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Lawrence County Community Foundation (LCCF) is offering 501c3 organizations, community institutions, and schools the opportunity to apply for a grant for out-of-school STEM projects or programs in Lawrence County.  The STEM programming must occur outside of the traditional school day and promote opportunities for hands-on learning in STEM that adds to or enhances school experiences at the elementary, middle, or high school level.

LCCF was awarded the Advancing Out-of-School STEM Learning Grant from Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. to support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

The Advancing Out-of-School STEM Learning Grant applications must be delivered to the Community Foundation at 1324 K Street, Bedford, IN by 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 20th to be considered for funding.  This is a separate grant cycle, only for out-of-school STEM projects and programs, and organizations must use the STEM-specific grant application.  Forms are available at the LCCF website:  www.cfpartner.org/lccfgrants.htm

Awards will be distributed in early November 2017 and projects must be completed and final reporting received within one year.  Grants of $2,500 or more may be subject to a challenge, meaning the organization may be responsible for raising matching funds.

For more information call the Lawrence County Community Foundation office at (812) 279-2215.

Children’s Book Launch at Lawrence County Museum

Celebrating Indiana’s Civil War History and Surrounding Beauty

Lawrence County Museum librarian Joyce Shepherd has inspired the character of “Miss Joyce” in The Cave’s Path, elaborating on the extensive Civil War history in the area as well as the story of Private James Madison East, a Union soldier who died in 1864 and is buried on the farm where author, Shirley Williams lives.
Ms Joyce is just one of many (local) characters featured in this the fourth book in local author Shirley Williams’ young adult series “Come Walk With Me”.
The Cave’s Path continues the story of Aundi and her friend Daniel, two 9 year olds exploring Aundi’s uncle’s farm near Springville, Indiana. Following the discovery of a Civil War grave on the farm, the kids investigate the life of Private East of the 43rd Indiana Infantry. Miss Joyce at the Lawrence County Museum helps them in their research which leads them to even more… adventures!
The Cave’s Path is being launched at the Lawrence County Museum, 929 15th Street in Bedford, Indiana on Sunday 27th August from 3pm-5pm with 40% of book sale proceeds being donated to the Lawrence County Museum in appreciation of their support in the writing of this book and more, for their work in preserving history.
Shirley Williams will be on hand to autograph books, along with museum librarian Joyce Shepherd, a.k.a. “Miss Joyce”. Light refreshments are available.
See you there!
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Lawrence County Community Foundation Announces

Grant Recipients of 2017 Open Grant Cycle

The 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.

Funding for the annual grant application process was provided by the following endowment funds:

LCCF 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.

Grants from 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 committee.”

Grant recipients and project names follow:

Bertha’s Mission Meal Prep Program
Camp Challenge Indiana, Inc. Good Neighbor Garden
Camp Indicoso / UMC A Safe Environment
Camp Rivervale / UMC A Safe Environment
Celebrate Recovery / FMC CR Family Night
Celebrate Recovery / FMC One Day Training Event
Centerstone of Indiana Lawrence County Nurturing Parenting Program
Fayetteville Community Lions Club Lions Club Park Ballfield #2 Dugout Completion
Hoosier Hills Food Bank More Than a Million 2
Hoosier Uplands EDC Hoosier Uplands Afterschool Program
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry Meat the Need 2017-2018
Hope Resource Center Client Education
Huron Baptist Church Huron Community Playground
Indiana Trails Fund, Inc. Maintaining Milwaukee Road Transportation Trailway
Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 / SVDP LARC Center – This End Up
Landing / FMC The Landing Food
Lawrence County 4-H Council Science Education Tools for 4-H Clubs
Lawrence County Aquatics Ready, Set, …
Lawrence Co. Concert Association (SI Live on Stage) Singing Hoosiers – Master Class & Evening Performance
Mitchell Royal Family Kids Camp / JFUMC RFKC Birthday Party
Pleasant Run Park Take Me Out to the Ballgame (challenge grant)
Senior Citizens of Lawrence County Senior Center Facelift!
Shawswick Township / Trustee Portable Low-cost Compressed Air Foam System
Southern Indiana Adult Guardianship Services Connections, Solutions, & Awareness
Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living Fishtival
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Men’s Warming Center
Stone City Lodge #94 Fraternal Order of Police Cops for Kids
United Way of Lawrence County Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Virgil I Grissom Memorial Inc. Boyhood Home
White River Humane Society Neuter and Spay, That’s the Way


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.




Amy Osborne, MD


Dr. Amy Osborne has joined the St. Vincent Medical Group at their Bedford location. She is an experienced OB/GYN and sees women of all ages. She also delivers babies at The BirthPlace at St. Dunn Hospital. Dr. Osborne received her undergrad from the University of British Columbia and her medical degree from the Saint James School of Medicine, Bonaire, Netherland, Antilles. She is currently accepting new patients and will have offices in Bedford and Salem.

St. Vincent Medical Group

2516 Q Street

Bedford, IN 47421



Matthew Main, MD

Family Medicine & Obstetrics

St. Vincent Medical Group welcomes Dr. Matthew Main to their Lawrence and Washington county locations. Dr. Main focuses on family medicine with an emphasis in normal and high-risk obstetrics. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University and completed his family medicine residency with Community Health Network, Indianapolis. Dr. Main also completed an obstetrics fellowship with Medico Para la Familia in Memphis, TN. Dr. Main is accepting new patients and has offices in Mitchell and Bedford.

2516 Q Street

Bedford, IN 47421