2020 Recovery

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2020 Recovery Fund

The Community Foundation of Shelby County (Ohio) and the Shelby County United Way, along with other funders, have created a charitable fund  to assist with local needs as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ways to Give

  • Text Shelby to 40403   This is the Shelby County United Way’s ‘Text to Give’ platform.
  • Credit cards: Click Here to Donate Online
  • If you have a Donor Advised Fund or Gift Account at the Community Foundation, make a grant request by emailing jfortkamp@commfoun.com
  • Write a check payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County
    • Please add – 2020 Recovery Fund – on the memo line
    • Mail to:

Community Foundation of Shelby County
100 S Main Ave, Ste 202
Sidney, Ohio 45365-2771

About the Fund

The fund will provide flexible resources to local organizations that provide direct social service in Shelby County, Ohio.  No funding is planned to go directly to individuals.

We are regularly checking with local human service organizations to assess if they have financial resources to keep serving the changing needs in our community.

Funding will be distributed based upon relevant and emerging data on our community’s needs. Organizations will be able to apply on this site beginning April 1, 2020.


Why did you decide to activate the fund?
Now that this outbreak is infiltrating our area, we know that needs will rise.  Organizations continue to use their available resources and we have been planning this fund to help when it appeared they need additional support.

What is the best way I can help the Shelby County community today?
The 2020 Recovery Fund will target areas of  the greatest need in the community and we welcome contributions at this time.  However, if you know of an organization that needs volunteers or financial support, consider giving directly to that organization.  They will appreciate your gift.  You can also help your neighbors who are struggling and need a hand.

How will money be disbursed?
A committee of local leaders will be established to determine how money will be granted to other charities. There is no plan to give money from the Fund directly to individuals.

When will you share who you fund?
The Fund will provide grants on a rolling basis and at that time, we will update our website to list those organizations funded.

General questions & inquires about the fund can be directed to Marian Spicer at mspicer@commfoun.com.