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GRANTS

10 years from now, what will our community wish we would have done today?

Each year, Heritage Fund grants over $700,000 to local organizations through our grants programs. These grants fund community-wide initiatives, programs, and organizational needs that improve the quality of life for the people of Bartholomew County.

Our grant making is focused on driving change into the future, and promotes philanthropic solutions to our most pressing community needs.

 

Utilizing input from community experts in healthcare, economic development, social services, government, and the arts, Heritage Fund created a list of Areas of Impact that will drive proactive grant making in the years to come.

COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS

Opportunity Grants


Opportunity Grants are intended to support urgent program needs and other time sensitve efforts where a small grant will impact a non-profit organization and the clients they serve. • Requests of up to $3,000 • Processed within 2 weeks • Requests are accepted year round • Grants are awarded year round while funds are available LEARN MORE APPLICATION




Organizational Excellence Grants


Organizational Excellence Grants are intended to support training, development, and capacity building opportunities for nonprofit staff and boards. Organizational Excellence Grants can be used to support activities including but not limited to strategic planning, board development, communications and fundraising planning, network and IT planning, succession planning, leadership development, organizational assessment, and productivity improvements. • Suggested Amount: Up to $10,000 • Requests of $10,000+ will be considered • Requests are accepted year round • Grants are awarded year round while funds are available LEARN MORE
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Positive Change Grants


Positive Change Grants are intended to support emerging community needs and projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in Bartholomew County. This grant program is designed to support programs and initiatives that offer solutions for positive change for our community. • No limit on the dollar amount of grant requests • Multi-year grant requests are eligible • Requests must be submitted by 5 PM on March 1, June 1, September 1, or December 1 • Grants are awarded within 90 days of the grant submission deadline LEARN MORE APPLICATION




Community Investment


• Please contact Grants Manager Kyle Hendricks to inquire about availaibility • Addressing Heritage Fund Areas of Impact • No Limit • Letter of Intent & Application





 
 

OTHER GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

African American Fund of Bartholomew County


Purpose: To improve the African American community in Bartholomew County through education, leadership development, economic/career development, health awareness, and arts and culture. Open for Grants: Please contact the Grants Manager for specific details about the application process.




Benjamin R. (Mickey) King Fund


Purpose: To support projects and activities involving diversity, inclusion, and outreach in our community. Open for Grants: Yes.




Mildred A. Reeves Early Education Fund


Purpose: To support youth and early education programs. Open for Grants: No.




Schicke Children and Youth Fund


Purpose: To support boys and girls in Bartholomew County. Open for Grants: Yes.




No Child Hungry Fund


Purpose: To support programs to alleviate childhood hunger in Bartholomew County. Open for Grants: Yes.




Hawcreek-Flatrock Area Endowment Fund


Purpose: To support projects in the Northeast corner of Bartholomew County. Open for Grants: Please contact the Grants Manager for specific details about the application process.




Aileen Marshall Graham Children & Youth Fund


Purpose: To support children and youth programs. Open for Grants: No.




Friends of the Children Fund


Purpose: To serve the needs of children in Bartholomew County who are experiencing problems at school due to family financial concerns. Open for Grants: Yes.




Women’s Giving Circle Fund


To educate, connect, and inspire women to practice strategic philanthropy; using our collective strengths and financial resources to create positive change in Bartholomew County. The WGC annually raises funds to award grants benefitting women, children, and families throughout Bartholomew County. LEARN MORE




Nala Fund


Purpose: To help local veterinarians provide emergency medical care to dogs in need and to provide care for dogs waiting to be adopted from local shelters. Open for Grants: Working in partnership with the Bartholomew County Humane Society (BCHS), local veterinarians are able to contact BCHS to request funds for dogs in need. Funds will be administered annually on a first-come, first-served basis. Nala Fund Information Nala Fund Supporters Nala Fund 2020 5K Sponsors Nala Fund Pet Honorariums




AEI Youth Sports Fund


Purpose: To provide financial assistance for area youth to participate in athletic and fitness programs. Kids' sports 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. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply. LEARN MORE




COVID-19 Grant Program


Total 2021 funding for program is $100,000. Eligible organizations are encouraged to submit requests up to $10,000 in funding to assist with organizational needs. Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis through December 31, 2021. all Bartholomew County nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. COVID-19 Organizational Resiliency Grants Program Information COVID-19 Organizational Resiliency Grants Program Application Please submit all inquiries and materials to Manager of Community Impact Kyle Hendricks at khendricks@heritagefundbc.org or 812-376-7772.





 
CONTACT

Kyle Hendricks

Manager of Community Impact

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Please contact the Manager of Community Impact, Kyle Hendricks with questions about grant opportunities at Heritage Fund at 812-376-7772.

AEI YOUTH SPORTS FUND

Analytical Engineering, Inc. (AEI) is partnering with Heritage Fund to provide financial assistance for area youth to participate in athletic and fitness programs. Kids' sports 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.

 
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