Community Fund Grants Program

The Community Fund Grants Program provides a flexible approach in providing funding support to not-for-profit organizations serving Bartholomew County. Organizations have four options to seek funding support. Heritage Fund will invest in local non-profit organizations that are governed by a strong and effective Board that have a proven record of success.

Community Investment Grants
The Community Investment Program was created to encourage innovative ideas and solutions that will address our community’s most pressing needs and make Bartholomew County a welcoming and vibrant place to live and work. The grant program is designed to offer support for programs and initiatives that provide a strategic and innovative approach that will positively impact the community and deliver measurable results.

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Positive Change Grants
The Positive Change Grant Program is designed to support community programs and projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in Bartholomew County. The grant program is designed to support programs and initiatives that offer solutions for positive change for our community and its residents.  

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Targeted Grants
The Targeted Grants Program provides an opportunity once a year for not-for-profit organizations to submit a grant proposal through a Request for Proposals (RFP) Grants Program.  There are no Targeted Grant Opportunities available at this time.  

Opportunity Grants
The Opportunity Grants Program provides an opportunity for not-for-profit organizations to seek funding support for governance and effectiveness projects, staff training programs or urgent needs.  

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Detailed information regarding the grants program including forms can be accessed in the Grant Application/Document Center.







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