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 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.
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.
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.
• Please contact Grants Manager Kyle Hendricks to inquire about availaibility
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.
Benjamin R. (Mickey) King Fund
Purpose: To support projects and activities involving diversity, inclusion, and outreach in our community.
Mildred A. Reeves Early Education Fund
Schicke Children and Youth Fund
Purpose: To support boys and girls in Bartholomew County.
No Child Hungry Fund
Purpose: To support programs to alleviate childhood hunger in Bartholomew County.
Hawcreek-Flatrock Area Endowment Fund
Purpose: To support projects in the Northeast corner of Bartholomew County.
Aileen Marshall Graham Children & Youth Fund
Purpose: To support children and youth programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.