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Applications are now available for the Lawrence County Community Foundation 2018 Open Grant Cycle.  $70,000 will be available for charitable programs and projects that serve the residents of Lawrence County.  Additional funding is available for specific causes such as parks, disadvantaged children, and senior citizens.

The 2017 Open Grant Cycle awarded almost $60,000 to twenty-nine Lawrence County groups and agencies including Fayetteville Community Lions Club, Bertha’s Mission, Virgil I Grissom Memorial, Pleasant Run Park, and Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services.  The 2018 cycle is funded by the Patrick & Sharon Robbins Fund, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County, David Allen Jacobs Community Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Earlyn & Alvera Burkhart Hill and Orlin & Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, Harold “Mac” & Shirley McReynolds Fund, Dollens Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, Bicentennial Fund, Ralph W. “Shorty” & Bette Robison Fund, and the German American Bancorp Fund.

The 2018 grant application is available online at http://www.cfpartner.org/lccfgrants.htm   Application packets are also available at the Community Foundation office located in the old Bedford post office building at 1324 K Street, Suite 150, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.    Non-profit organizations recognized by the IRS as having 501(c)(3) status, educational institutions, and governmental entities are eligible to apply.

Completed applications must be received by the Community Foundation by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2018 to be considered for funding.