Grants and How to Apply

The Community Foundation holds a variety of funds that make distributions to a broad range of charitable agencies and programs. The majority of grants are usually made from investment income earned on permanently endowed funds.  Some grants are made from unrestricted funds; funds where donors have directed a specific charitable field or purpose; or funds where donors are allowed to submit recommendations for distributions.  


Unrestricted community grants are typically made through annual competitive grant cycles with earnings from the Community Grants Fund.  All grant applications are completed online through the CFPC website when available.  Applications are usually available in late summer or early fall.  Click here to view the grant guidelines

  • Community grant application

    In place of the Community Foundation's 2017 grant cycle and in celebration of 20 years, placemaking grants were awarded to six communities in Pulaski County totaling $50,000!  


    Competitive community grants are typically made through annual grant cycles from the Community Foundation's unrestricted funds. Over $282,000 has been awarded from unrestricted resources to date.


    To apply for a community grant click on following link when applications are available:  Community Grant Application

  • youth grant application

    To apply for a youth grant click on following link when applications are available:

    2017 Youth Grant Application deadline has passed. 


    Youth grants have been made available specifically for Pulaski County youth groups since 2012 through the Good Oil/BP Youth Philanthropy Fund. The purpose of the program is to familiarize local youth with the concepts and benefits of philanthropy and increase awareness of its important role in our community. 



  • field of interest grant application

    Field of Interest funds offer grants in particular areas, or fields. The Sherald & Verla Bonnell Family Educational Fund is one such fund that awards grants in to support programs and services on behalf of educationally disadvantaged children or adults in Pulaski County. 

    To apply for a field of interest grant, click on the following link when applications are available: 

    2017 Field of Interest Grant Application deadline has passed.