Legacy Fund Awards $117,000 to Address Hamilton County Needs

Education, mental health, leadership training and art among the programs receiving grants.

Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) affiliate serving Hamilton County, announced that $117,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 not-for-profits in the county. Legacy Fund’s board of directors voted to approve this first round of competitive grants on March 22.

Grants from Legacy Fund address education, summer programing, leadership training, arts and culture and more. Legacy Fund also allocated $25,000 for its community scholarships, which will be awarded to Hamilton County students later this year. A few of the 10 grant recipients are highlighted below.

Ben’s Ranch Foundation will use its $10,000 to cover the cost of 10 Hamilton County teens living with mental illness to experience relief and healing working on a farm equipped with medical personnel and mental health professionals.

Chaucie’s Place will allocate it’s $16,000 grant to support Stewards of Children and train 2,500 teachers and staff in Carmel, Westfield and Hamilton Heights school districts to prevent, recognize and react appropriately to child sexual abuse.

Nickel Plate Arts plans to allocate its $5,000 award from Legacy Fund to support high-quality, affordable art classes and camps for children outside the classroom.

Englishton Park’s $10,000 grant will enable 12 Hamilton County youth, identified as having behavioral or emotional learning challenges, to attend an intensive, therapeutic residential summer camp at no cost.

Grants awarded by Legacy Fund’s board of directors are made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County, along with supplemental funding from the City of Noblesville Fund, Sheridan Fund and Donald Johnson Fund for Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, all field of interest funds of Legacy Fund.

grants made through legacy fund

 Amount Awarded
Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc. Scholarships and Capacity Building $10,000
Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Academic Success Programming $10,000
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center $10,000


Hamilton County Leadership Academy Program Support $5,000
Chaucie’s Place “All In” for Hamilton County Kids: Prevent Child Sexual Abuse $16,000
(1:1 match)
Connect2Help Serving Hamilton County Residents in Need $6,000
Nickel Plate Arts Adventures In Art Classes for Children $5,000
Noblesville Main Street Administrative Support $10,000
Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County Together Today and Community Caring Senior Programs $20,000
Legacy Fund Scholarships 2017 Legacy Fund Scholarships $25,000
  TOTAL $117.000


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