Heritage Fund awards $372,000 in local grants

Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently awarded $372,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

Grant recipients were:

• Developmental Services, Inc. – $40,000 for the construction of a new modular classroom to allow for expanded programming options.
• Kidscommons – $100,000 over two years as a contribution to its $500,000 capital campaign for the build-out and installation of a new exhibit.
• Foundation For Youth – $102,000 to fund new staff positions to help with increased demand for services, space and fundraising.
• Sans Souci – $70,000 over two years to fund the incremental cost of management positions in the areas of Human Resources, Operations, Human Services and Outreach.
• Advocates for Children – $60,000 over two years to create a full-time Director of Development position.

That grant money is coming from the unrestricted Community Fund as part of its third-quarter grants cycle.

Officials say these 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.