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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Hamilton County Awards Grants to a Dozen Not-for-Profit Organizations

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$750,000 Earmarked for Services to Help Those Most in Need

The Hamilton County Commissioners and Councilors have awarded twelve not-for-profits with more than $750,000 in support for 2023. These funds are in addition to contract services already provided to the County by organizations like Janus, the Humane Society for Hamilton County, and Cherish Center. 

“The County is proud to be able to support many of our not-for-profit organizations,” says Sue Maki, Hamilton County Councilor. “While we could not fund all organizations or always fund to the amount requested, we do believe we used the taxpayers’ money to make the greatest impact on Hamilton County residents.” 

The grant program is intended to furnish funding to organizations that provide services in furtherance of County goals and without the providing of these services the County may need to consider the development of such programming. 

The largest grant, $180,000, was awarded to Prevail, Inc. to help provide crisis intervention and support services for survivors of crime and abuse. PrimeLife Enrichment, an agency that provides programs and services to support senior citizens has been awarded $100,000. And $90,000 was approved to fund mental health initiatives for underinsured and uninsured students in Hamilton County’s six school districts through their youth assistance and education foundation programs. A complete list of recipients is below. 

“The County Council and County Commissioners are proud to support these community not-for-profit partners in a meaningful way,” Maki says. “We are fortunate that we have these professionally run organizations serving our citizens in need.” 

Grant applications for not-for-profit funding in 2024 will be due in June. Awards are provided based on application score and funding available. Complete information, including eligibility criteria, can be found on the application. 

OrganizationAmount Granted
PrimeLife Enrichment
Hamilton County Education Foundations
Shepherd Center
Good Samaritan
Trinity Free Clinic
Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank
Family Promise of Hamilton County
Heart & Soul Clinic
Indiana Center for the Prevention of Youth Abuse & Suicide
Hope Family Center
Meals on Wheels
Connor Prairie Museum

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