grant projects

Read below to learn about recent placemaking grants, community grants, youth grants and field of interest grants. 

Don't miss the brief videos from each community below!



    The Community Foundation's first-ever placemaking grants awarded a total of $50,000 to Pulaski County communities in celebration of its 20th Year.  View project videos on this page.

    •   Francesville ~ Quiet Spaces
    •   Medaryville ~ Medaryville Rest Area
    •   Monterey ~ It's a Family Affair
    •   Pulaski ~ Old Mill Pavilion
    •   Star City ~ Star City Park Improvements
    •   Winamac ~ Public Facilities

    WE GOT A GRANT!  projecTS

    In 2016 six organizations received over $29,000 in grants from the Community Grants Fund for 2016. Grant funding was awarded to the following entities and projects:

    •   First United Methodist Church of Winamac - AED & Safety Training
    •   Francesville-Salem Township Public Library - Historical Bldg Maint.
    •   Junior Achievement - Economics for Success
    •   Pulaski County Animal Center - Operation Fix Aun Mejor
    •   UPTOWN Project - Move to the Beat
    •   Veterans of Foreign Wars - VFW Building Renovations


    Thanks to the Good Oil/BP Youth Philanthropy Fund, three youth grants were awarded in 2016 to:  Winamac Middle School's VEX Robotics program; West Central Middle School's 6th Grade Camp Out; and Junior Leaders 4-H Club for Poverty Awareness Day. 



    Congratulations to the Lego Club at Eastern Pulaski School Corporation! Their club received a grant from the Sherald & Verla Bonnell Family Education Fund to support their program.  

 "Love your community" videos




2017 "love your community" grant projects

The 2017 Love Your Community placemaking grants were awarded to 6 Pulaski County communities.  Recipients included:

Star City

Received $5,000 for "Star City Park Improvements" to reseal and paint basketball courts, replace grills, plant flowering trees, install a new park sign and a toddler/parent swing.


Received a $5,000 grant for the "Old Mill Pavilion" shelter project to provide a place for community members and visitors to gather. The shelter is located where a grist mill once stood proudly in the town. They now have a place for the community to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Tippecanoe River.

Town of Francesville

Received a $10,000 grant for their project, "Quiet Spaces." The project is underway and includes plans  for a fountain, bench seating, landscaping and pergola. This will be a place where people can gather to visit or sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of their small community.

Town of Monterey

Received a $10,000 grant for their placemaking project, "It's a Family Affair."   New recreational equipment  was purchased and installed in the town park for families to share and enjoy together.

Town of Medaryville

Received a $10,000 grant for the "Medaryville Rest Area" to construct a gazebo, benches and landscaping to raise the community's appeal and encourage residents to become friends.

Town of Winamac

Received a $10,000 grant to build "Public Facilities" for the downtown area.