Heritage Fund awards $84,000 in local grant funding

Heritage Fund – the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County recently awarded $84,000 in grant funding to local nonprofit organizations as part of their fourth quarter grants cycle.

Fourth quarter grant recipients include:

• Bartholomew County Humane Society — $20,000 to install solar energy panels and reduce energy costs at their animal shelter.
• Southern Indiana Housing and Community Development Corporation — $25,000 for construction costs of a new residential development in the Lincoln Central Neighborhood as part of the Columbus Homebuyer Program.
• Family Service, Inc. — $ 19,773 to fund an IT server transition and to fund the 2020 Darkness to Light program pilot.
• Columbus Area Chamber Foundation — $10,000 to develop a strategy, broadcast-quality short videos and a compelling website to promote the Columbus area as an attractive, dynamic and welcoming place to live and work.
• Columbus Redevelopment Commission — $10,000 in support of the City’s efforts to obtain an award from Indiana’s Next Level Trails Grant program.

Kyle Hendricks, Manager of Community Impact, says that Heritage Fund distributes approximately $500,000 in grants to local nonprofits each year from the Community Fund. He says that these 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.