Lawrence County Community Foundation accepting online grant applications

The Lawrence County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the 2021 Open Grant Cycle. 

More than $75,000 will be available for charitable programs and projects that serve the residents of Lawrence County. Over $25,000 in additional funding is available for specific causes such as parks, disadvantaged children, and senior citizens.

The 2020 Open Grant Cycle awarded almost $84,000 to twenty-eight Lawrence County groups and agencies including the Marion Township Rural Fire Department, Green Hill Cemetery, White River Humane Society, and the Christian Women’s Connection Helping Hands Project.

The 2021 cycle is funded by the David Allen Jacobs Community Fund, Ralph W. “Shorty” & Bette Robison Fund, Paul and Patty Ford Community Fund, Harold “Mac” & Shirley McReynolds Fund for Lawrence County, Jo Ellen (Alhorn) Lee Community Fund, Ferguson Community Fund, Sargent Family Fund, Hoosier Hills Credit Union Community Fund, Earlyn & Alvera Burkhart Hill and Orlin & Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, German American Bancorp Fund, Dollens Fund, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County, Bicentennial Fund, Patrick & Sharon Robbins Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, Jim & Annette Seib Community Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, and the Bedford Federal Savings Bank Community Fund.

The Community Foundation has made changes to the online application process; grant seekers should watch the videos posted on the Lawrence County Community Foundation website prior to submitting an application.

Grant seekers must register and be approved to apply; the application deadline is April 12, 2021, to be considered for funding. 

Non-profit organizations recognized by the IRS as having 501(c)(3) status, educational institutions and governmental entities are eligible to apply.