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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Lawrence County Community Foundation Grant Cycle is now open and accepting applications

LAWRENCE COUNTY MARCH 7, 2023 - The Lawrence County Community Foundation is now accepting online applications for the 2023 Open Grant Cycle. $90,000 will be available for Boost and Impact Grants funding charitable programs and projects that serve the residents of Lawrence County. An additional $37,000 is available for programs and projects that benefit specific causes such as parks, disadvantaged children, and senior citizens.

The 2022 Open Grant Cycle awarded thirty-three grants totaling $107,743 to Lawrence County groups and agencies including Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, BNL Band & Music Boosters, Men’s Warming Shelter, White River Humane Society, and Southern Indiana Adult Guardian Services.

The 2023 cycle is funded by the Larry & Judy Sipes Community Fund, Joe & Sharon Collins Community Fund, Ferguson Community Fund, Sargent Family Fund, Dollens Fund, David Allen Jacobs Community Fund, Bob Bridge Fund, Paul and Patty Ford Community Fund, Jim & Annette Seib Community Fund, William A. Poling Fund for Lawrence County, Brett Terry Community Fund, Jo Ellen (Alhorn) Lee Community Fund, Earlyn & Alvera Burkhart Hill and Orlin & Imogene Burkett Memorial Fund, Ralph W. “Shorty” & Bette Robison Fund, Smithville Charitable Foundation Fund for Lawrence County, Harold “Mac” & Shirley McReynolds Fund for Lawrence County, Bedford Federal Savings Bank Community Fund, Hoosier Hills Credit Union Better for Our Communities Fund, Bicentennial Fund, Patrick & Sharon Robbins Fund, Chloral Hilderbrand Community Grants Fund, and the German American Bancorp Fund.

Grantseekers are strongly encouraged to watch the videos posted on the Lawrence County Community Foundation website prior to submitting an application. The videos

highlight the details of this year’s grant cycle, how to navigate our online grant application, and tips for submitting a competitive application. The videos can be found at First time Grantseekers must register and be approved to apply; applications must be submitted before 11:59 pm on April 17, 2023, to be considered for funding.

Non-profit organizations recognized by the IRS as having 501(c)(3) status, educational institutions, and governmental entities are eligible to apply.

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