Funding Interests


As a community foundation, Heritage Fund addresses the broad needs of residents of Bartholomew County which fall generally into five categories:

  1. Civic Affairs
    To include the support of programs related to criminal justice, community development, employment, citizen involvement, leadership training, and other general community activities.
  2. Cultural Affairs
    To include the support of programs and facilities which are designed to offer widespread opportunities for participation and appreciation of the arts.
  3. Education
    To include support for innovative educational programs serving a broad spectrum of our residents.
  4. Health and Medical
    To include the support of hospitals, health and medical related programs.
  5. Social Services
    To include the support of human service organizations, programs for children and youth and services for seniors.

Link to A Listing of Funds by Purpose for specific funds in each area of interest. Questions regarding the Heritage Fund Grant Policies should be directed to Kristin Munn at 376-7772 or e-mail Kristin at

Important Dates

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Thurs, Nov 7th, Fee $15 Donner Center – Meeting Hall 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presenter: Kelly Young, Baise Communications


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P.O. Box 1547
Columbus, IN 47202-1547

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