SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is again inviting its member schools and other Chamber member organizations involved with the education of Shelby County youth to make application to its Foundation for an education grant.

“The Chamber Foundation is an important component of our overall mission,” said Jeff Raible with the Chamber. “Through the generosity of Chamber members, we are able to financially support many wonderful education-based programs throughout Shelby County. These are teacher driven, education enrichment initiatives that might not otherwise occur without support from our Foundation.”

Last year Chamber Foundation Trustees approved 20 grant requests submitted by Chamber member schools and other youth education organizations. In total, more than 15,850 was granted to the following: Lehman Catholic High School, Shelby County Ag Society, Fort Loramie Local Schools, Russia Local Schools, Sidney City Schools, OSU Extension—Shelby County 4-H, Fairlawn Schools, Shelby Hills Preschool, Botkins Schools, Midwest Regional ESC, Shelby County Historical Society, Raise the Roof for the Arts, Holy Angels Catholic School, Journey 4 Self, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jackson Center Schools, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA.

In addition, the Chamber Foundation continued its support for the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County with a substantially increased level of funding pledged for years 2023 and 2024.

To request a 2023 grant application, interested Chamber members can call the office at 937-492-9122, email [email protected] or download the application from its website The deadline for application submission is Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023.