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  • After the tragic and sudden loss of their dog Nala in October, Angie and David May wanted to find a way to  celebrate her life and help other beloved

  • 2021 Brown Music Competition applications now available. Please note: 2021 competition restricted to high school seniors. Competition and details subj

  • Heritage Fund appreciates the important role businesses play in maintaining a great community. From jobs that support local families, to services that

  • The Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County, a program of Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County had their annual meeting

  • Heritage Fund announces 2020 campaign to grow assets of the Community Fund and increase grant-making capacity.  The Love Where You Live Campaign seeks

  • Uptown Yoga in Columbus, Indiana is inviting non-profit employees to join in complimentary yoga, meditation, and breath classes that are created speci

  • Heritage Fund is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County this month. Featuring the theme of “Wo

  • Heritage Fund is excited to reveal the 2020 Love Where You Live (LWYL) campaign design LIVE on Facebook, Wednesday, Oct 14th at 1 PM. The LWYL campaig

  • Recent national discussions and protests have highlighted the unresolved racial issues that continue to divide our country. Corporations and local and

  • The COVID 19 pandemic has caused much disruption in Bartholomew County. Nonprofit organizations have worked tirelessly to provide immediate relief to

  • The Women’s Giving Circle awarded Family Service, Inc. $5,000 grant in 2018 to help offset the cost of reconciliation services for 10 families who met

  • The African American Fund, Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County, Human Rights Commission, UUCCI and a host of community and support organizations are o

  • Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, dozens of scholarships are offered for a variety of post secondary fields of study and interests.

  • Nurse-Family Partnership® is an evidence-based, community health program with over 40 years of evidence showing significant improvements in the health

  • The Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County, a program of Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County will award a $10,00

  •   Since receiving a Women’s Giving Circle grant in 2018, Sans Souci has been able to help numerous female employees overcome barriers that

  • Heritage Fund congratulates the African American Fund of Bartholomew County on receiving a proclamation of Black Philanthropy Month by Mayor Jim Lienh

  • The Women’s Giving Circle hosted a new traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana at

  • Attention Bartholomew County High School Seniors: Applications for the 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship are now available online. Please rea

  • Columbus Area Arts Council has launched a local Mask Project, to help promote public health in Bartholomew County.   This project is supported by a co

  • Heritage Fund would like your feedback.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey before June 30, 2020.  Let us know how we are doing and how we c

  • So proud of the hundreds who marched for equal justice today at Columbus, Indiana City Hall, including many Heritage Fund Board and Staff members.

  • Join in the peaceful solidarity march organized by the African American Pastor’s Alliance, Bartholomew County NAACP and the Justice Resource Cen

  • It’s our honor to recognize our 2020 William and Sally Hanley Excellence in Teaching Award recipient Stephen Shipley, sixth-grade teacher at CSA

  •   2019 HF Annual Report_Extended Version

  • Heritage Fund scholarship donors have pooled unused award dollars to create a one-time emergency fund to aid Bartholomew County students facing financ

  • Spring means scholarships at Heritage Fund. Staff always looks forward to presenting our scholarship awards in person, but this year is all about maki

  • There are many opportunities to give to support those in crisis in Bartholomew County.  If you are wondering how you can help, here are a few ideas: I

  • Attention students who applied for scholarships through the Heritage Fund. Please watch your USPS mailboxes this week for a special delivery. Scholars

  • Tracy Souza, President & CEO of the Heritage Fund shares a message of support to the Bartholomew County community. The Heritage Fund is working cl

  • The Dictionary Project has featured the Heritage Fund’s grant to this program in their recent Newsletter.  See below for the article shared at h

  •   March 31, 2020 At times it seems every article, TV broadcast or social media blurb starts off with: “This is an especially difficult time”; or

  • Due to the unprecedented impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Heritage Fund is temporarily pausing our grantmaking in order to better understand t

  • Heritage Fund & United Way want to make sure Bartholomew County Nonprofits are aware of a unique opportunity to retain staff during this time of u

  • In parallel with the City of Columbus and Bartholomew County, the Heritage Fund remains open for business, but our staff will primarily be working rem

  • Earlier this year the community lost a great friend in the passing of Mrs. Marguerite Burns Rust at the age of 107.  Born in Columbus, Marguerite was

  • Heritage Fund announces Columbus North High School seniors Erica Song and Grant Jackson as the first-place winners in the 2020 Brown Music Competition

  • Caniece Leggett, above, with fellow attendees at the 2018 research conference in Cape Town, South Africa Columbus native Caniece Leggett enjoyed the o

  • New fund aims to benefit local nonprofit sports organizations  January 9 – Analytical Engineering, Inc., in partnership with Heritage Fund – The Commu

  • Heritage Fund Launched 2019 Love Where You Live Campaign to grow assets of its Community Fund and increase grant-making capacity.  The Love Where You

  • In 2012, six couples in Columbus, Indiana began the African American Fund of Bartholomew County (AAFBC). As part of Heritage Fund—The Community Founda

  • Congratulations to our 2020 Lilly Scholars Hauser seniors Elijah Heslop and Shelby Fugate! As Lilly Scholars, Elijah and Shelby will receive full tuit

  •   Due to the large number of broad community impact grant applications from local nonprofits in 2019, Heritage Fund is cancelling its December 1,

  • COLUMBUS, Indiana, Feb. 11, 2017 — Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County announces Columbus North High School sen

  • Heritage Fund, as the community foundation of Bartholomew County, seeks to foster community leadership in all its forms. Learn more about our Leadersh