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Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation provides help during pandemic

The Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation recently awarded grants to help local nonprofits who have faced additional burdens caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Carrie Kemerer stated, “These organizations work with limited budgets to provide direct support to underserved populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many of our local organizations to expand services or [...]

2020-07-02T11:14:19-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Shelby Foundation awards $73,000 in scholarships to Shelby Seniors

Shelby Seniors were rewarded for their academic achievements during a virtual awards assembly. Because of the generosity of donors, $73,000 from 24 scholarship funds housed at The Shelby Foundation was awarded to worthy graduates. While each fund has its own criteria for candidate selection, most are based on academic merit, financial need, community involvement, career [...]

2020-06-02T14:37:02-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shelby Foundation Urges Small Businesses to Seek Help

The Shelby Foundation is urging local business owners to contact the Economic Development Liaison, Jessica Gribben, to find help for government driven loans. Joe Wechter, board chair, said, “Jessica Gribben is a valuable resource in the Shelby community. We are fortunate to have her locally as an extension of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. [...]

2020-03-30T15:28:20-04:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shelby Foundation awards $25,000 to Imagination District

In 2019, The Shelby Foundation worked collaboratively with several organizations to help improve the quality of life for area residents. One effort was with Marvin Memorial Library and the Little Buckeye Museum to bring traveling exhibits to the Shelby. The $10,000 grant, on all accounts, has been successful. Kids of all ages are getting enticed [...]

2020-03-11T10:47:51-04:00March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shelby Foundation and YMCA Partner to Bring Day of Fun to Kids

Shelby kids will have something to celebrate on February 17th besides Presidents Day because school age children, kindergarten through eighth grade, can enjoy a fun day at the Shelby YMCA sponsored by The Shelby Foundation. Director Carrie Kemerer said, “Winter can be a bleak time, the days are short and outdoor activities are limited by [...]

2020-02-02T09:11:41-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation Offers New Grant Cycle

In 2018, the Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation launched the “100 Women for Shelby” initiative. The goal was to bring 100 caring, giving women together who share a mutual goal of enriching our community. The moral support of the community, coupled with the financial generosity of its citizens, will provide endless possibilities for the [...]

2020-01-03T14:38:39-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Shelby YMCA establishes endowment fund at Shelby Foundation

Farmer, soldier, and life-long Shelby resident, Paul Champion continues to help the Shelby community even after his death. The Paul D. Champion Fund of The Shelby Foundation has been a major source of support for many local organizations, and it is, once again, making a major impact in our community. At the fund representative’s request, [...]

2019-08-30T17:38:40-04:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Tickets to Shelby Foundation’s annual fundraiser on sale now!

An Evening with The Shelby Foundation: For a Brighter Tomorrow is a fun, casual fundraising event on Saturday, September 21st to benefit the local community. Proceeds from the event will be invested back into the community through grants overseen by the Foundation. Last year alone, The Shelby Foundation awarded over $300,000 to worthy area nonprofit [...]

2019-08-30T17:37:19-04:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Scholarship Funds at Shelby Foundation Reach Impressive Milestone

In just the last five years, graduating Shelby seniors have received over $365,400 in scholarship money from funds managed by The Shelby Foundation. “Few communities have their own community foundation, and even fewer see the amount of scholarships allocated to one particular school district. The resources supplied to Shelby’s graduating seniors is almost unheard of,” [...]

2019-05-14T13:18:15-04:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Shelby Foundation announces new chair

Shelby resident and local business owner, Joseph Wechter, was named the new board chairperson of The Shelby Foundation at the last meeting on April 16th. Mr. Wechter has been with the Foundation since 2016 and has acted as its vice-chair since 2017.   Outgoing chairperson Cody Albert spent his two-year term focusing on large scale impact [...]

2019-05-14T13:16:27-04:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|