Sheets Fund sets grant deadline

Staff report

BOTKINS — Botkins area organizations interested in applying for a grant from the Louise Sheets charitable fund may submit an application on or before Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.

Grant applications and guidelines are available at the Botkins village office, Botkins Library and Botkins Local Schools. They may be printed from the Community Foundation of Shelby County website at The site also has guidelines and tips helpful in completing a request.

Nonprofit and governmental entities located within the Botkins school district or those who serve Botkins area residents are eligible to apply for some of the $84,000 in available grant money.

Last year’s grants supported equipment for the fire department and rescue service, health needs and capital improvements to the community park, swimming pool and athletic fields.

The Louise Sheets Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Shelby County. For information, call 497-7800 or visit

Staff report