The Columbus Law Firm of Voelz, Reed, &Mount LLC has partnered with Heritage Fund – Bartholomew County’s Community Foundation to launch a foundation that will provide support for aging adults and their families.
The Voelz, Reed, &Mount Foundation will be accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations in Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, and Decatur counties that serve aging adults. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 29. Scholarships will average $500 to $1,000 each.
Company co-owners Lora Mount and Blake Reed said the new foundation was an effort to give back to the community.
“We have been very fortunate to build a successful business in a community like Columbus. As business owners who have benefited from this community, we have felt a strong desire to find a way to give back. Like many business owners, one of our struggles has been finding the time to properly establish a private foundation. Establishing a private foundation can be complicated and time consuming. Our partnership with Heritage Fund gave us exactly what we were looking for. We are delighted to be able to support seniors and people with special needs through the Voelz, Reed, &Mount Foundation. We also hope to inspire other business owners to do the same,” Mount said.
According to Reed, “In our practice, we saw an increased need for support for our elderly and special needs population and we were looking for a way to support these growing populations. We are fortunate and thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community we serve, side by side with Heritage Fund.
A personal foundation is a philanthropic vehicle that provides flexibility in donor-directed grantmaking. Heritage Fund began focusing on personal foundations, including corporate foundations, in 2021 under its “Your Philanthropy” program. Your way.” initiative.
“Heritage Fund is delighted to partner with Voelz, Reed, &Mount, LLC and support their thoughtful approach to philanthropy. Part of our mission as a community foundation is to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their philanthropic wishes. That’s why we say, “Your philanthropy, your way.” Partnering with Heritage Fund on a personal foundation allows for all the benefits of a private foundation at a fraction of the cost and without the administrative burden,” said Tracy Souza, President and CEO of Heritage Fund. “Congratulations to partners Lora Mount and Blake Reed for being thoughtful, creative and smart about how they want to give back to the community that created their success.”