Hendricks County-In celebration of 20 years of service to Hendricks County, the Hendricks County Community Foundation is presenting $1,000 grants to County nonprofits every 20 days in 2016. These 20th Anniversary Board Engagement Grants allow each member of the HCCF Board of Directors to designate a Hendricks County nonprofit that is important to them and to Hendricks County.
The fourth HCCF 20th Anniversary Grant was presented to the Cascade Youth League on behalf of Board member Matt Howrey. Howrey chose the Cascade Youth League because both of his sons play in the league. Howrey himself has been a coach and has served the League in several other capacities.
The Cascade Youth League was created over 7 years ago to provide athletic opportunities for kids in Cascade School District communities and beyond. The League now serves over 1,000 kids each year. (Between camps, all stars and all sports the Cascade Youth League serves a thousand registrations per year)
Nic Allen, Cascade Youth League Board President, was excited to be a recipient of a special initiative grant from HCCF. “This money will help make improvements at our multiple facilities. Sponsorships and gifts account for about 30 percent of our operating needs, so gifts like this are very impactful in helping us fill the gap,” said Allen. He continued, “Matt is involved and cares about what we do. Not only does he give of his time, but he also supports the League through his role as President of North Salem State Bank as well as through special initiatives. We are thankful for him, and supporters like him, that help us carry out our mission.”
The HCCF 20th Anniversary Grants are a celebration of the Community Foundation’s 20 years of work and partnerships made possible by generous donors and supporters. “This 20th Anniversary grant presented by Matt Howrey is an inspiring example of the passion of our Board members and the work they are doing in our community. As a local business leader, Matt is a great example of giving back to the local community with time, talent and treasure. That’s really at the core of what our mission at HCCF: partnering with generous people to realize their charitable goals while addressing community needs in meaningful and lasting ways. That’s what the Community Foundation has done for 20 years and we look to continue for years to come,” said William Rhodehamel, HCCF Executive Director.