• Kelly Geckler

Heritage Fund awards over $65K to local nonprofits

Heritage Fund -- The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently awarded $65,295 in grants to local nonprofit organizations from the unrestricted Community Fund as part of its fourth-quarter grants cycle.


Grant recipients were:


  • Gleaners Food Bank – $15,343 to support Senior Mobile Food Pantry in partnership with Salvation Army of Columbus

  • Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation – $17,500 to support the Counseling Counts program

  • Thrive Alliance - $15,764 to purchase new SALSA customer relationship management software

  • Thrive Alliance - $16,688 to support new Social Call program for Bartholomew County Seniors


Each year, through the generous support of community members, Heritage Fund distributes approximately $600,000-$700,000 in grants to local nonprofits from the Community Fund. Community Fund grants help Heritage Fund to meet emerging needs in Bartholomew County in the areas of Youth Development, Substance Abuse, Neighborhood Revitalization, Innovation and Creativity and Welcoming Community.


2021 quarterly grants deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. For more information about Heritage Fund grants programs, contact Kyle Hendricks, Manager of Community Impact, at 812-376-7772.