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Heritage Fund Awards $82K to Local Nonprofits

Friday, August 20, 2021
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COLUMBUS, Indiana, August 20, 2021 -- Heritage Fund -- The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently awarded $82,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations from the Community Fund as part of its second-quarter grants cycle.

Grant recipients are:

  • Columbus Area Chamber Foundation – $42,800 to support startup costs for the new Propeller Innovation Center at the Columbus Airpark Campus
  • Su Casa Columbus – $10,213 to support the summer Making Education Thrive Around Summertime (M.E.T.A.S.) learning program
  • NAACP of Bartholomew County – $10,000 to support expansion of the Targeted Investment in Minority Entrepreneurs (T.I.M.E.) program
  • Just Friends Adult Day Services - $10,000 to support organizational strategic planning
  • Energy Matters Coalition – $9,433 to support waste diversion pilot at Ethnic Expo events

Through the generous support of community members, HFBC annually distributes approximately $600,000 to $700,000 in grants to local nonprofits from the unrestricted Community Fund. Community Fund grants help HFBC to meet emerging needs in Bartholomew County in the areas of Youth Development, Substance Abuse, Neighborhood Revitalization, Innovation and Creativity and Welcoming Community.

Remaining 2021 quarterly grants deadlines are September 1 and December 1. For more information about HFBC grants programs, contact Kyle Hendricks, manager of Community Impact, at 812-376-7772.

About Heritage Fund
Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County was formed as a community foundation in 1976 with the purpose of continuing a legacy of giving by providing an opportunity for all citizens to make gifts and establish charitable funds to benefit the local community. It was created primarily to: provide responsible stewardship of gifts donated for broad charitable purposes; promote leadership to address community issues; serve as a catalyst for positive change in partnership with others; and promote philanthropy broadly within the community.

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