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Lawrence County Community Foundation Board Of Directors Awarded Grants To 21 Local Agencies
Updated July 19, 2016 7:08 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants to twenty-one local agencies who submitted proposals for the 2016 Open Grant Cycle. 

Funding for the annual grant application process was provided by the following endowment funds:

  • LCCF Unrestricted Fund
  • Bicentennial 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 Fund
  • Betty R. Hilderbrand Bedford Parks & Recreation Fund
  • LCCF Education Fund
  • Morris D. Norman Fund
  • M. Jeanette Norman Fund
  • Harold "Mac" & Shirley McReynolds Fund

Dennis Turner chaired the LCCF Grants Committee this year. "A conduit of blessing," Turner said of the experience.  

"This describes the Community Foundation as the flow-thru of aid to agencies that, in turn, bless so many in our community who have real need.  This year's grant committee spent hours reviewing very worthy applications and did an outstanding job making recommendations to the LCCF Board.   It was a joy to work with the committee." Turner added. "We invite the community to share in the joy of the work of the LCCF. The Community Foundation works hard to be a responsible and responsive steward: an enduring conduit of blessing."

Over $33,000 was distributed Thursday and an additional $9,785 was awarded as challenges to five groups.

Challenge grants help organizations gain attention and raise funds by providing matching funds. Organization and project names follow:

  • Becky's Place - On Solid Ground
  • Bedford Police Department - AED (challenge)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County - The SAFE Journey Through Mentoring
  • Camp Challenge Indiana, Inc. - Recycling Program
  • Celebrate Recovery - Celebration Place / Phase Two
  • Centerstone of Indiana - Lawrence County Art Therapy Program
  • Centerstone of Indiana - Reducing Domestic Violence through Healthy
  • Families Forever - Relationship
  • Fayetteville Community Lions Club - Lions Club Park Ballfield #2 (challenge)
  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank - Food Transportation Improvement Project
  • Hoosier Hills PACT - Victim Advocacy: Not by Bread Alone
  • Hoosier Uplands EDC - Afterschool Program
  • Hope Resource Center - Earn and Learn Parenting Program
  • Indiana Trails Fund, Inc. - Enhancing the Milwaukee Road Transportation Trailway
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 / SVDP - LARC Instructional Uplift
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 / SVDP - Severely Handicapped Entrance at BNLHS
  • L C Steam - Limestone Robotics
  • Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services - Fill and Refill
  • Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office - AED (challenge)
  • Mitchell Police Department - AED (challenge)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness FaithNet Project for Lawrence County
  • Springville Community Park - New Playground Equipment (challenge)
  • White River Humane Society - It is Time, to Fix Your Canine

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 more information contact Hope Flores at (812) 279-2215 or

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