Blue River Community Foundation: BRCF August 2022 Newsletter
2022 Recipients AnnouncedIn 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 RecipientBPW - 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 READ MORE ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS ADDRESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS
BRCF Provides Support to Early Learning Shelby County FacilityThrough 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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Don't Miss This OpportunityHigh 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 theThe deadline to apply is September 1, 2022.
APPLY NOW GRANT HIGHLIGHT
Supporting Literacy in Shelby CountyShelby 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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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 View the summer 2022 edition of BRCF's Newsletter.
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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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