GREENFIELD, Ind. (October 23, 2023) – The Community Foundation of Hancock County (CFHC) awarded a $25,000 Ignite grant to the Town of McCordsville to support features in the new town center.
The Ignite grant will fund amenities that will be focal points for visitors and residents of McCord Square. The Trailhead will feature a bubbling boulder water feature in addition to a drinking/pet fountain. A second bubbling boulder will go on the north side of Main Street, creating a seating area along the sidewalk. Finally, a fire boulder will provide light and warmth in the park by the pond.
“Our project is about taking spaces and making them into places,” said Ryan Crum, assistant town manager. “Community vibrancy is created when people have places that provide opportunities to interact and engage.”
The first phase of McCord Square is expected to open to the public in Summer 2024; the amenities funded by the Ignite grant will all be accessible to the public by the end of 2024.
The Ignite grant program engages Hancock County’s municipalities and civic organizations in a placemaking grant process. Grants support community-driven projects and quick-win transformations that foster connection to place, enhance community vibrancy, advance physical and social outcomes, and promote a creative identity.
If you are interested in supporting more of these projects in Hancock County, please consider donating to the Ignite Fund at CelebrateHancock.org.
CFHC provides philanthropic leadership by encouraging giving, learning, community pride and civic engagement. Working with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent endowment funds is critical to the organization’s mission. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. CFHC has granted millions of dollars since its inception in 1992.