Hamilton County Community Foundation and Youth Advisory Council Award $92,500

Funding Supports 12 Projects Serving Hamilton County Residents

Hamilton County Community Foundation board of directors announced the allocation of $92,500 to 12 not-for-profit organizations serving Hamilton County. A portion of the total awarded ($15,000) was allocated to organizations selected by the LINK Youth Advisory Council.

The Hamilton County Community Foundation board of directors awarded grants totaling $77,000 to seven organizations and programs with missions that align with two of the foundation’s leadership initiatives: mental health and family and youth empowerment. Grants were made possible by the Community Endowment for Hamilton County and field of interest funds, including: City of Noblesville Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund, Westfield Endowment Fund, and the Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund.

Grants from Hamilton County Community Foundation were awarded to:

  • Heart and Soul Clinic ($15,000) for physical and mobile clinic capacity building, mental health services implementation and sustainability support
  • Gleaners ($15,000) to fund the Ivy Tech Cupboard, a food pantry on campus, embedded in other wraparound services for students and individuals in need of food assistance
  • Brooke’s Place ($8,000) for countywide peer grief support services for youth impacted by death
  • Fairbanks Hospital ($10,000) to support safe and affordable housing for Hamilton County residents transitioning out of inpatient recovery near the Fairbanks campus
  • Hamilton Heights Education Foundation ($15,000) to support the Backpack Program, which distributes food to students to take home on the weekends
  • Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville ($12,000) to support educational academic success programs, transportation and supplies
  • Arts for Learning ($7,000), an affiliate of Young Audiences, to support arts education programming in Hamilton County schools

LINK Youth Advisory Council is a yearlong, philanthropic educational program for high school students established by Hamilton County Community Foundation. Students learn about and assess the needs of the county, conduct site visits and learn about the process of applying for and awarding grants. At the end of the program, LINK Youth Advisory Council awards $15,000 in grants, with approval from the Hamilton County Community Foundation board.

Grants from LINK Youth Advisory Council include:

  • BABE Store (Good Samaritan Network) ($2,000) to support the purchase of diapers for families through a coupon program
  • Child Advocates of Marion County ($2,000) to support an Undoing Racism Workshop at Hamilton Southeastern Schools for students
  • Hope Academy ($2,500) to support group activities at the Fairbanks Hospital campus for teens recovering from addiction in Hamilton County
  • ReStored Inc. ($3,000) to support human trafficking educational sessions in Hamilton County schools
  • Trinity Free Clinic ($2,500) to support low or no-cost pediatric and immunization clinics

To contribute to a fund that supports the community leadership initiatives Hamilton County Community Foundation has committed to in its 5-year strategic plan, contact info@cicf.org.

Learn more at HamiltonCountyCommunityFoundation.org

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