YMCA is Open

The Miami County Community Foundation shares in celebration of the new Miami County YMCA! The 65,000-square-foot facility boasts a new pool, over a dozen types of exercise classes, youth programming, and community transportation.

The Miami County Community Foundation proudly supports the YMCA and its many programs.

For more information, check out their website:  https://mcymca.org/index.html

Heidi Wright, Miami County Director of Development, delivered $1,000 Pop Up Grants to local nonprofits who focus on helping the youth of Miami County at the end of 2021.

Miami County Initiative Wins Award

Prosperity Indiana, an association for community economic development, awarded Miami County’s “Prevent Pricks with ShipHappens” initiative with The Key Award for Supportive Services Program of the Year; this award honors excellence and innovation in a service-oriented community initiative.

Prevent Pricks launched a syringe-disposal program that installed a “sharps kiosk” (pictured above). Any syringe using residents—including people with chronic diseases, those needing hormone or vitamin injections, and people who use drugs—can safely dispose of needles into the kiosk, which has collected over a half ton of syringes! The Peru Police Department, which is located in Miami County, has seen a 29% decrease in improper syringe disposal calls since the launch of this program. The Prevent Pricks organizers have installed two additional kiosks since the first installation in October 2020.

Prevent Pricks with ShipHappens was funded in part by a grant from the Miami County Community Foundation.

Why the blue?

The blue portion of the Community Foundation flower represents the circus tents of Miami County’s city of Peru, known as the “Circus Capital of the World.” Miami County’s circus history dates back to the late 19th century. By the 1920s, Peru was known as “Circus City.” The International Circus Hall of Fame is located there, and the town hosts a Circus City Festival and Parade each summer. The festival is put on by the Peru Amateur Circus, which is made up of performers ages 7 to 21.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in the community that I call home. I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish working together to make Miami County a better place to live!”

Heidi Wright – Director of Development

Heidi Wright

Director of Development

Cell: 765-470-1778
Office Phone: 765-475-2859
Email: miami@nicf.org

Support arts & culture in Peru

Contribute to a seedling fund that supports Peru arts & culture. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Provide scholarships for Miami County residents

Help to provide scholarships for residents of Miami County. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Support projects and charitable organizations in North Miami

One seedling fund is working to provide support for organizations and projects in the North Miami School District. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Help Peru High School seniors attend college

Help provide scholarships for graduating seniors of Peru High School. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Help support North Miami schools

Help support North Miami Schools by contributing to this seedling fund. A seedling fund is one that is working to grow into a permanent endowment fund.

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Interested in the Boomerang Sisterhood? Join by July 31st to contribute to this year’s grants.

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