Heritage Fund awards grants to local groups

Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County is announcing nearly $23,000 in grants to local organizations from its Community Fund this quarter.

Each year, Heritage Fund distributes between $600 and $700 thousand dollars in grants from the Community Fund. The unrestricted funds are meant to meet emerging needs in the community.

Among the grants this quarter was $16,000 to the Columbus Area Arts Council to support a program to empower and connect creatives in the community, $10,000 to Landmark Columbus Foundation to support Saturday’s Rock the Block downtown event, and just under $6,300 to Just Friends Adult Day Services to attend a National Adult Day Services Association conference. Community Downtown Inc. received just under $1,000 for a downtown block party and Pride Alliance of Columbus received $1,500 toward this year’s Columbus Pride Festival.

The next quarterly grant application deadline is September 1st. For more information you can call Heritage Fund at 812-376-7772.