Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded grants to
twenty-seven local agencies who submitted proposals for the 2017 Open Grant
Cycle. Programs that impact addiction were a grant cycle priority.
the annual grant application process was provided by the following endowment
Unrestricted Fund, David Allen Jacobs Community Fund, William A. Poling Fund
for Lawrence County, German American Bancorp Community Fund, Patrick and
Sharon Robbins Funds for Lawrence County, Earlyn K. and Alvera Burkhart
Hill, and Orlin and Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, Bicentennial Fund, Wilbur
C. Dollens Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund,
Ralph W. “Shorty” & Bette R. Robison Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation
Fund, LCCF Education Fund, Morris D. Norman Fund, M. Jeanette Norman Fund,
Harold “Mac” & Shirley McReynolds Fund, Freeda and Opal Casada Fund for
Elderly, and the Betty R. Hilderbrand Parks & Recreation Funds.
the Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds now total $746,732 of which
$54,207 was distributed at a reception Thursday. An additional $4,875 was
awarded as a challenge grant which provides matching funds, helping
organizations gain awareness and raise funds for their mission.
Dennis Turner chaired the LCCF
Grants Committee this year. “The grants committee spent many hours
reviewing over forty worthy applications and did an outstanding job making
recommendations to the LCCF Board. It was a joy to work with the
Grant recipients and project names