Giving Tuesday 2020

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Be part of the movement to make this community better by making a charitable gift to The Shelby Foundation on December 1st.

DONATE TO THE GENERAL FUND

By making a donation to our general fund, you’re giving The Shelby Foundation the permission to allocate your dollars any way the Board of Directors deems necessary. An unrestricted donation allows the Foundation an unencumbered ability to address community projects or needs as they arise.

DONATE TO A SPECIFIC FUND

You may choose to make a donation to one of the current funds housed at The Shelby Foundation. Simply choose the fund in which you wish to donate and we’ll apply your donation.

DONATE TO A SPECIFIC PURPOSE

The Shelby Foundation can allocate your donation to a specific cause or purpose. Simply click on the button below and let us know how you’d like your money used.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SHELBY FOUNDATION IMPACTS OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IN A VARIETY OF WAYS

Shelby is a much stronger, better place to live because of the support given by The Shelby Foundation. Every facet of this community from the schools, day cares, to community organizations, parks and our local government improvements have been positively impacted through financial support provided by the Foundation. The Foundation understands this community; knows where there is the greatest need, and where we can have the greatest impact.

Be part of the movement to make this community better by making a charitable gift to The Shelby Foundation on December 1.

No one should ever go hungry, and if the Foundation has anything to say about it, they won’t. The Shelby Foundation has given grants to the First Lutheran Food Bank, FISH of Shelby, & Shelby Christian Outreach to provide food to those in need.
Therapeutic horseback riding uses the process of learning to ride and the movements of the horse to strengthen primary body control and sequencing, but it is an expensive luxury that many are not afforded. Children with disabilities who attend Auburn Elementary were given the opportunity to participate in therapeutic horseback riding programs thanks to the financial assistance of The Shelby Foundation.

The Women’s Fund of The Shelby Foundation was established in 2009 to empower women by providing funding for area programs promoting intellectual, physical, emotional, social, economic, and cultural growth for area women. Taking a proactive stance, the Women’s Fund Advisory Committee instituted a lecture series, Let’s Talk: Woman to Woman, which brings education and camaraderie to women who live in and around our community.

There are over 20 scholarship funds housed at The Shelby Foundation benefitting graduating seniors and, on average, approximately $70,000 is awarded each year to worthy applicants. Scholarship recipients are determined by selection committees generally comprised of fund representatives and educators.

Education is another area where the Foundation has decided to make a difference. The Shelby Foundation is a large financial supporter of both private and public institutions in Shelby City School District. Thousands of dollars are awarded yearly to financially aid with academic programs, class trips, materials, and more.

Shelby Safety Town, a longstanding institution for 4-5 year-olds, is a week-long program that gives children the tools they will need to be safe in a frequently unsafe world. While pedestrian and traffic safety are emphasized, lessons on dangers in everyday situations and citizenship are also taught.

The Shelby Foundation made summer more exciting for kids in the community by partnering with Seltzer Pool to sponsor Family Fun Nights. Over the course of three free events last summer, area children and their families gathered together to enjoy the pool, games, snow cones, and prizes.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT #GivingTuesday