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Lawrence County Community Foundation Awards $100,000 in Boost and Impact Grants


IMPACT Special Olympics - BJ Wever, Dustie Sims, Miles Wheeler, Lisa, Hannah Riester, Jayme Deckard, Penny Rhoda, Alivia Crane, Daniel Baker, Brent Susan Bower Michell Kim Wheeler
IMPACT Special Olympics - BJ Wever, Dustie Sims, Miles Wheeler, Lisa, Hannah Riester, Jayme Deckard, Penny Rhoda, Alivia Crane, Daniel Baker, Brent Susan Bower Michell Kim Wheeler

The Lawrence County Community Foundation Board of Directors awarded over $91,592 in Impact Grants to twenty-two local agencies through the 2024 LCCF Open Grant Cycle.  An additional $7,800 was awarded in Boost Grants to five organizations. Boost Grants have a $2,000 cap and are for smaller projects or general support for an organization.


“It's grant season, an exciting time when the Community Foundation fulfills its promise to past contributors.” Brent Maudlin, LCCF Grants Committee Chair, shared. “The dollars given in previous years have been invested and their growth is now being reinvested into these Lawrence County grants. This year, we received a long and diverse list of applications, reflecting the high need in our community. While we are unable to say yes to all requests, the good news is that a majority of the requests have been either partially or fully funded, resulting in tens of thousands of new dollars flowing into the places we call home through various non-profit organizations.”


Brent, added, “If you're interested in helping increase the funds available for future grants, there are opportunities, in some cases, to have your contribution matched at a ratio of $2 for every $1 you give! Contact our Community Foundation staff to learn how you can spread kindness and benefit Lawrence County for generations to come.”



 IMPACT WRHS - Eden Stafford, Celena Stafford, Charlotte Stafford, Kiko, Susan, Brent Maudlin, Trudie Dillman, Debbie Stailey, Lee Plummer, Apricot, Dr. Sorrells
IMPACT WRHS - Eden Stafford, Celena Stafford, Charlotte Stafford, Kiko, Susan, Brent Maudlin, Trudie Dillman, Debbie Stailey, Lee Plummer, Apricot, Dr. Sorrells


Impact Grants and Projects:
  • BNLHS Band & Music Boosters, BNL Performing Arts Program

  • Families Forever, Privacy and Respect

  • Families Forever, Understanding Addiction Community Series

  • Friends of Spring Mill State Park, To Air is Human

  • Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Lawrence County Food Purchasing

  • Hoosier Trails Council, BSA 145, STEM Afterschool Programs in Lawrence County

  • Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, Hoosier Uplands Back to School Bash

  • Hope Resource Center, Lab Expansion

  • Indian Creek VFD, Bunker Gear

  • Knights of Columbus, Council 1166 (St. Vincent de Paul Church), Hannah’s World

  • Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, Cap it Off

  • Lawrence County Museum of History, Community Displays

  • Oolitic Kiwanis (Hoosier Uplands EDC), Frying Fish for Our Future

  • Pleasant Run Park, Inc., Lipstick and Rouge

  • Raptors Rise Rehabilitation Center, Get the Lead Out!

  • Salvation Army Lawrence County, Emergency Assistance 2024

  • Shawswick Township Trustee, Lawrence County, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

  • Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department, Control & Extinguish

  • Special Olympics, Lawrence County, in the House!!

  • Stone City Alliance for Recovery and Hope, SARAH’s Second Chance Shop

  • Stonegate Arts & Education Center, Stonegate Musical Arts Expansion

  • Superior Steam (Lawrence County 4-H Council), Superior STEAM Pipeline Programs

  • White River Humane Society, Making a Difference for Animals


Boost Grants and Projects:
  • Becky’s Place (Catholic Charities), A Healthier Living Environment

  • Bedford Revitalization Inc., Culture Crawl 2025

  • First Christian Church of Bedford, Bedford Camp ADA Water Fountain

  • Team OC, A Better Tomorrow at Burris Elementary

  • United Way of South Central Indiana, Dolly Parton Imagination Library


LCCF also issued Challenge Grants totaling $11,000 to two organizations. A challenge grant provides matching funds, helping organizations gain public awareness of their project goals and raise funds for their mission. Once the challenge amount is raised, a grant check is presented to the organization.


Challenge Grants were issued to the following organizations:

  • Mitchell Walking Club applied for a grant to help them provide sneakers to Mitchell Community School students. They will be awarded $1,000 once their challenge is met.


  • Lawrence Interfaith Endeavor, Inc. (LIFE) applied for a grant to support their Life Blessings program which provides food for the weekend for Mitchell and North Lawrence elementary students. Once their challenge is met, LIFE will be awarded a $10,000 grant.


This grant cycle was primarily funded by unrestricted endowments whose flexible funds can be used to meet the needs of Lawrence County as they arise. To learn more about the 2 to 1 match for unrestricted gifts, contact Hope Flores, CFP CEO, at 812-279-2215 or LCCF@cfpartner.org to learn more.


The Lawrence County Community Foundation, a public charity, is governed by a volunteer board whose mission is to improve the quality of life in Lawrence County for this generation and generations to come. The Community Foundation accepts and manages individual and business contributions made to permanent endowments, some of which fund the annual grant cycle.

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