Heritage Fund announces $142k in community grants

Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County is announcing more than $142 thousand dollars in grants to local organizations from its Community Fund this quarter.

Each year, Heritage Fund distributes between $600,000 and $700,000 in grants from the Community Fund. The unrestricted funds are meant to meet needs in the areas of Youth Development, Substance Abuse, Neighborhood Revitalization, Innovation and Creativity and creating a Welcoming Community.

Among the grants this quarter were $90 thousand to the Columbus Area Chamber Foundation to support the Velocities entrepreneurial partnership with Bloomington, $11,500 to REACH Columbus and $10,000 to Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators for strategic planning and $8,500 to the Boy Scouts to support a partnership with Foundation For Youth.

Students Fund of Hope received $5,000 to support its efforts in the Hope and Hartsville areas, the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District is receiving $4,420 for recycling program improvements and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is receiving $4,275 to buy food for the Senior Mobile Food pantry in partnership with Salvation Army.

The next quarterly grand application deadline is tomorrow. For more information you can call Heritage Fund at 812-376-7772.