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COVID-19 update:  the Community Foundation office is open.  Staff are in the office regularly with doors locked. Feel free to call ahead at 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 (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 recently compiled community profile, “Conversations with our Community” was presented publicly in January.  Additional reports are available at the CFPC office, or download a copy here

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foundation news


  • 2021 Pulaski county lilly endowment community scholar

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

  • Emil smolek leaves $1.5 million legacy

    Emil Smolek lived a very full life, celebrating his 100th birthday with hundreds of friends, neighbors, and family at St. Luke United Church of Christ in San Pierre. Born in North Judson, Indiana in 1919, he passed away in November of 2019. Ten years earlier, Emil created an endowment in the Community Foundation of Pulaski County through a bequest in his Will. That 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

    Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) has received a $100,000 grant as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.  The unrestricted grant can be used for any charitable purposes the community foundation chooses. Read more... 

  • November enewsletter

    Click here to view the latest e-newsletter from CFPC.  This enewsletter comes out quarterly.  Scroll down to sign up if you would like to receive a copy in your inbox.

  • 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.    



  • August enewsletter

    Click here to view the Community Foundation's most recent enewsletter.  This enewsletter comes out quarterly.  Scroll down to sign up to receive your copy  in your inbox!

  • 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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The Community Foundation offers a  quarterly email newsletter with highlights, helpful information and updates. Keep up with CFPC by signing up for our mailing list   and to receive this digital newsletter.  


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