The M. A. Rooney Foundation

The M. A. Rooney Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving student achievement.

The Foundation's primary focus and mission is ensuring that all students in K-2 are reading at grade level.

To successfully accomplish their mission, they offer educators a broad set of services and capabilities that include a Data Management and Reporting System, Strategic Planning, and Professional Learning. Visit at for more details

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great is a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.  Through the program, PNC emphasizes the importance of the first five years of life, which research has shown is critical to long-term achievement, and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community partners to enhance children’s learning and development. Visit at for more details

The Arc Center for Excellence

The Arc Center for Excellence is a regional based, cross-disability facility that is developed and operated by the collaborative partners to provide an array of services and supports such as: 

  • Disability information and referral
  • Training/community education
  • Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination
  • Parent/Family Support and Coordination

In Bartholomew County, approximately 18% of the area’s residents have a disability. The Arc Center for Excellence provides families with a local, up-to-date and supportive atmosphere for learning about their child’s disability. The Arc Center works to develop and maintain comprehensive information on materials and resources available for self-advocates, parents/families and professionals. The Center is designed to be a one-stop directory of materials such as: books, videos, technology, equipment and educational/developmental toys for use by the community to assist individuals with disabilities and ensure all needing such resources have access. Visit at for more details

We hope that you will join us in the effort. Please visit contact us page for more details. We could use your help!

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Recognizing, educating, and advocating for dyslexic students

Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation

The School Foundations fund projects and initiatives that make a needed impact on the  BCSC students and the Columbus community.  Education is a great investment and this foundation is an organization that fills that need. Visit at for more details

Heritage Fund - The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County is created primarily to:

  • Provide responsible stewardship of gifts donated for broad charitable purposes
  • Develop leadership to address community issues
  • Serve as a catalyst for positive change in partnership with others
  • Promote philanthropy broadly within the community

It is the general policy of the Heritage Fund - the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County to include people without regard to age, disability, economic circumstances, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation in carrying out our mission.Visit at for more details