COVID-19 update:  the Community Foundation office is closed  to the public but open by appointment until further notice.  Staff are working and available to you; please contact us by email at:  info@cfopc.org or voicemail at:  574-946-0906.

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) serves individuals, families, organizations, and businesses who wish to enrich their community, now and in the future.  CFPC is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in their community. 

The recently compiled community profile, “Conversations with our Community” was presented publicly on January 28, 2020. Those in attendance received a hard copy of the report.   Additional reports are available at the CFPC office, or you may download a copy here

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foundation news

  • forward thinking leadership initiative

    In response to the Community Conversation process of 2019 in which the community expressed their desire for visionary leadership and forward momentum for Pulaski County, the Community Foundation of Pulaski County is pleased to announce the launch of its Forward Thinking Leadership Initiative.

    “After listening and learning from the community last summer, the Community Foundation Board voted unanimously to address the high priority challenge of forward-thinking leadership in a grant proposal to Lilly Endowment,” said Wendy Rose, Executive Director of Community Foundation Pulaski County (CFPC).

    To that end, the Foundation has created an aggressive three-year implementation plan which will provide opportunities for the community to grow its leadership strengths and move to investing in community action for the future good of Pulaski County. Click to read more...

  • COVID-19 response

    Are you asking, "How can I help?" during this crisis?

    The Pulaski County Care Fund, established years ago by the Board of Directors for urgent and unexpected needs, will allow the Community Foundation to respond to emerging community needs as a result of COVID-19. The Pulaski County Care Fund will simplify giving for local COVID-19 response and enable funds to be directed where the need is greatest. Read the story.

  • february newsletter

    Click here to view the February E-newsletter.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe to the enewsletter.

  • 2020 Lilly Endowment Community scholar announced

    Congratulations to Ryan Huggler from Winamac Community High School! Ryan is the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community  Scholar for Pulaski County.  Way to go Ryan! 

  • ACRE fund

    Community Foundation of Pulaski County is pleased to announce a new non-permanent fund named the ACRE Fund.  ACRE stands for Ag Community Resource and Education, and the fund will provide support for Pulaski County ag-related programs and causes, including educational opportunities, youth programs, and local food programs. 

    The ACRE Fund was created in response to a meeting held last summer with a variety of ag representatives interested in working together to support agriculture across the county. Concerns and causes were discussed and information shared by those in attendance. Future gatherings will be held for continuing discussion and consideration for ACRE Fund grants.

    Created by the Community Foundation Board of Directors, the fund builds upon years of offerings to serve and strengthen the local ag community.  While the fund has been created, anyone may support the fund not only with contributions of cash, but also grain, property, or livestock. 

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    Community Foundation of Pulaski County Board members are thrilled to announce that the GIFT VII matching challenge raised $455,993 for broad community needs and specific programs.

    Coupled with the $500,000 in matching dollars from Lilly  Endowment Inc., Pulaski County's future is nearly $1 million brighter!

    THANK YOU for investing in our community!

  • Five pulaski county students named lilly finalists

    Five students from two area high schools have been named finalists in the Community Foundation of Pulaski County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship process. The finalists are: Ryan Lynch from West Central High School, and Taylor Clark, Samantha DePoy, Ryan Huggler, and Sarah Keller from Winamac Community High School. Each student is to be commended for earning distinction as a finalist for the prestigious scholarship. The scholarship provides four years of full tuition and required fees and up to $900 per year for required books and equipment. 

  • Summer celebration - enjoying the journey

    Community Foundation of Pulaski County hosted their 2019 celebration of philanthropy on July 16 at the Star City Community Building.  The annual event brings donors, grantees, past/present board members and staff together to express appreciation, share highlights and what's to come, and learn about grant projects and programs in the community.  This year's theme was "Enjoying the Journey."  Guests were invited to stay after and enjoy a walk or bike ride on the Friends of the Panhandle Pathway.   

  • grants awarded

    West Central Elementary PTC received a grant in the amount of $8,000 for new playground equipment.  The project plans to be completed by the end of the summer.  

    First United Methodist Church in Winamac  received $3,200 to support the Warrior-Up for Jesus Summer Food & Fun program for the second year.  

    Humanitarian Distribution Center received a check in the amount of $5,000 to put toward the purchase of a new forklift for moving the pallets of food distributed to food pantries in the surrounding areas.  

    Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park received $5,200 for their project to Replace the Waterfowl Area Overlook.

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