Heritage Fund awards Community Fund grants

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

(Columbus, Indiana) The Board of Directors of Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently approved the following grant awards to deserving organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Bartholomew County. All grants were awarded from the Community Fund.  Each year, through generous support from community members, this fund distributes approximately $500,000 to nonprofits through a competitive grant application process.

Grant recipients were:

  • Family School Partners -- $42,950 to update the tools and curriculum they provide families participating in their program. Participating families receive age appropriate educational materials and one-on-one guidance so parents learn the importance of early learning, can work promote learning in the home, and receive access to needed community resources.
  • Family Service Inc. -- $70,329 to increase staff capacity to meet the growing need for mental health services in Bartholomew County and surrounding counties.

HFBC is also pleased to announce the results of a recent Organizational Excellence Request for Proposal. Through the RFP, the following organizations have been awarded grants totaling more than $114,000: Apprisen, The Arc of Bartholomew County, Bartholomew County Park Board, Bartholomew County Historical Society, Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation, Developmental Services Inc., Foundation for Youth, Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center, Our Hospice, Turning Point and Su Casa. HFBC’s Organizational Excellence grant program is intended to support local nonprofits in their efforts to increase organizational capacity and achieve programmatic and operational excellence.

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.