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COVID-19 update:  the Community Foundation office is open.  Staff are in the office regularly. Feel free to call  574-946-0906 for an appointment, or use our outside mailbox during week days as needed.  Masks are required.


The Community Foundation of Pulaski County, Inc. is a nonprofit charity that serves donors, awards grants, and provides leadership to enhance the quality of life in Pulaski County.


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 community profile, “Conversations with our Community” was presented publicly in 2020.  Additional reports are available at the CFPC office, or download a copy here

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foundation news


  • June quarterly enewsletter

    Click here to view the June quarterly enewsletter. 

  • Congratulations to Back Home Again Recipient!

    Congratulations to Kirstin Elston of Francesville for receiving the Back Home Again in Indiana Non-Traditional Scholarship! Kirstin is attending the University of Indianapolis for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Way to go Kirstin!

  • Scholarships Awarded

    24 high school seniors and 3 non-traditional students have been awarded scholarships through the Community Foundation these past two weeks.  Congratulations to all the 2021 Scholarship Recipients! 

  • february 2021 enewsletter

    Click here to view the latest e-newsletter.  Subscribe by scrolling down to the  very bottom of the home page.

  • 2021 new board members

    Community Foundation of Pulaski County welcomes four new members to its 2021 Board of Directors.  Read full story...

  • 2021 Pulaski county lilly endowment community scholar

    Patrick Kiefer of Winamac Community High School is Pulaski County's 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar! Patrick will graduate this May and plans to attain a degree in Business. 

  • Emil smolek leaves $1.5 million legacy

    Over ten years ago, Emil Smolek made a bequest in his will creating an endowment in the Community Foundation of Pulaski County. The testamentary gift was realized this year, totaling over $1.57 million to support his passions in life. The bequest is the largest gift ever received by the Community Foundation.   Read more...

  • GIFT VII Board engagement grant

    “The GIFT VII board engagement grant posed a challenge for each director to commit significant financial resources. They rose to meet that challenge so that our community could benefit from a generous unrestricted grant

    from Lilly Endowment.”  Read more... 

  • why community development? considerations for change

    David Terrell, Executive Director of the Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University, met with local leaders in August, 2020 to share research and facts on community development.  Listen to the recording and view the presentation video and slides here:


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    Actual presentation starts at 2:13 on recording.    



  • 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.


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