Date: March 21, 2007

Chaney Foundation Award Non Profit Organizations for the 2007 1st Quarter

How do local non profit organizations continue supporting their cause to help make a difference in our communities? Receiving a grant from the Chaney Foundation!

The Chaney Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Chaney Enterprises, awarded grant monies to various non profit organizations in an effort to stand true to their motto “Neighbors Serving Neighbors.”

Organizations that received monies included the Christ Episcopal Church, Bel Alton Alumni High School, The Summit School, Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, United Negro College Fund, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Scholarships for Scholars, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, A Community That Shares, Alternatives for Youth and Families, Calvert County Literacy Council, Port Tobacco Players, Project Linus, American Red Cross-SOMD Chapter, Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts-St. Mary’s District.

Additionally the following organizations received Chaney Foundation Beautification grants: Archbishop Neale School, BSA Troop 1709, Caroline County Historical Society, Charles County Fair, College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Master Gardeners, Charles County Public School, Dr. James Craik Elementary School, La Plata Community Garden Club, Matthew Henson Middle School, St. Mary’s Bryantown School and William B. Wade Elementary School.

Every quarter the Chaney Foundation board members award local non profit organizations grant money whom focus their efforts in the following areas: Children and Youth; Arts, Culture and History; Education; Environment; Health Care and Health Education; and Community Outreach.

Organizations that are interested in applying for possible funding from the Chaney Foundation are encouraged to apply online at www.fsrequests.com/chaneyfoundation and complete the easy step-by-step application.

In addition to quarterly nonprofit community donations, the Chaney Foundation offers an annual college scholarship for Southern Maryland high school seniors, and a very successful Beautification Grant program in Charles County.
The mission of the Chaney Foundation is to provide a better quality of life for all citizens in the communities where Chaney Enterprises does business. Ten percent of Chaney Enterprises’ gross profit is transferred to the Chaney Foundation to be donated to charitable organizations, additionally, funds are provided by local businesses and through Chaney Enterprises customer base. Funds are also donated by Chaney Enterprises employees and are matched 100 percent by the company to be given to their charity of choice.

Chaney Enterprises and the Chaney Foundation would like to thank all of our employees, customers and suppliers who make it possible to give back to our communities. Without this support the Chaney Foundation would not be able to do what is right, improve the health, education, environment and welfare of our neighbors and their children!

For more information regarding possible funding from the Chaney Foundation, contact Jessica Pinkey, Community Relations Associate, at 301-932-5665 or email jpinkey@chaney-ent.com.