The Bartholomew County Heritage Fund is celebrating the launch of its 2022 Love Where You Live campaign to grow its community fund assets and increase grantmaking capacity for the long-term benefit of the community.
The fund encourages local individuals and businesses to “love where you live” by donating to the campaign that supports community initiatives. The Legacy Fund awards over $650,000 in Community Fund grants each year to meet various community needs as they arise.
Community Fund grants allow the community foundation to support local nonprofit organizations and the residents they serve in a variety of ways. “At the Heritage Fund, the money you donate to Love Where You Live will support nonprofits in Bartholomew County for decades to come by creating our community fund,” said the President and CEO. from HFBC, Tracy Souza. “Investing in the HFBC Community Fund ensures funds will always be available to meet new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.”
A special fall gathering in the Heritage Fund courtyard served to unveil the latest campaign which features a new design by a local artist each year. This year’s artwork by Hope graphic designer Amy Harden recognizes the elements that make Bartholomew County a place people want to live. Harden appreciates the balance between a community that promotes art and architecture as well as farming and agriculture. Its inspiration of “a community with small town charm and big city desirability” encapsulates part of what Heritage Fund says makes our county special and worth investing in!
Community members who donate to the campaign can receive a poster, decal and/or notebook featuring the 2022 LWYL design and are encouraged to join Heritage Fund on social media (Facebook/Instagram @heritagefundbc) to share photos and comments on why they like Where they live.
The Bartholomew County Community Foundation was established as a community foundation in 1976 with the goal of continuing a legacy of giving by providing all citizens with the opportunity to donate and create charitable funds to benefit the community. local. It was created primarily to ensure responsible management of donations given for general charitable purposes; promote leadership to address community issues; serve as a catalyst for positive change in partnership with others; and broadly promote philanthropy within the community.