Grant Recipients

The main focus of the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation is to improve the quality of life throughout Hamilton County and one way this focus is carried through is in the making of charitable grants to non-profit agencies.

Since 2005, the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has awarded over $1,250,000 to non-profit agencies throughout Hamilton County to support initiatives in the following areas: Education, Community Betterment, Recreation/Conservation, Human Services, Arts & Culture, and Youth Development.

The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation was one of many donors to assist the Youth and Shelter Services with funding for their new offices to provide additional services and space to accommodate the needs of their growing client base. As a result of the Foundation’s grant, YSS named a room after them. Pictured are board members that attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new facility the first of December 2016.

The 1919 Sales Pavilion and Stock Barn (now Horse Barn) was the first permanent building complex erected on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds. The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation provided grant funding to assist the Hamilton County Fair Foundation with restoration and rehabilitation to preserve the building.

The Enhance Hamilton County provided grant funding to the Arts R Alive nonprofit organization to address the lacked of a venue for citizens to interact with sculpture as a form of public art. The Sculpture in the park is an educational opportunity to give exposure to sculpture as Public Art. It is also a way to recognize emerging artists and known artists, to have a venue to display their work. This celebration shows the value of local and area artists and provides a way for area residents to view, touch, and become involved with the pieces and the artists. This project also gives area students a chance to interact with artists.