• Blue River Community Foundation: BRCF August 2022 Newsletter

    August 2022
     



    2022 Recipients Announced
    In 2016, Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF) introduced the Spirit of the Community Award program to Shelby County.  The program allows for community members to shine a light on the extraordinary generosity and leadership of both an individual and/or business and a nonprofit organization who demonstrate community spirit through their service and giving to Shelby County.
    Bob Wortman - Individual Category Recipient
    BPW - Nonprofit Category Recipient
    pictured l-r:  Jennifer Jones, Bob Wortman, Jordan England
    pictured l-r:  Beth Case, Abby Collins (FCC Neighbors Table representative), Jennifer Jones, Theresa Adams, Carolyn Austin, Sherry Mohr
     
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    ADDRESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS
    BRCF Provides Support to Early Learning Shelby County Facility
    Through data collected by both Early Learning Shelby County (ELSC) and Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF) in recent years, it was realized that our community was and continues to be a childcare desert. The lack of high-quality, reliable childcare, specifically for children 
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    SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER
    Don't Miss This Opportunity 
    High school students on track to graduate by June 30, 2023 can now apply for scholarships during BRCF's summer, scholarship application cycle.  Students applying during this cycle are considered for both the 
    The deadline to apply is September 1, 2022.
    For more information, contact Julie Alvis or view the Foundation's Scholarship Resource Guide. 
    *applicants must meet minimum eligibility requirements for Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship consideration. 
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    GRANT HIGHLIGHT
    Supporting Literacy in Shelby County
    Shelby County Reads was recently awarded a grant from the Bueford and Caryl Loper Robbins Fund held at BRCF to support their latest project.  As they are celebrating the Year of the Book and recent renovations to the Shelby County Public Library, they are focusing on the importance of books regardless of age. A collaboration between their organization, Three Sisters Books & Gifts, SCPL, and the schools has provided them the opportunity to get copies of their book selection, Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library, into all Shelby County Schools. 
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    IN CASE YOU DIDN'T HEAR
    BRCF Welcomes Laura Land to Staff
    On July 12th, Laura Land joined the BRCF staff as our Community Engagement Officer.  In this role, Laura will work closely with nonprofit boards and staff members, grantmaker colleagues, and community partners to support the overall health and wellbeing of the nonprofit sector in Shelby County.  She will manage the Serve Shelby site, administered by BRCF, as well as collaborate with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's Nonprofit Roundtable work.  
    LEARN MORE ABOUT LAURA
     
    CORNERSTONE SUMMER ISSUE 
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    DATES & DEADLINES TO KNOW
     
    August 30 - Nonprofit Workshop 

    September 1  -  Summer Scholarship Application Cycle deadline
    (for students on track to graduate high school by June 2023)

    September 4 - Labor Day; BRCF Office Closed
     
     
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    Blue River Community Foundation
    54 W. Broadway Street, Suite 1
    Shelbyville, IN 46176

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