Crosser Family Foundation Announces Nearly $350K in Grants

Foundation supports organizations focused on housing, health & wellness, and youth development

The Crosser Family Foundation, a fund of Hamilton County Community Foundation, announced $338,650 in grants to 22 not-for-profit organizations. Working with Hamilton County Community Foundation staff, the Crosser Family Foundation advisors support organizations focusing on the Hamilton County communities or surrounding areas in Central Indiana.

“We strongly believe in these not-for-profit organizations and are thrilled to partner with them to support the invaluable work they do to enrich our community and meet the diverse needs of our neighbors,” said Craig Crosser.

Some of the organizations receiving support from Hamilton County Community Foundation include: 

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources ($15,000) — Funds will support their “Beyond the Barn” mental health initiative through the implementation of two 10-week Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) programs targeting teen girls and women who have been victims of crime or abuse. Agape is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International premier accredited center offering equine-assisted services to clients encountering physical, mental, cognitive and emotional disabilities, as well as other life challenges, including those related to mental health

Fueled for School ($22,000) — Grant will provide 110 Noblesville School students with weekend meal packs. The total number of students (grades K-12) served will increase to 360 or 100% of the children who have requested support. Nearly 25% of all NS students K-12 experience food insecurity. Fueled for School partnered with Noblesville School to fill this need. Fueled for School provides food-insecure youth with nutritious meal packs, promoting the educational value of nutrition, increasing access to local food, and instilling hope.

Roberts Chapel Church & Burial Association, Inc. ($20,000) — Grant will support the creation of story content for Phase I of Roberts Settlement’s Legacy Walk exhibit. Roberts Settlement is one of a handful of Black settlements that remains intact with tangible historic resources tied to its founding and prominence. The African American pioneer’s story is integral to U.S. and Indiana history. For Central Indiana, Legacy Walk will provide the public with a greater understanding of the important role African Americans had in early 19th century pioneering, not only representing the story of how Roberts Settlement and other similar settlements came to be, but also the broader impact the descendants of these early pioneers had on communities well beyond their settlement origin.


Grants from the Crosser Family Foundation are rooted in the belief that philanthropy should be compassionate, responsible, provide opportunity and justice, and support diversity in the community. The organization aims to support innovative organizations and projects that build strong communities that support housing, health and wellness, and youth development.

“Hamilton County Community Foundation is proud to partner with the Crosser family to build communities where opportunity meets growth for everyone,” said Tom Kilian Jr., president of Hamilton County Community Foundation.

OrganizationProject TitleFunding Amount
Advancing Noblesville Chamber FoundationInclusive Leadership in the Workforce$8,250
Agape Therapeutic Riding ResourcesBeyond the Barn: Running Free with Prevail$15,000
Best Buddies IndianaBest Buddies School Friendship Program$3,500
Boys & Girls Club of NoblesvilleBGCN Character, Leadership & Development Programming$18,000
Brooke's Place for Grieving Young PeopleGrief Support for Hamilton County Youth and Families$11,400
Conner Prairie Museum, Inc.Asante Summer Intensive Collaboration$15,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc.Emergency Assistance Program$23,000
Faith in IndianaOrganizing for Behavior Health Solutions$9,000
Fueled for SchoolWeekend Meal Packs for Food Insecure Youth$22,000
Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, Inc.Food and Housing Stabilization$25,000
Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)Cumberland Cottages$6,000
Hamilton Southeastern Education FoundationEvery Mind Matters in HSE Schools$9,000
Indiana Blind Children's FoundationToula Oberlies Creative Arts Fund- Year 2$12,500
Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and SuicideEmpowering Communities, Creating Circles of Safety for Youth$10,000
Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County Frozen Meal Program (SAM Program)$25,000
Noblesville Diversity Coalition, Inc.Community engagement and education to build an inclusive city that welcomes and embraces all$16,000
Noblesville Schools Education FoundationNoblesville Schools - Student & Staff Support$50,000
Riverview Health FoundationHelping children and those in need at Riverview Health$15,000
Roberts Chapel Church & Burial Association, Inc.Legacy Walk Content Development - Phase I$20,000
Shepherd's Center of Hamilton CountyCounseling Program$10,000
Sheridan Youth Assistance, Inc.SYAP Summer Youth Employment Program (SSYEP-2023)$4,000
Trinity Free Clinic, Inc.Chronic and Preventive Care Clinic$11,000

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