Date: January 20, 2006

Chaney Foundation Beautification Grant

The Board of Directors of the Chaney Foundation would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 2005 Beautification Grant recipients for all of their hard work, dedication and wonderful projects in an effort to improve Charles County. Recipients included Arthur Middleton Elementary School, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School, J.P. Ryon Elementary School, TC Martin Elementary School, William B. Wade Elementary School, Maurice J. McDonough PTSO, Charles County Master Gardeners, Charles County Public Library, Homeless Advocacy Association's Robert J. Fuller Transitional House and Melwood Horticultural Training Center.

The Chaney Foundation established the "Beautification Grant" in 2003 to assist Charles County community schools, 501c3 and government organizations establish aesthetic and environmental improvement projects that will benefit area residents. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects which use native plant species and can be incorporated into the school curriculum.

There are a limited number of grants, which will be awarded on a competitive basis in April. Awarded grants are valued up to $1,000.00 that must be matched by the organization or school. The match may be in cash, material, services, labor, or a combination of resources.

The Chaney Foundation would like to thank all of Chaney Enterprises' employees, customers and suppliers who make it possible to give back to our communities. The Chaney Foundation was created in 1987 to honor and maintain the legacy of Eugene and Richard Chaney, with the mission to improve the quality of life in the Southern Maryland community where Chaney Enterprises does business.

For more information on applying for future grants, please contact Jessica Pinkey at 301-932-5665.