Lawrence County Community Foundation - Recent Grant History  

The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants to twenty-eight local agencies during the 2018 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. 

Funding for the 2018 grant cycle was provided by the following endowment funds:

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

Grants from the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds now total over $800,000 of which $57,208 was distributed at a gathering Wednesday morning.  An additional $1,700 was awarded as a challenge grant which provides matching funds, helping organizations gain awareness and raise funds for their mission.

Barbara Terry chaired the LCCF Grants Committee this year.  “With a record fifty-two grant applications, serving on the Grants Committee this year was both difficult and rewarding.  The difficulty came in not being able to recommend every application for a grant.  The reward is obvious; the funded applications will allow local non-profit organizations to provide important services to the residents of Lawrence County.”  Grant recipients and project names follow:


Becky's Place, Catholic Charities

Safe and Secure Home

Bertha's Mission

Meal Prep

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County


Centerstone of Indiana

Mental Wellness for Lawrence County Project

City of Mitchell Parks & Recreation Department

Parks Improvement Project

Dolly Parton Imagination Library of LC

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

First Christian Church Outreach Committee

Coat Bank

FOP Stone City Lodge #94

Cops for Kids

FRC Team 5403 RoboBoosters Aluminosity

2018-2019 Robotics Season

Free Methodist Church for 630 Recovery Place

Celebrate Recovery Family Day at Camp

Free Methodist Church for 630 Recovery Place

Sponsor/Accountability Partner Training

Hoosier Hills Food Bank

Supplemental Mobile Pantry Food - Lawrence Co.

Hoosier Hills PACT

Providing Internet Access

Hoosier Uplands Head Start

Learning Self-regulation Skills

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Gamma Epsilon Chapter

Candlelight Tour

Lawrence Co. Grassroots Property Cleanup Project

Grassroots Property Cleanup

Lawrence County Wrestling Academy

Making Great Strides


First Lego League Program - Mitchell & Oolitic

Little Theatre of Bedford

LC Youth Theatre Enrichment Program

Mitchell Church of Christ Foster Family Support

Foster Family Christmas Party

Senior Citizens of Lawrence County

Senior Citizens Documents Records

Serenity Club of Bedford

Addiction Recovery Family Events

Shawswick Township Trustee for Shawswick VFD

Fire Department Ladders

Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services

Connections, Solutions, & Awareness

Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living

Fishtival 2018

Springville Community Association

Re-electrifying the Springville Gym, Shelter, & Park

St. Vincent de Paul for Knights of Columbus #1166

Stalker Elementary Severe Disability Classroom

United Way of South Central Indiana

Kindergarten Countdown

White River Humane Society

Be the Change, Prevent a Litter


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 hope@cfpartner.org.  

LCCF GREAT Grants  for Teachers

The LCCF Great Grants program is a wonderful opportunity for Lawrence County teachers to spread their wings and think beyond the box by developing unique and fascinating learning opportunities for our students.  The application process inspires a spirit of excellence and creativity for our teachers while maintaining alignment with the Indiana State Standards. 



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