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Help us raise $1 Million to prevent substance abuse in Bartholomew County!

Mark & Wendy Elwood are launching a fund to prevent substance abuse with a promise to match donations from the community dollar for dollar (up to $500,000). HFBC is proud to partner with Mark & Wendy and the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County (ASAP-BC) in this critical work.  Funds raised will enable ASAP to launch important projects aimed at substance abuse prevention.

To donate online click here and type “Mark & Wendy Elwood Substance Abuse Prevention Fund” in the “Name” field

For additional details and donation options see the press release.

2018 HFBC Scholarship applications are now available online.

The deadline for completed application submission is 4 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018.

Click on the link below for complete application information and instructions.

Contact Amy Laker, Scholarship Manager at or 812-376-7772.

Heritage Fund Announces 2018 Organizational Excellence Request for Proposal

In March 2018, Heritage Fund will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) open to nonprofits working within or serving Bartholomew County. The RFP challenges organizations to consider the following question:

Assuming unlimited resources, what would take your organization to the next level?

Learn more about the RFP here.

Heritage Fund is announcing the upcoming RFP now so organizations have time to identify potential areas where the grant would be useful.

Organizations that haven’t completed an assessment are encouraged to use the following free organizational assessment tools to prepare for the RFP:

United Way of Bartholomew County Assessment

United Way of Bartholomew County Assessment Summary

Marguerite Casey Foundation Organizational Assessment Tool

McKinsey Organizational Capacity Tool


Contact Abbie Bush, Grants Manager at or 812.376.7772

 2016 Annual Report is now available online! Click here to see how we are improving the community through philanthropy!