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.
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.
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.