Serving as a catalyst for positive change.
Promoting leadership to address community issues.
Promoting philanthropy broadly within the community.





Our 2018

Annual Report

is Available



        Click here to check it out!





Project Prevent Grant Program Update

Thank you to those who have applied for grant funds from Project Prevent and gone on to implement some really creative and educational programming in our community about the dangers of substance use disorder.
We are no longer taking grant applications for Project Prevent funds and are preparing options to distribute the remaining balances after all obligations are met.
Bartholomew County has been fortunate to have the Mark and Wendy Elwood Substance Abuse Prevention Fund to focus on addressing the immediate crisis of substance abuse.  Please continue to follow the excellent work of ASAP and The Hub as they move into the next phase of this important work.


Welcoming Community Survey

The survey results are in! Check out the survey themes, take a look at the survey data, and read more about the Welcoming Community initiative by clicking HERE.




1OO Campaign Success + New Opportunities to Give!

We live in an amazing community where generous people understand the value of coming together to invest in the future. Heritage Fund is grateful for ALL the individuals, families, groups and businesses that joined the 100 by investing $1,000 or more in our Community Fund! Thanks to this special group – we are better prepared to respond to the changing needs of our community and make grants that will improve lives!

Missed out on The 100? It’s still a great time to give!
Thanks to the Lilly Endowment, gifts made to the Community Fund in 2019 will be eligible for a $2 for $1 match – essentially tripling your donation!!*

Use the “Give Online” tab above to make a donation or contact Kristin Munn at

*matching dollars will be capped at $1M

2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application available

Attention Bartholomew County High School Seniors: The application for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is now available. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Aug. 23. IMPORTANT! Please review all eligibility requirements and instructions HERE  before beginning an application. Click on Apply Online underneath Scholarships for our application website.


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