LAWRENCE CO. – The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded over $59,000 in Impact
Grants to sixteen local agencies through the 2021 LCCF Open Grant Cycle. Earlier this summer, LCCF
awarded Boost Grants totaling $18,450 to eleven organizations through the 2021 Open Grant Cycle.
The Community Foundation is governed by a volunteer board whose mission is to improve the quality
of life in Lawrence County for this generation and generations to come. The Community Foundation
accepts and manages individual and business contributions made to permanent endowments, some of
which fund the annual grant cycle.
The 2021 Impact Grant Cycle was funded by the Ralph W. “Shorty” & Bette Robison Fund, David Allen
Jacobs Community Fund, Bicentennial Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund, Earlyn & Alvera
Burkhart Hill and Orlin & Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County,
Patrick & Sharon Robbins Fund for Lawrence County, Sargent Family Fund, Dollens Fund, Chloral
Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, Jim & Annette Seib Community Fund, Harold “Mac” & Shirley
McReynolds Fund, Hoosier Hills Credit Union Community Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Brett Terry
Community Fund, Bedford Federal Savings Bank Community Fund, JoEllen (Alhorn) Lee Community
Fund, Ferguson Community Fund, German American Bancorp Fund, and the Paul & Patty Ford
Community Fund. Additional funding was provided by the Lawrence County Community Foundation
Education Fund, the Morris D. Norman Fund, and the M. Jeanette Norman Fund.
Grant checks totaling $42,302 were distributed at an open house Thursday at the new office (3315 W.
5 th Street). An additional $17,300 was awarded as challenge grants to LOOP (City of Mitchell),
Fayetteville Community Lions Club, and Green Hill Cemetery Association. A challenge grant provides
matching funds, helping organizations gain awareness and raise funds for their mission. Once the
challenge amount is raised, the grant check is presented to the organization.
Barbara Terry chaired the LCCF Grants Committee this year, “The grant applications received were
from a wide variety of non-profits in Lawrence County. It is great to see that these organizations have
survived the pandemic and are intent on continuing to provide services which might not otherwise be
possible for Lawrence County and its residents.” Terry added “The generous financial support of the
citizens of Lawrence County makes this grant process possible.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant recipients and project names follow:
Bertha’s Mission Meal Prep
Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County Whatever it Takes!
Christian Women’s Connection CWC Helping Hands Community 2021
First Christian Church of Bedford Bringing Accessibility to Camp Bedford
Hope Resource Center Sibling & Fatherhood Program Classes
Kappa, Kappa, Kappa; Gamma Epsilon Chapter 2021 Candlelight Tour of Spring Mill Park Buses
Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 Adaptive Playground
Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services Port-able Shirts
Lawrence Co. Cancer Patient Services Patient Care
Lawrence Co. Foster Support Group Foster Family Christmas Party
Lawrence Co. Prosecutors Office Serving our Survivors
Marion Township Rural Fire Department EMS Division Operations Update
Shawswick VFD Fire Pump
White River Humane Society Fixing Fine Felines
LOOP – City of Mitchell ADA-Compliant Pool Ramp
Fayetteville Community Lions Club The Red Barn Roof Replacement
Green Hill Cemetery Association Green Hill Cemetery Entrance Repairs