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