A holistic approach to enhancing people and places.
Where people live affects their quality of life like almost no other factor.
South Bend Heritage Foundation (SBH) is a not-for-profit service and community development corporation founded in 1974 that is committed to the stabilization and empowerment of our neighborhoods. Our vision is a united community where diverse neighborhoods are considered choice places to live, as well as to operate a business, and where all residents have equitable and just opportunities to reach their full potential. SBH strengthens neighborhoods by creating quality housing, improved health-care options, literacy programs, arts and cultural opportunities, and other private investments that support residents who live in our neighborhoods.
COMMUNITY BUILDING & ENGAGEMENT
REAL ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
SBH ANNUAL FUND
Annual Fund donations support the critical work that SBH does, including housing projects, financial counseling, and a host of transformative neighborhood improvement activities. SBH depends on donations to deliver our services; every dollar given is used to make our community thrive.
Jeff Gibney mission fund
Jeff Gibney was a community leader and the first Executive Director of SBH. The Jeff Gibney Mission Fund was established to honor Jeff’s vision for community building, and supports the types of special projects and activities that Jeff would identify as important for the good of the community.
charles martin youth center
Donations made to the CMYC support the daily operations of the Center, including youth development programs and leadership initiatives. The CMYC is also home to the Augustus F. Hawkins Literacy Center, a program that is aimed at helping students who struggle to read at grade level.