Legacy Fund and Youth Advisory Board Award Grants to 19 Organizations

Legacy Fund, the Hamilton County affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced $134,400 in grants will be awarded to 19 organizations. Grants were approved by the Legacy Fund board of directors and include grants selected by the LINK Youth Advisory Council, a grant-making council for high school students.

Legacy Fund awarded 14 competitive grants to organizations. Highlights include:

  • Arts for Learning ($5,000)— support for an arts education program for 1,300 Hamilton County students with professional artists.
  • Advocates for Children and Families Inc. ($12,000)—to subsidize trauma therapy services to a growing number of Hamilton County children involved in cases with sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect.
  • Alternatives Inc. ($15,000)—support for continued advocacy, case management and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
  • Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County ($15,000)—will fund meals for the Sponsor-a-Senior program that delivers free meals to elderly, disabled or homebound individuals five days per week.

LINK Youth Advisory Council members allocated $15,000, provided by Legacy Fund. The grant decisions were made after monthly meetings and conversations to better understand the challenges facing Hamilton County. This year, the council selected five local organizations to receive funding: B.A.B.E., Mama’s Cupboard Inc., The O’Connor House, The Recovery High School at Fairbanks (Hope Academy) and Trinity Free Clinic Inc.

Grants from Legacy Fund are made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County and supplemented by several city funds held at Legacy Fund—City of Noblesville Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund, Sheridan Fund and Westfield Endowment Fund—as well as the Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund, a field of interest fund.


Advocates for Children and Families Inc Cherish Trauma Therapy Services  $12,000
Alternatives Inc No More Domestic Violence $15,000
Arts for Learning (Young Audiences of Indiana) School Partnerships in Hamilton County $5,000
Best Buddies Indiana Best Buddies Hamilton County Project  $5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Academic Success  $10,000
Camptown Inc Pathfinders $5,000
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development Capacity Building Through Education  $8,500
Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank Inc Data Collection for Hamilton County Food Support  $8,900
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County Sponsor a Senior $15,000
Nickel Plate Arts Operating support  $13,000
Noblesville Sister Cities International International Hosting Project  $6,000
Open Doors of Washington Township Thanksgiving Meals $3,000
Second Helpings Filling the food gaps in Hamilton County $10,000
Servants at Work SAWs Ramps for Hamilton County $3,000
B.A.B.E. Store Diaper purchase for coupon program $2,000
Mama’s Cupboard Inc. Back to School program supplies $4,300
The O’Connor House Transportation Program $3,200
The Recovery High School at Fairbanks (Hope Academy) Hope Academy transportation to Hamilton County schools for peer-to-peer discussions $2,500
Trinity Free Clinic Inc. Pediatric and immunization clinics $3,000
TOTAL: $134,400


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