Youth Philanthropy

Fans of Philanthropy Club

"FOPC" for elementary youth began in 2012 and continues today.  Students learn the fundamentals of philanthropy -- giving their time, talent, and treasure -- through games, stories, and activities. Each FOPC camp culminates in a group project to help address a need in the community.  

Youth Grants

The Good Oil/BP Youth Philanthropy Fund offered the first competitive youth grant cycle in 2012. Several Pulaski County youth organizations were awarded grants. Some of the organizations that received grants are:  West Central Middle School, Winamac Middle School Warrior-Up Club and VEX Robotics Club, Venture Crew, Boy Scouts, Francesville Christian Church - 5th Quarter, and Francesville-Salem Township Library BRIDGES program. Although the fund closed in 2017, youth organizations may wish to apply for Small Project Grants or Community Grants.

Grads in Action

Grads in Action projects were completed from 2011-2015 by recent high school graduates who had received scholarships through the Community Foundation. These students were offered the opportunity to share their "GRAD-itude" through service projects  that included landscaping at the county fairgrounds, painting a room at the Rest Home, packaging food at the Humanitarian Distribution Center, painting the Pulaski Animal Center's new office, and updating displays at the Tippecanoe River State Park Nature Center.