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Dec 11

County continues to support area not-for-profits

Posted on December 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM by Blog Admin

Nine Hamilton County not-for-profits are set to receive nearly $800,000 in grant funding from the county next year.

County Council members approved the grants this fall as part of the 2017 budget. County Commissioners typically review funding requests from organizations before making recommendations to the council.

Historically, the county’s strategy has been to provide grants to organizations that provide key services to the community, as well as to those that help strengthen its economic base and enhance residents’ quality of life.

The following organizations will receive grants in 2017:
  • PrimeLife Enrichment Inc. — $240,000
  • Prevail Inc. — $180,000  
  • Hamilton County Economic Development Corp. ¬— $175,000
  • Humane Society for Hamilton County — $98,874
  • Chaucie’s Place — $25,000
  • Cherish Center — $25,000
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park — $15,000
  • Trinity Free Clinic — $15,000
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy — $10,000
The council also authorized funding to Janus Developmental Services Inc., which will receive $725,000 in operating support in addition to a $486,579 matching grant for its Hamilton County Express bus service.