What is the purpose of a GREAT Grant?
The Community Foundation realizes that teachers often have instructional
ideas they would like to implement in their classroom, but the availability
funds is a deterrent. These
grants would help to provide some funding to help
What kind of program or project qualifies?
There is no limit on the scope of a project or program. First priority will
be given to those projects that are creative, innovative and stimulate
learning in students. These projects, of course, must follow school
guidelines and policies with regard to content.
What is the size of the grant?
Grants of $50 - $300 will be awarded.
How do teachers apply?
The application may be obtained online, at the Community Foundation office
or the school coordinator.
When are grants given?
The deadline is typically November 1st (if
November 1st falls on the weekend, applications will be due the following
Applications are to be submitted to the coordinator at the school system by
the due date. They are reviewed by each school committee and recommendations
given to the Community Foundation within 30 days. If the deadline falls
during a weekend, the deadline date will be extended to the following
- Wendy Ramsey, Fayetteville
Elementary School, 812-279-2376 or
Mitchell Community Schools
Jan Martin, Burris Elementary School, 812-849-2509 or
-Community Foundation, Attn: Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 1235,
Bedford, IN 47421 (812-279-2215)
Where does the money come from?
The Lawrence County Community Foundation allocates grant dollars from the
Great Grants Fund, Lottie (Collins) and Paris P. Porter Education Fund, LCCF Education Fund, and/or the LCCF General Unrestricted fund for the GREAT Grants program.
Bedford North Lawrence Community Schools, Mitchell Community Schools and St.
Vincent de Paul Catholic School benefit from this program.
In 2001, the Community Foundation began the GREAT Grants Fund. This is an
endowment started with a gift from a local donor to ensure that the teacher
grants program will go on forever. Contributions may be made to this fund by
any group or individual in the form of cash, publicly traded securities,
closely held stock, real estate, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts
and more. Call the foundation for more information on how to leave a lasting
gift to benefit the students and teachers of Lawrence