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Heritage Fund Launches 2019 Love Where You Live Campaign to grow assets of its Community Fund and increase grant-making capacity.
 
The Love Where You Live campaign features a new design by local artist, Laura Latham.  Laura, daughter of Kami Adams and Joshua Latham, is a Columbus native and is currently a sophomore at Columbus North High School.  Community members who make a donation to the campaign can stop by the Heritage Fund office at 538 Franklin Street to receive a T-shirt, tote bag, and/or poster featuring the exclusive design. Limited quantities are available.
 
Donations can be made in person at the Heritage Fund office, 538 Franklin St, by mail to PO Box 1547, Columbus, IN 47202, or online. Thanks to the Lilly Endowment, donations to the fund will be matched $2 for every $1 donated – tripling the impact to the Community Fund (while matching funds remain).

AEI Youth Sports Fund

AEI is partnering with Heritage Fund to provide financial assistance for Bartholomew County youth to participate in athletic and fitness programs.

Kids’ sport can be expensive and participation can be prohibitive for those with financial need. Through this fund, AEI hopes to provide additional access to athletic and fitness activities to youth with financial barriers to participation.

 

Heritage Fund Cancels December 1, 2019 Grant Cycle

Due to the large number of broad community impact grant applications from local nonprofits in 2019, Heritage Fund is canceling its December 1, 2019 Community Fund grant cycle.

Heritage Fund will still distribute over $600,000 in unrestricted grants to local organizations in 2020 that meet long term and future needs in Bartholomew County. Heritage Fund’s 2020 grant application schedule will be available to local organizations starting in January.

Please direct any questions to Kyle Hendricks, Manager of Community Impact at khendricks@heritagefundbc.org.

2020 scholarship applications available

All applications for HFBC scholarships are available online now. Scholarship criteria, availability and award amounts vary. Please see the Scholarship Listing under Scholarships for complete criteria information. IMPORTANT! Please review all eligibility requirements and instructions HERE before beginning an application. Click on Apply Online underneath Scholarships for our application website. Applications and all required materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.

2020 Brown Music Competition applications available

Applications for the 2020 Anna Newell Brown Awards for Vocal Excellence and the Betty F. Brown Awards for Instrumental Excellence are available. The all-day competition is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at First Christian Church and is open to Bartholomew County high school sophomores-seniors. Please review all eligibility requirements and instructions HERE  before beginning an application. Click on Apply Online underneath Scholarships for our application website. Applications and all required materials must be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.

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ATTENTION:  Heritage Fund does NOT provide grants to individuals.  If you are contacted via social media, email etc. and asked to provide personal information in order to receive a “grant” or other money from “Heritage Fund” – please note that this is fraudulent use of Heritage Fund name and/or logo.  If you have questions or concerns please contact info@heritagefundbc.org.

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