Hannah Kiefer


For Immediate Release


HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. – More than 30 Hamilton County non-profit organizations will share $95,000 in grants from Hamilton County Tourism’s 2024 Tourism Gives program. This program provides grants to tourism-related county-based organizations such as those that provide experiences in the arts, special events, festivals and history. 


Hamilton County Tourism launched its Tourism Gives program in 2006 and has provided more than $15 million in grants and special project support since its inception. 


“We want to support those nonprofits that provide unique experiences for both residents and visitors,” said Hamilton County Tourism President/CEO Brenda Myers. “They are one of the many reasons why our community is such a great place to live and visit.”


For the 2024 cycle, Hamilton County Tourism updated its guidelines for grants to match new initiatives around Inspire Hamilton County, an umbrella program that gives back to the community that warmly welcomes approximately 6 million visitors a year. Each grant is centered around one of the following areas: planet, prosperity, people or place. 


“We are honored to be a recipient of the Tourism Gives grant program,” said Maria Rosenfeld, CEO and president of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, which attracts nearly a half million visits each year. “As a nonprofit, we rely on grants like these to fund so much of what we do year over year, and we are grateful for the support we have from Hamilton County Tourism.” 


Other recipients of the 2024 Tourism Gives grant program include:


Carmel Arts & Design District/City of Carmel

Noblesville Cultural Arts District

The Nickel Plate District

4H Fair

Carmel Jazz Fest

SERVE Noblesville

Noblesville Main Street

Hamilton County Artist Association

Actor’s Theatre of Indiana

Carmel Clay Historical Society

Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition 

Museum of Miniature Houses

Fishers Arts Council 

Noblesville Creates

Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission (NCAC)

Noblesville Preservation Alliance

Sheridan Historical Society

Sheridan Main Street

Westfield-Washington Historical Society 

Jackson Township Trustee

Noblesville Parks

Westfield Welcome

Atlanta New Earth Festival

Lights Over Morse

Carmel PorchFest

Carmel International Arts Festival 


Spark! Fishers

Indiana Peony Festival 

Noblesville Porchfest

Fishers Art Center

Great American Songbook Foundation

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Heartland Film Festival 

Carmel Christkindlmarkt

Hamilton County Parks

Conner Prairie

Center for the Performing Arts


For additional information on the grants program, contact Assistant Director of Community Engagement Sarah Buckner at


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About Hamilton County Tourism 

Hamilton County Tourism Inc. is a nonprofit, destination management organization that promotes tourism growth through strategic marketing, hospitality and development initiatives providing hospitality to more than four million visitors to Hamilton County, Indiana, each year.