Heritage Fund Awards Community Fund Grants to Bartholomew County Nonprofits

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently awarded $65,295 in grants to local nonprofit organizations from the Community Fund as part of its fourth-quarter grants cycle.

Grant recipients were:

  • Gleaners Food Bank – $15,343 to support Senior Mobile Food Pantry in partnership with Salvation Army of Columbus
  • Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation – $17,500 to support the Counseling Counts program
  • Thrive Alliance – $15,764 to purchase new customer relationship management software
  • Thrive Alliance – $16,688 to support new Social Call outreach program for Bartholomew County Seniors

Each year, through the generous support of community members, HFBC distributes approximately $600,000-$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.

2021 quarterly grants deadlines are March 1, June 1, 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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