The board of directors for Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, awarded $123,000 in grants to nine effective not-for-profit organizations serving residents throughout the county this week.
Grants from Legacy Fund are made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County and supplemented by The City of Noblesville and Sheridan Community Endowment Fund, both field of interest funds at Legacy Fund. Additional funding was provided by Donald W. Johnson Fund for Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, a donor designated fund.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries—$10,000 for Hamilton County students, referred by Youth Assistance Programs, to attend Englishton Park Academic Remediation and Training Center.
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County—$25,000 to support home repairs on at least 22 waitlisted homes. This program is in collaboration with HAND and Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County.
Chaucie’s Place (Hamilton County Vesta Foundation for Children)—$20,000 for suicide prevention training and counseling in Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern and Sheridan school districts.
Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation—$15,000 to purchase supplies, food and packaging items that will allow students who receive free or reduced lunch to take home easily prepared weekend meals.
Connect2Help (Information and Referral Network Inc.)—$6,000 supports operations of the call center that connects residents with services related to illness/disabilities, reduction of income and unemployment, among other issues.
Murphy Mentoring Group—$5,000 for the I Count program at the Boys and Girls Club in Noblesville, where boys, 10-15, meet weekly to learn skills related to self-esteem, personal skills, goal-setting, communication, positive thinking and more.
Reins of Grace Therapeutic Riding Center—$12,000 will support the creation of an outdoor sensory garden classroom to supplement therapeutic equine activities and occupational and speech therapy programs.
Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County—$10,000 to support the organization’s Emergency Assistance Program, which helps low-income seniors maintain or improve their quality of life in emergency situations.
Trinity Free Clinic—$20,000 for an additional bilingual patient advocate to interpret for Spanish-speaking clients. The clinic serves 3,600 patients living in Hamilton County who are underinsured or uninsured, living at or below 399 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.