Hendricks County-Over $39,000 was awarded by the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) during its second round of Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund grants for the year. In 2015, HCCF funded programs in all areas including providing health coverage and basic needs to those who need it most; improving parks in Brownsburg, Danville, North Salem and Pittsboro; and offering high quality arts programming through the Hendricks Civic Theater’s production of “The King and I” as well as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 317 Series at Avon High School to name a few. Unrestricted funds at HCCF, like the Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund, are currently eligible for a $1:$1 match through the Lilly GIFT VI initiative. Unrestricted funds are available for the Community Foundation to continue funding organizations that serve Hendricks County and make it a great place to live, work and play.
“In 2015, unrestricted funds at HCCF made over $90,000 in grants to nonprofits in and programs supporting Hendricks County and our residents,” says William A. Rhodehamel, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “It is an honor to be able to support the work that these organizations are doing for our community. Grants from HCCF are just part of the full funding of these programs; I would encourage our community to join us in celebrating and supporting these worthwhile organizations particularly those which HCCF has offered matching grant opportunities like the Danville Little House, Family Promise of Hendricks County and the Hendricks County Honor Guard.” This cycle’s recipients and funded projects are: * Family Promise of Hendricks County – $5,000 MATCHING GRANT: New, larger van * Hendricks County Educational Media Corporation – WYRZ Radio – $1,410 Tower fencing and server * Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition – $1, 000 Hendricks County Resource Toolbox * Hendricks County Honor Guard, Inc. – $720 (up to $1,440 match) MATCHING GRANT: Equipment maintenance and clothing procurement * Hendricks County Senior Services – $5,555 Cyber Seniors * Hope Healthcare Services- $2,500 Medical home for those without insurance * Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra – $10,000 317 Series: Hendricks County * Meals on Wheels of Hendricks County – $1,000 Extras for Meals on Wheels Clients; Shelf Stable Meals & Ice Packs * Miracles for Melanoma- $2,000 Operation Melanoma Roadshow * Parks Foundation of Hendricks County- $10,000 The Arboretum at McCloud Nature Park * Pittsboro Parks Department- $4,500 Pittsboro Parks improvements Phase I: ADA Compliance
The Hendricks County Community Foundation works to improve the quality of life in Hendricks County by helping donors match their passion with community needs, awarding grants to nonprofit organizations and projects, and collaborating to address community issues. The Community Foundation manages assets of over $11 million in a collection of funds created by individuals, families, businesses and organizations for charitable purposes. In 2014, the Community Foundation gave over $748,000 in grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to local students. Currently the Hendricks County Community Foundation is in a matching gift program with Lilly Endowment GIFT VI. Even small gifts become large gifts when you give to an unrestricted endowment fund at HCCF. Because of the GIFT VI grant, all gifts to these funds are matched $1 for $1 until March.