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

Each year, Heritage Fund grants over $600,000 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.

Areas of Impact

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 Lifecycle Manager Software Trainings

Beginning January 1, 2024, all grant applications will only be accepted online through the Grant Lifecycle Manager software platform on Heritage Fund’s website. Virtual trainings will be held 1-2 p.m., Feb. 9 and 11 a.m. to noon, April 5; July 12; and Oct. 11. Please contact Kyle Hendricks at for Zoom links. Open office hours at Heritage Fund also will be offered for any questions 11 a.m. to noon, Feb. 16; April 26; Aug. 8; and Nov. 1. 

Click here to apply for a Community Fund grant.


Click here for GLM applicant tutorial.


Please contact the Manager of Community Impact for questions or assistance at or (812) 376.7772

2024 Funding Priorities and Grant Guidelines

Heritage Fund has announced its funding priorities for competitive grants in 2024. The Community Foundation will accept competitive applications for Community Fund grants on a quarterly basis.


Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1. Grant awards are announced approximately 12 weeks after each deadline. Nonprofit organizations serving residents in Bartholomew County are encouraged to apply.

2024 Primary Grantmaking Areas of Impact

Arts, Culture, Architecture and Design

Downtown Vibrancy

Youth Development

Secondary Grantmaking Areas of Interest

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Leadership Development

Responsive Community Needs


Click Here to Download our 2024 Grant Application Guidelines

Other Grant Opportunities
Apply for a Grant

Kyle Hendricks

Manager of Community Impact


Please contact Kyle Hendricks with questions about grant opportunities at Heritage Fund at 812-376-7772.

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