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Honor the past. Build the future.


South Bend Heritage is a local non-profit that has worked to reverse the physical and social decline taking place in South Bend’s urban neighborhoods since 1974. We appreciate the support of private citizens, businesses and foundations as they help ensure the ongoing revitalization of South Bend.

3 Ways You Can Support Us


To make a monetary donation to South Bend Heritage please send check to 803 Lincolnway West South Bend, IN 46616.  Or make  an online donation by completing the form below. 

( To make a donation to the firehouse please visit



Donations in-Kind

To make an in-kind donation, contact Elizabeth Leachman at



To make a planned gift contact Marco Mariani at 574-289-1066 ext. 216 or at

You may also download our Stock Donation Form.

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Thank you for your support!

South Bend Heritage is truly grateful for your contributions in cash, kind, and/or special gifts as they all combine to help us achieve our mission of continuing to grow the city of South Bend through our community development initiatives in a variety of areas, including:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Financial Counseling
  • Homeownership Promotion & Education
  • Preservation
  • Creating Quality, Affordable Housing

Make A Special Contribution

The Jeff Gibney Mission Fund has been established to honor South Bend Heritage’s first Executive Director and carry on his vision for community building.

For more information on the Jeff Gibney Mission Fund and how to contribute please click here.