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Lawrence County Community Foundation Announces Open Grant Recipients
Updated July 8, 2014 7:08 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants to fourteen local agencies who submitted proposals for the 2014 Open Grant Cycle.

Funding for the annual grant application process was provided by the following endowment funds:
LCCF Unrestricted Fund, Wilbur C. Dollens Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, Patrick and Sharon Robbins Fund for Lawrence County, Ralph W. "Shorty" & Bette R. Robison Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation, Eugene & Marilyn Glick Foundation Fund, and the Freeda & Opal Casada Fund.

"The 2014 grants applications were once again an example of what is great about this area," said Craig Jones who chaired the LCCF Grants Committee this year. "Several unmet needs have been identified and willing organizations are providing the necessary resources to meet the need. The Community Foundation and its committee has the privilege of providing financial support to address the need. Examples of this include youth educational programs, life skills development, services for the needy, and cultural programs, among others. This grant cycle once again represents all that is good about the organizations that serve the citizens of Lawrence County."

The following grants will be awarded:

Bedford Lions Club Lions - Accessibility Project $3,000

BNL Vocal Music Boosters Corp. - Show Choir First Steps $2,000

Fayetteville Community Lions Club - FCLC Ball Field $2,000

Heltonville Elementary School - Natural Outdoor Learning Area $2,850

Hoosier Hills Food Bank : Fork-Lift Acquisition $1,500

Judah Heritage Group - Judah Park Phase VII $1,000

Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 - Life Skills Area at BNL High School $2,500

Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services - Open Your Mouth & Say Aahhh $500

Lawrence Co. Concert Association - Good Company Matinee $1,500

Lawrence Co. Senior Citizens - Come On In! $2,000

LIFE - LIFE's Laundry Project $1,200

Mitchell Community Public Library - Play and Grow $3,000

Salvation Army of Lawrence Co. - Lawrence Co. Warming Center $1,000

Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Program - Guardianship Training 101 $1,100

Challenge grants were awarded to Hoosier Hills Food Bank and Judah Heritage Group; challenge grants require the organizations to raise additional funding.

The Lawrence County Community Foundation is a public charity recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to be proactive in creating and growing an enduring source of charitable assets, and to identify and respond to the changing needs of Lawrence County. For information on giving back to Lawrence County through the Community Foundation, contact Executive Director Hope Flores at (812) 279-2215 or

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