The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch last week celebrated the 150th successfully funded CreatINg Places campaign. The campaign is IHCDA’s placemaking program allowing nonprofit or local governments to raise funds for place-based improvements within their communities, and if they hit their goal, the IHCDA provides a dollar-for-dollar match.
The John S. Irwin Elementary School PTA launched its campaign in February to raise $15,000 for a new playground on the southeast side of Fort Wayne. The IHCDA will match $15,000 as part of the CreatINg Places campaign.
Crouch says all it takes is someone with a vision to improve their community.
“We are so proud of all of the investments that have been kickstarted through this program and we look forward to supporting more campaigns. I encourage more communities to utilize this wonderful opportunity to invest in their neighborhoods, cities and towns, and further enhance the quality of place throughout Indiana.”
The program began in 2016 and has raised more than $6 million in public funds and more than $5 million in matching funds from IHCDA. A complete list of the successful campaigns can be found here.