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. Grants are also 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.  

Grant applications are available year-round. However, quarterly deadlines will be observed to assist applicants in planning. 

2019 last deadline is December 23.

2020 application deadlines:  March 1, July 1, November 1.  

Important Forms:  

Grant Readiness Checklist

Budget form

Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form

General Grant Guidelines - these guidelines include important information for all applicants regarding charitable status, requirements and guidelines. For more specific guidelines on community grants see below.

CFPC grants shall serve Pulaski County and its communities. Specific requirements pertaining to each type of grant are included on the individual applications or in specific guidelines (see below).

  • Community grantS

    Community Grants are for organizations seeking grants in the range of several hundred to several thousand dollars.  These are designed to be awarded to several organizations, providing support throughout Pulaski County. 

    Review Community Grant Guidelines and click on the link to apply.  Community Grant Application

    Community Grant applications require a budget. Click here for the budget form.

    Applicants that are not 501(c)(3) entities must complete this Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form.

  • field of interest grantS

    Field of Interest funds offer grants in particular areas or fields.  Currently, there are three such grants available for particular charitable purposes:


    Richard W. Thompson Family Fund supports adult education. 

    Sherald & Verla Bonnell Family Educational Fund supports programs and services on behalf of educationally disadvantaged children or adults in Pulaski County. 

    Wildlife Conservation & Education Endowment to promote and support wildlife conservation and education in Pulaski County.

    To apply for a field of interest grant, click on the following link: 

    Field of Interest Grant Application  

  • youth grantS

    Youth grants are for youth organizations seeking grants up to $500 to improve existing programs or create new youth projects in the school or community.

    To apply for a youth grant, click on the following link: youth grant application.

    Applicants that are not 501(c)3 entities must complete this Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form. 

  • Sustainability grantS

    Sustainability grants are matching grants that offer 501(c)(3) entities the opportunity to create their own endowment fund in the Community Foundation, and reward organizations that plan for their future.

    Review sustainability grant guidelines and click on the link to apply for a sustainability grant.