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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

  • CFPC Puts down new roots

    The Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) is putting down roots with the purchase of property to establish its own office in downtown Winamac. The CFPC Board of Directors approved purchase of the existing house at 221 N. Monticello Street, and will have officially acquired the property by the time this article is in print. The Board believes the 100-year old home exudes the long-term character and qualities that represent the community foundation itself.  Read more...

  • 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! 

  • 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.    

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