LCCF awards $18,125 for grants for disadvantaged elderly

BEDFORD – The Lawrence County Community Foundation announced the 2021 grant recipients from the Margie Marie Pennington Fund for Elderly; the awards ranged from $1,624 to $4,000.  The Pennington endowment was created to assist organizations with programs impacting the elderly in Lawrence County, Indiana, that are disadvantaged or homeless.

Endowments, such as the Margie Marie Pennington Fund, are perpetual. Although Pennington passed away several years ago, her legacy will go on forever in Lawrence County through the grants issued from the endowment.

Hope Flores

“If people direct assets to permanent endowments in their wills, then they, too, can have an impact forever,” Hope Flores, CEO of the Community Foundation said. “One that goes on long after they’re gone. The Lawrence County Community Foundation can help you serve your community, whatever your interests are.  An endowment fund may benefit a field of interest or specific charities or causes serving Lawrence County.”

“The best part of Margie’s gift is that it will only continue to grow over time”, Flores added.  “Although Margie is gone, her gift to the community foundation will continue to meet the needs of Lawrence County disadvantaged or homeless elderly forever.”

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 on leaving your legacy in Lawrence County contact Hope Flores at (812) 279-2215 or

The 2021 Pennington Grant recipients and projects include:

Bertha’s MissionMeal Delivery/Elderly Disadvantaged
Christian Women’s ServicesSenior Pennington Grant 2021
Hoosier Hills Food BankSupplemental Food Purchasing – Lawrence County
Hoosier UplandsAppliance and Home Repair for Elderly
Law. Co. Cancer Patient ServicesEnsuring to Boost Well Being
White River Humane SocietyEvery Senior Needs a Friend