Hamilton County, an unrestricted endowment, due in large part to 25 years of generous and strategic donors. This year, at the onset of Legacy Fund’s 25th anniversary celebration, the Fund anticipates receiving a significant $1.5 million boost because of its participation in Lilly Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative—a matching gift opportunity ending March 31, 2016. Gifts to the endowment enable a greater reach and impact in Hamilton County.



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. Learn more about Legacy Fund’s 25th anniversary at BeIN2016.org.



Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is a $701 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 Tamara Winfrey-Harris at tamarawh@cicf.org.

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