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  • Blue River Community Foundation: BRCF May Newsletter



    Blue River Community Foundation (BRCF) approved guidelines for Rapid Relief Grants on April 22nd.  Since that time, ten organizations have been awarded relief grants totaling $45,666 and local food pantries have received $20,750 to help serve local residents. LEARN MORE

    BRCF will continue to follow the impact of the coronavirus on our community.  To stay abreast of our response to local needs and learn about available resources, please visit our website and click on th COVID-19 Response & Resources banner at the top of the page.  You can also access that information here.  


    INTERESTED IN HELPING MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
    Join BRCF in supporting the relief and recovery efforts in our community by donating to the Shelby County Disaster Relief Fund.  Provisions in the CARES Act allow donors to deduct $300 in charitable contributions this year. 
    2020 SCHOLARSHIP NOTIFICATIONS
    Each spring, BRCF awards students with scholarships they have earned for the upcoming academic year.   We are excited to share that 168 BRCF scholarships will be awarded to the 2020 cohort totaling over $430,000: thanks to the generosity of our donors.  Due to the restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we know many BRCF scholarship applicants and their families are wondering when and how they will find out if they are one of the 132 students receiving a scholarship. Find out HERE.
    2020 RACINO GRANTS
    Those organizations that wish to apply to the 2020 Racino grant cycle are reminded that grant interest forms for this cycle are due on July 15th and applications are due by August 1st.  Guidelines and policies are listed here.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Jones at jjones@blueriverfoundation.com or 317.392.7955 ext.106. 

    PLEASE NOTE:  If your grant application is COVID related, please see our guidelines for the Rapid Response Grant program on our website www.blueriverfoundation.com.
    THERE IS STILL TIME TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION FRO BRCF'S SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS - DEADLINE MAY 8TH
    Do you know an individual, family, company, or nonprofit organization who is inspiring and challenging others to think about ways to create a lasting impact on Shelby County's future through service and philanthropy? If so, please take a few moments to nominate them for our Spirit of Community Award. To learn more, or to complete a nomination form, please click here.
    SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOPS
    BRCF is once again hosting a summer, scholarship workshop. Shelby County students on track to graduate in 2021 may select from one of the dates and time slots listed below to attend.
    June 24th       1 - 3 p.m.
    July 16th        10 a.m.  - 12 p.m.
    In the event the workshops cannot be held in person, virtual workshops are planned. To learn more about this opportunity, please review this flyer or contact Julie Alvis at jalvis@blueriverfoundation.com or 317.392.7955 ext. 102.
    REGISTER

    DATES & DEADLINES TO KNOW
    May 8 - Deadline for Spirit of Community Nominations
    May 25 - Memorial Day
     



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