Lawrence County Community Foundation GREAT Grants 

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 October 1st
(if October 1st falls on the weekend, applications will be due the following Monday).
Applications are to be submitted to the coordinator at the school system by the due date. They are reviewed by each school committee and Superintendent and final recommendations are given to the Community Foundation board for a final vote. Checks are distributed shortly after.  2017 DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 6, 2017

School Coordinators:

North Lawrence Community Schools
- Wendy Ramsey, Fayetteville
Elementary School, 812-279-2376 or ramseyw@ncls.k12.in.us

Mitchell Community Schools
Jan Martin, Burris Elementary School, 812-849-2509 or martinj@mitchell.k12.in.us

-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 County.

Link to GREAT Grant Application

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