Since 2010, Shelbyville and Shelby County have supported a grant program using Racino revenue. They understand that many Shelbyville and Shelby County groups strive to improve our community and support this effort via Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF). These donations have given $1,445,180 to 55 organizations.
Shelby County organizations have received $226,610 from the city and county for 2022.
Shelbyville's Boys & Girls Club This organization received $9,183.40 for Indiana Kids, their in-house homework program. Cancer Association of Shelby County — $10,000 was donated to buy new furniture and fixtures for Second Time Around, their secondhand shop. Forest Hill Cemetery received a $36,393.60 matching grant to rebuild road pavement.
This $16,840 funding will assist develop a Teen Advocacy Council, a girl-led organization that will concentrate on social concerns. Gleaners Food Bank received $10,000 to assist the Produce Hope Initiative, which provides fresh fruits and vegetables to partner organizations in Shelby County.
Morristown Visionary Committee received $52,700 to create an asphalt road and parking lot in Morristown Park to increase accessibility.
This $4,000 award will update technology for Shelby Community Band concerts.
This group received $50,000 for a professional lighting system for performances and educational events.
Shelby Senior Services
– This $7,493 award will finance Matter of Balance and Active Living Every Day for Shelby County seniors.
The Arc of Shelby County received $25,000 for SENSES Gym, an indoor sensory playground for all children.
Bridge Ministries This charity received $5,000 to refurbish furnishings at its Care & Counseling Center, where they hold weekly community activities.
BRCF looks forward to delivering these funds for the City and County in 2023 and beyond under a new moniker, City & County Progress Grants, which more truly represents the source of financing. Blueriverfoundation.com/apply-for-grants has further information about this and other awards.
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