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$50,000 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative

Winona Lake, Ind. (May 12, 2022) Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority today launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new pavilion at the Village at Winona.

Winona Lake residents will soon have a new space to gather if this crowdfunding campaign reaches its goal of raising $50,000 by June 30, 2022. If successful, the project led by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce will receive a matching grant as part of IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.

“This pavilion will provide a fun place for residents of Winona Lake to gather,” Crouch said. “Projects like this are the heart of the CreatINg Places program, engaging and activating communities to enhance Indiana neighborhoods.”

Funds from this campaign will be used to build a community gathering space for activities year-round. Activities include, concerts, ice skating, private events and more. 

"I am excited to see our community have a new space for residents of all ages to enjoy year-round,” said Craig Allebach, Winona Lake Town Manager. “We can plan holiday events and festivals around this new pavilion, which will also be a destination for everyday activities for people to enjoy the outdoors."

The CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $5.5 million in public funds and an additional $4.5 million in matching IHCDA funds.

The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.

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