2020 Recovery Fund – this fund is now closed.

The Community Foundation of Shelby County (Ohio) and the Shelby County United Way, along with other funders, created a charitable fund  to assist with local needs as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for supporting your neighbors through the 2020 Recovery Fund.

About the Fund

The fund provided resources to local organizations that provide direct social service in Shelby County, Ohio.  No funding was given directly to individuals.
Thanks to your kindness, more than $84,000 has been given to help the Shelby County community.

Grant Awards

SafeHaven – $500 to provide food and storage containers that enable them to deliver a hot meal to their clients, who typically have received a meal at their Sidney facility.
Agape Distribution – $3,348 to purchase 10,000 boxes of cereal and new grocery bags for their food distribution program.
Wilson Health Foundation – $17,852 to purchase four portable, air-cleansing HEPA Care units and filters for patient rooms. The units are usable now and in the future for COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory diseases, making it safer for healthcare workers.
Random Acts of Christian Kindness (RACK) – $7,000 to assist single-parent families with expenses such as medications, home and auto repair, utilities and food. The grant was offered as a 1:1 match. Thank you, RACK supporters, for giving the matching money!
Bridges Community Action Partnership – $11,396 to support emergency assistance for up to 15 Shelby County families and individuals who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness by providing emergency rent, food, medications, personal supplies and transportation.
Right to Life of Shelby County – $8,000 for diapers, wipes, formula and related infant care supplies.
Salvation Army – $1,500 for a commercial freezer to replace a broken freezer used to store meat given to qualifying residents.
Opportunity School/ Midwest Regional Education Service Center – $5,181 to purchase milk coolers for separate food lines, as well as to provide safety measures for the Opportunity School students when they return to the classroom in the fall.
Ohio Living Dorothy Love – $6,675  to support the purchase of 14 UV air purifiers to clean the air in the facility’s heating and cooling systems.
Sidney-Shelby County YMCA – $6,018 to purchase sanitizing equipment and disinfecting items for the safety of those utilizing the facility.
Lehman Catholic High School – $3,358 to comply with re-opening safety food guidelines including the use of disposable cutlery, plates and a mobile food warmer.
Midwest Regional Education Service Center $3,057 for purchase of protective equipment and sanitizing products for Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists and other specialists serving students in county school districts.
Samaritan Works – $1,800 to provide materials for on site counseling sessions, replacing programs at other facilities that were halted because of COVID concerns.
Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County – $1,500 for hand sanitizing stations, disinfectants and PPE.
Rustic Hope – $6,000 to provide diapers to Shelby County families.
New Choices – $300 for a UV steamless handheld vacuum for daily cleansing of bedding and furniture to prevent the spread of Covid among residents of the shelter.