INDIANAPOLIS - The board of directors for The Indianapolis Foundation has approved nearly $1 million in grant funding to 21 nonprofit organizations throughout Marion County. The grants will fund 23 programs and projects aimed at addressing issues, including education, economic development and community assistance.
The foundation, which is an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, says the grants were made possible by the unrestricted Endowment for Indianapolis. Additional funding was made possible by five "field of interest" funds, including the Christmas Fund, F.R. Hensel Fund for Fine Arts, Music and Education, James Proctor Fund for Aged Men and Women, Pauline K. Stein Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund.
A board helping Logansport eliminate blight is offering 34 formerly dilapidated residential lots for sale with hopes that new homes or additions to existing homes are built on them.
The city had the structures demolished after the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority awarded Logansport $925,000 from its Blight Elimination Program in 2014.
Shelby County’s Habitat for Humanity will soon have another vacant property to use as a site to build a home for a needy family.
On Monday morning, a crew from Robertson Paving of Flat Rock began tearing down a dilapidated house at 29 John St. that was condemned by the city.
The project follows a recent similar demolition at 731 S. West St. and adds another property to the city’s blight elimination program.