The Shelby Foundation awards grant dollars to worthy nonprofit organizations and their programs that improve the lives of Shelby residents.

The Foundation is dedicated to programs which enhance arts, culture and humanities, improve health, and welfare services. In essence, the Shelby Foundation assists the community where we live, work and love by simply making it better.

The Foundation accepts grant applications on a semi-annual basis, typically the spring and fall. All applicants must be a 501 (c)(3) qualified charitable organization and/or government agency/school.

The Shelby Foundation helps North Central State College and our local schools which affords students the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge.
– North Central State College, Kehoe Center


Grant Making Guidelines

Grants are awarded to not-for-profit organizations exempt from federal taxation under the section 501( c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Grants are generally given one time only for a specific purpose and will not typically be awarded to provide annual operating expenses or support.

Grants are not made to individuals, except in the form of scholarships. Scholarships are paid directly to the college/university.

The Foundation generally does not provide funding for projects which are considered part of a regular school curriculum.

The Foundation does not generally make grants for the programs for initiatives where the primary purpose is the promotion of religious doctrine or tenets.

Grants are not given for general operating budgets or budget deficit or salaries of established organizations.

The Foundation does not typically award grants for computer systems or software programs.


Area Agency on Aging
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
City of Shelby
Civitan Club
Community Investment Corporation
Council of Churches/Meals on Wheels
First Lutheran Church
Friends of the Black Fork
Fun Center Chordsmen
Girl Scouts
Hospice of North Central Ohio
Johnny Appleseed Baseball
Junior Achievement
K-City Child Care
Kid’s Connection of Ohio
Marvin Memorial Library
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center
Morton One-Room School
North Central State College
Oakland Cemetery Association
Ohio Genealogical Society
The Ohio State University – Mansfield Campus
OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice
OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital
Pioneer Career & Technology Center
Plymouth – Shiloh Athletic Boosters
Plymouth – Shiloh Local Schools
Quilts of Valor
Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Red Cross
Rehab Center
Richland County Development Group
Richland County Pregnancy Services
Rotary Club of Shelby
Sacred Heart School
Safety Town
Salvation Army
Shelby Area 4-H Clubs
Shelby Christian Outreach
Shelby City Schools
Shelby City Schools Academic Boosters
Shelby Community and Senior Center
Shelby FFA Buyers’ Club
Shelby Girl’s Softball
Shelby Green Committee
Shelby Help Line Ministries
Shelby High School After-Prom Committee
Shelby High School Alumni
Shelby Home & Public Health
Shelby Little League
Shelby LiveStrong Rally
Shelby Ministerial Association
Shelby YMCA
St. Mary’s School
The Well
Trinity Shining Lights Preschool
Village of Shiloh