Innkeepers tax dollars through Hamilton County Tourism have contributed $7 million in grant and support funding since 2005. A full 22% of 2017 budget will be spent on Community Development, or roughly $957,000, including:
Major projects that Hamilton County Tourism has funded include Grand Park, The Center for the Performing Arts – Palladium in Carmel, Conner Prairie Balloon Voyage and Conner House re-restoration in Fishers, Fishers Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, Noblesville Welcome Center, Strawtown Koteewi Park, signage for the City of Carmel, Nickel Plate Arts campus development, ballpark enhancements throughout the county and various Zagster installations.
In addition to funding, Hamilton County Tourism regularly explores other opportunities to support community development:
Questions about the Hamilton Count Tourism Gives grant program should be directed to Sarah Buckner, Tourism Gives Coordinator
Tourism Gives - Guidelines