Lawrence County Community Foundation awards 2021 Boost Grants

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Community Foundation (LCCF) Board of Directors awarded Boost Grants totaling $18,450 to eleven organizations through the 2021 LCCF Open Grant Cycle.

Lisa Starr

“We’re excited to announce our first Boost Grants,” Lisa Starr, CFP Finance and Grants Officer shared. “These grants offer expanded flexibility for smaller projects and smaller organizations. Due to COVID restrictions, we posted videos explaining our new grant programs. After watching the videos, applicants chose which grant would be the best fit for their organization. These Boost Grants will touch a wide variety of needs, from raptor education to a food closet for food-insecure teens.”

The 2021 Boost Grants were funded by the M. Jeanette Norman Fund, Patrick & Sharon Robbins Fund for Lawrence County, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County, Paul & Patty Ford Community Fund, LCCF Education Fund, Jim & Annette Seib Community Fund, Robbins Humanitarian Fund, and the Morris D. Norman Fund.

The 2021 Boost Grant recipients and projects include:

  • Bedford Public Library Color Walk: Outdoor Fun and Fitness
  • Friends of Spring Mill State Park Restoring SMSP’s Root Cellar & Spring House
  • Hoosier Uplands Mitchell After School Site STEM Supplies
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry “Meat” the Need
  • Indian Creek VFD Safety
  • Law. Co. Comm. Corrections Life Lessons
  • Law. Co. Econ. Growth Council High School Equivalency Tests
  • Marshall Township VFD Scene Safety Lighting
  • Mitchell Community Schools MJHS Food Closet
  • Pleasant Run VFD Safety by Light
  • Raptors Rise Rehabilitation Ctr. Raptors 101

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 about making a forever gift to benefit Lawrence County, contact Hope Flores at 812-279-2215 or