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It’s time to #GiftBack with Grant A Wish
Consider giving a meaningful gift this holiday season.
Help support the needs of local nonprofits and the people they serve. Wishes start at $5 and cover a wide variety of community needs! Double your impact! Now through December 31st, a dollar-for-dollar match is available for wishes granted. The first $15,000 received will be matched thanks to the generous contributions of Heritage Fund, MainSource Bank, and Elwood Staffing.
View the wish list and grant a wish today!
Seeking Community Navigator for Engage Columbus
Engage Columbus is seeking a Community Navigator to connect Columbus residents to the resources, opportunities, and people that will help them to feel more welcome and engaged in the community.
Qualified candidates should have extensive knowledge of the Columbus community and key community partners, experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, excellent communication skills, and 3-5 years of work experience. Ability to build relationships with community based organizations and individuals is critical. This is a contract position, not to exceed 32 hours/week.
For additional information, qualifications, and a complete job description, click here
Send resume/cover letter by November 25th to:
c/o Heritage Fund
538 Franklin Street
Columbus, IN 47202
2015 Lilly Scholarship Application Available
Online applications for the 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, administered by Heritage Fund and Independent Colleges of Indiana, are available here. Lilly Scholarships provide full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis that lead to a baccalaureate degree at any accredited Indiana public or private college or university. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014.
Apply online for scholarships!
Students can now create user accounts and apply here for Heritage Fund scholarships for the 2015-16 scholarship season. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015.
2015 Brown Music Competition
Join us for a day of young musical talent on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at First Christian Church for the annual Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence and Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence. Students will compete for college and musical lesson scholarships. Participants can apply here. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014.
2013 Annual Report
To view our 2013 Annual Report, click here.
2014 Lilly Scholars Announced
Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County has named Columbus East High School seniors Mary (Madel) Presto and Seth Frownfelter recipients of the 2014 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships for Bartholomew County. The program – sponsored by Lilly Endowment, managed by Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) and administered locally by Heritage Fund – is in its 17th year of awarding scholarships to Indiana students to pursue four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis that lead to a baccalaureate degree at any Indiana public or private accredited college or university. Madel and Seth will receive full tuition for four years to the Indiana college of their choice and a $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment. See the surprise presentation by clicking here.
African American Fund of Bartholomew County Launches
The African American Fund of Bartholomew County was established to help educate and inspire African Americans in Bartholomew County by focusing on education, leadership development, economic/career development, health awareness and arts & cultural events. To learn more about the Fund or to donate click here.
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. Detailed information regarding the restructured program as well as grant forms can be accessed in the Grant Center.
Dictionaries spread word about learning. Elementary classrooms turned a new page last week with the deliveries of fresh new Webster's Dictionaries for every third-grader in the county.
The dilapidated house adjacent to Ninth Street Park has come down! The house which attracted unwanted and illegal activities deeply concerned parents...
2012 ANNUAL REPORT Please for the Heritage Fund 2012 Annual Report
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Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County has been officially reconfirmed in compliance with Indiana Standards for Foundations...