Hamilton County Community Foundation Awards Over $100K In Grants

Seven Hamilton County Not-for-Profits Receive Project Funding

Hamilton County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation, announced today grants totaling $105,000 would be awarded to seven not-for-profit organizations serving Hamilton County. The grants align with the foundation’s community leadership initiatives: mental health, family and youth empowerment, and inclusive economic growth.

The foundation’s staff and board focused on grants that respond to the need in our communities’ most vulnerable populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants were made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Hamilton County and field of interest funds, including the Jack Arnold Russell Charitable Fund and the Don Johnson Endowment Fund, as well as community-specific funds: City of Noblesville Fund, Northern Hamilton County Fund, and Westfield Endowment Fund.

The organizations and projects receiving funding are:

  • Children’s Bureau, Inc. ($14,000) for programming support specific to children in the foster system or adoption services
  • GCC Foundation ($16,000) to support the growth and effectiveness of the organization’s referral services
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. ($10,000) to support school-based food pantries
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry ($5,000) for increased access to local, fresh meat at food pantries
  • Second Helpings ($9,000) for the distribution of nutritious meals for vital Hamilton County community partners
  • Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County ($10,000) to support Community Caring program matching homebound seniors with community volunteers
  • Trinity Free Clinic ($16,000) to support medical and dental services for uninsured or underinsured, low-income residents

In addition to the above grants, the board also approved the foundation’s continued support of the LINK Advisory Council ($15,000) and a contribution to the Community Scholarship Fund ($10,000).

The board of directors approved these grants at the March 24 meeting.


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