Visitors Center Grant Applications


Visitors Center Inc. (VCI) maintains a grants pool from which tax-exempt organizations may request support for programs and events that will bring visitors into Bartholomew County, positively impact the quality of life in Bartholomew County, and/or support the mission of VCI. Since the source of these funds is the County Innkeeper’s Tax, a tax paid by visitors to the community and collected by lodging properties, all grants made from these funds must fall under the accepted uses as defined in Indiana Code 6-9-18-1.

Grant requests are evaluated by the VCI Tourism Development Committee, a sub committee of the VCI Board of Directors.

Questions regarding the grant program should be directed to Robin Gray, rgray(at)


The Columbus Area Visitors Center recognizes the importance sporting events provide in making a positive impact on the quality of life in our community. We can assist your organization, providing your sporting event meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • generates year-round overnight visitations
  • generates media exposure for the city and county
  • contributes to the quality of life in our community

For more information, please contact