$47k given in Partnership Grants

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Shelby County Community Foundation distributes to five organizations

By Scotty McDaniel

The Shelby County Community Foundation presented its annual Partnership Grants on Monday night at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville.

The public charity was able to distribute approximately $47,000 to organizations that benefit the community. Representatives from the 27 organizations that applied for grant funds showed up, and five were pleasantly surprised to learn that they would receive some of the money.

The grants were:

• $20,900 to Child Town Inc. – Established in 1977, Child Town Inc. offers early education to 136 kids and employs 27 workers. The grant money will go toward purchasing a new bus.

• $2,352 to Center for Women and Families – The center wants to use its grant to print educational material that would raise awareness for women and families in crisis.

• $9,000 to Shelby County Community Center – The grant will help in the Norris Beckley's quest to revive the old community center and get new equipment to make it safe and useable.

• $5,038 to Project Outreach – Serving the homeless in Shelby County for 11 years, Project Outreach will use the funds to provide basic needs such as food and guidance to those in need.

• $10,000 to Jewish Hospital’s Men and Women’s Health Fair – The funds will go toward continuing the promotion of good health awareness and encouraging responsibility for one’s own health.