Fans of Philanthropy Club
"FOPC" for elementary youth began in 2012. Students learn the fundamentals of philanthropy -- giving their time, talent, and treasure -- through games, stories, and activities. Each FOPC camp culminated 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 have been awarded grants. Students are responsible for creating, presenting, and reporting on projects. 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 started in 2011. Recent high school graduates who had received scholarships through the Community Foundation were offered the opportunity to share GRAD-itude by helping with a service project. Projects have included landscaping at the fairgrounds, painting a room at Pleasant View 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.
To apply for a youth grant or for more information, visit the Grants page.