COVID-19 Local Information & Resources

COVID-19 Local Information & Resources

In parallel with the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County, the Heritage Fund remains open for business, but our staff will primarily be working remotely to mitigate the spread of illness. This may slow our services and response times, and we are grateful for your patience as we adapt to these challenging and rapidly changing circumstances. You may continue to reach us by phone at 812-376-7772 or email at

If you would like to help Bartholomew County families and individuals feeling the effects of the pandemic, the United Way of Bartholomew County has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund  Donate Here

Our scholarship selection committees are still hard at work reviewing this year’s applications. It is our goal to continue as planned with our scholarship timeline and notify all recipients of their awards by email notification by mid-April. We will keep our Facebook page and website updated with any changes. Questions? Contact Amy Laker at 812-376-7772 or

Other Resources:

Disaster Assistance through the US Small Business Administration

Purdue Extension Providing Grants Through No Kid Hungry

Apprisen Offers Resources to Protect Self Financially from Impact of Coronavirus

United Way of Bartholomew County resources available during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nonprofits Eligible for Federal Small Business Administration Loans

Share Your Care Program with Council for Youth Development 

Emergency Child Care Services in Bartholomew County