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Carmel Green Teen Partners with the Legacy Fund

Carmel Green Teen Partners with the Legacy Fund

Post Date:09/28/2016
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City of Carmel
www.carmel.in.gov
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date: September 28, 2016
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate

Carmel Green Teen Partners with the Legacy Fund


CARMEL, IN – In order to continue and expand the support of environmental projects in Carmel and to leverage available resources, Legacy Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) affiliate, will take over the management of the Carmel Green Teens Program. This will be done in cooperation with the Legacy Fund’s LINK Youth Council, a youth leadership program. “Legacy Fund has a strong history of youth leadership with the LINK Youth Council and awarding grants to make a difference in our community. We will be able to bring that expertise to the Carmel Green Micro-Grant program,” says Terry Anker, President of the Legacy Fund.

 The Carmel Green Teens Micro-Grant program was founded in 2009 by youth leader Lauren Gibson as a way to encourage youth-led environmental projects in the City of Carmel. Original funding for the program came from a $10,000 grant from the Clorox Foundation and Carmel Utilities has continued financial support of the program. Since its inception, 46 grants ranging in value from $100 to $1,000 have been awarded to youth-led environmental projects in Carmel. Carmel Utilities will continue to be the financial sponsor of the Green Teens grants.

“The Carmel Green Teens has been a successful and important part of the Carmel environmental community. I am pleased we will be able to support our community partner, Legacy Fund, through our continued sponsorship,” says Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “This is an exciting time for the Carmel Green Teens Program. Synergies will happen through this partnership and the Carmel Green Teens will have an even greater impact in our community.”

 For more information about the Carmel Green Teens Micro-Grant program please visit www.carmelgreenteen.org or contact Brittany Rayburn with the CICF at 317-634-2423, ext. 140 or Sue Maki with Carmel Utilities at 317-571-2673.

 

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