Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce offers education grants

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 to our overall mission. Through the generosity of Chamber members, we are able to financially support many wonderful education based programming supplements each year throughout Shelby County,” said eff Raible, president of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. “These are education enrichment programs that might not otherwise occur if not for our Foundation’s support.”

Last year, 21 education-based grants were funded to Chamber member schools and organizations totaling more than $15,400. Recipients of these grants included Anna Schools, Big Brothers – Big Sisters, Botkins Schools, the Business–Education Partnership, Fort Loramie Schools, Holy Angels School, the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, Shelby County Historical Society, the Shelby County Libraries, and Sidney City Schools. Additional funding was provided to the Workforce Partnership of Shelby County and Shelby County Libraries capital campaign.

To request a 2017 grant application, interested Chamber members can call the Chamber Foundation at 937-492-9122, e-mail, or download an application on the Chamber website The deadline for submitting an application this year is Oct. 15, 2017.

Staff report