Four organizations will have funding to better serve students and residents in Marshall County, thanks to grants given by the Chevron Community Fund on Friday.
A total of $25,000 was handed out during the announcement of the winners Friday at the Marshall County Family Resource Network, with that amount split among four organizations. According to Susie Nelson, director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, her organization received and pared down the applications before turning them over to Chevron, which chose the winners.
"We wanted to help them make an impact in the community they serve," she said.
Representatives from the winning organizations were on hand to explain their projects to members of the community. The winners include:
The $25,000 is part of a $50,000 contribution by Chevron to create the Chevron Fund, with the money being given during two grant cycles. Trip Oliver, manager of policy, government and public affairs for Chevron, said the fund is the company's way of staying involved and serving a county where it plans to do business for a long time.
Winners of the next grant cycle will be awarded Nov. 15, and applications can be submitted via the Community Foundation website at www.cfov.org.