The Robert and Francess Chaney Family Foundation awarded funds to five Barry County organizations during its spring grant awards this year. The foundation awards funds to non-profit organizations that benefit education, human services and programs for children, families and public safety personnel.
The Purdy Fire Protection District received a $10,000 grant to purchase live fire training equipment, and the Monett Senior Center received a $3,351 grant to replace its heating and air conditioning system.
Other organizations that received funds included: Habitat for Humanity, affiliate of Monett and Purdy, $2,153, for office equipment upgrades; Berean Christian Academy in Monett, $12,500, for tuition scholarships; and Aurora Farmers Fire Protection Association, $6,495, for rescue equipment.
|The Robert and Frances Chaney Family Foundation was established in June of 2006 with $10 million. The foundation is designed to award grants to organizations in southern Oregon and Barry County, because the Chaney family lived in both areas in the past. Organizations in Robert Chaney's home county, Cabell County, W. Va., are also eligible for grant funds.||The Chaney Family Foundation Board of Trustees meets twice a year to review grant applications and proposals. Qualifying applications must be from tax-exempt organizations or agencies.|