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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.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

COMMUNITY BUILDING & ENGAGEMENT

REAL ESTATE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

“I think SBH’s mission of revitalizing and bringing caring homeowners into more forgotten neighborhoods is one of the best ways to maintain a sense of history while building a new future.”
Kathleen Canavan, Homeowner
"I'm rebuilding... This is the best thing, being here."
Rod Frison, Oliver Apartments Resident
"They saved my life. It's that simple. It's a beautiful place."
James "Jim" Joppek, Oliver Apartments Resident
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CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

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

The Jeff Gibney Mission Fund was established to honor Jeff’s vision for community building. His unique approach to neighborhood revitalization brought a number of long lasting improvements to South Bend. The JGMF will support the types of special projects that Jeff would identify as important for the good of 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.

SUPPORTING
PARTNERS