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Lawrence County Community Foundation Announces Grant Recipients Of 2017 Open Grant Cycle
Updated July 17, 2017 11:47 AM
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(BEDFORD) - The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants to twenty-seven local agencies who submitted proposals for the 2017 Open Grant Cycle.

Programs that impact addiction were a grant cycle priority.

Funding for the annual grant application process was provided by the following endowment funds: LCCF Unrestricted Fund, David Allen Jacobs Community Fund, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Patrick and Sharon Robbins Funds for Lawrence County, Earlyn K. and Alvera Burkhart Hill, and Orlin and Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, Bicentennial Fund, Wilbur C. Dollens Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, Ralph W. "Shorty" & Bette R. Robison Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund, LCCF Education Fund, Morris D. Norman Fund, M. Jeanette Norman Fund, Harold "Mac" & Shirley McReynolds Fund, Freeda and Opal Casada Fund for Elderly, and the Betty R. Hilderbrand Parks & Recreation Funds.

Grants from the Community Foundation's unrestricted funds now total $746,732 of which $54,207 was distributed at a reception Thursday. An additional $4,875 was awarded as a challenge grant which provides matching funds, helping organizations gain awareness and raise funds for their mission.

Dennis Turner chaired the LCCF Grants Committee this year.

"The grants committee spent many hours reviewing over forty worthy applications and did an outstanding job making recommendations to the LCCF Board," he says. "It was a joy to work with the committee."

Grant recipients and project names follow:

  • Bertha's Mission - Meal Prep Program
  • Camp Challenge Indiana, Inc. - Good Neighbor Garden
  • Camp Indicoso / UMC - A Safe Environment
  • Camp Rivervale / UMC - A Safe Environment
  • Celebrate Recovery / FMC - CR Family Night
  • Celebrate Recovery / FMC - One Day Training Event
  • Centerstone of Indiana - Lawrence County Nurturing Parenting Program
  • Fayetteville Community Lions Club - Lions Club Park Ballfield #2 Dugout Completion
  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank - More Than a Million 2
  • Hoosier Uplands EDC - Hoosier Uplands Afterschool Program
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry - Meat the Need 2017-2018
  • Hope Resource Center - Client Education
  • Huron Baptist Church - Huron Community Playground
  • Indiana Trails Fund, Inc. - Maintaining Milwaukee Road Transportation Trailway
  • Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 / SVDP - LARC Center - This End Up
  • Landing / FMC - The Landing Food
  • Lawrence County 4-H Council - Science Education Tools for 4-H Clubs
  • Lawrence County Aquatics - Ready, Set, ...
  • Lawrence Co. Concert Association (SI Live on Stage) - Singing Hoosiers - Master Class & Evening Performance
  • Mitchell Royal Family Kids Camp / JFUMC - RFKC Birthday Party
  • Pleasant Run Park - Take Me Out to the Ballgame (challenge grant)
  • Senior Citizens of Lawrence County - Senior Center Facelift!
  • Shawswick Township / Trustee - Portable Low-cost Compressed Air Foam System
  • Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services - Connections, Solutions, & Awareness
  • Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living - Fishtival
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Men's Warming Center
  • Stone City Lodge #94 Fraternal Order of Police - Cops for Kids
  • United Way of Lawrence County - Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Virgil I Grissom Memorial Inc. - Boyhood Home
  • White River Humane Society - Neuter and Spay, That's the Way
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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