Grant Application Information

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County, Inc. has multiple grants available to serve the needs of our community. CFPC awards grants to charitable programs and projects benefiting Pulaski County.

Grants are funded by our unrestricted and field of interest funds. Applications that meet the requirements of field of interest funds* will be awarded grants from those funds first, supplemented by unrestricted funds as necessary.

Before applying for a grant, please review the 2024 Grant Guidelines to ensure your grant project is eligible. Consideration is given to project goals, community value and impact, and project management. Applicants are encouraged to contact the CFPC office to discuss the grant project prior to applying.

Application deadlines are March 31, July 1, and October 1. The CFPC Grants Committee makes funding recommendations to the Board of Directors. Final decisions are generally made within 40 days of each deadline.

Following submission of an application, Community Foundation staff may contact applicants to schedule a site visit or interview as deemed appropriate.

* Field of Interest Funds support a specific area of “interest” as defined by the original donor.

At the Community Foundation, our field of interest areas include:

  • adult education
  • ag-related programs and causes, including educational opportunities, youth programs, and local food programs
  • disabled adults
  • educationally disadvantaged children or adults
  • environmental and wellness
  • wildlife conservation and habitat management, conservation education, and education in outdoor recreation with primary focus on hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting sports activities

Recent Grants

COMMUNITY ASPIRATIONS

We Got a Grant! Projects

The following organizations received a Community Grant in 2023 totaling over $94,000:

  • The Ladybug Foundation: Criminal Justice Yoga Program – $2,000
  • Warrior Up for Jesus After School Program: Strategic Planning Consultant & Learning Supplies – $10,000
  • Medaryville Fire Department: Drone Search & Rescue – $5,933
  • Quality Childcare Coalition – $7,000
  • Junior Achievement Serving Pulaski County: Biztown – $2,625
  • Winamac Tree Committee: Tree Project – $2,000
  • West Central: After-Prom 2024- $1,500
  • Boy Scout Troop #229: Summer Jamboree 2023 – $1,500
  • Center for Workforce Innovations: WorkOne Winamac Youth Room and 2023 Resource & Opportunity Fair – $10,000
  • Eastern Pulaski School Corporation: Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Project – $10,000
  • Eastern Pulaski School Corporation: Welding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Initiative – $9,816
  • Food Finders: Mobile Food Pantry in Pulaski County – $6,000
  • Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry: “MEAT the Need” Food Pantry Program in Pulaski County – $2,000
  • Hoots to Howls: Pulaski County Wildlife Rehabilitation – $691
  • Uptown Project: A Chip Off the Old Block Phase II – $10,000
  • VFW Post 1728: VFW Modernization Project – $5,000
  • West Central School Corporation: Health Occupations Program – $5,408

The following organizations received a Community Grant or Small Project Grant in 2022 totaling over $129,209:

  • F.U.E.L. Program – Weekend Food Security Program for Eastern Pulaski Elementary School
  • First United Methodist Church – Software licensing for collaborative community impact
  • Friends of the Panhandle Pathway – Prairie Restoration and Expansion
  • Intrepid Phoenix – Fitness Programming for Recovery from Substance Abuse
  • Pulaski Animal Center – Facility Improvements
  • Pulaski County Superior Court – Community Navigator for a Safe & Drug-Free Community
  • Servants at Work (SAWS), Inc. – Accessibility Ramps for Pulaski County Residents
  • Warrior Up After-School Program – Tutoring, life skills education, and after-school care
  • West Central After-Prom Committee – Support for the Intergalactic After Prom
  • West Central Youth League – Medaryville Field of Dreams
  • Uptown Project – Chip off the Old Block Project
  • Peak Community Services-Pre Employment Transition Services
  • Greenbridge Farms- Youth Leadership Camp

The following organizations received a Community Grant or Small Project Grant in 2021 totaling over $75,500:

  • Culver Community Youth Center Foundation – Youth Club – $10,000
  • Pulaski Co. 4-H & Community Fair Assoc. -Building Renovations – $20,000
  • Guidance Nursery School – Daycare Renovation Project – $1,200
  • LifeWise Academy -West Central Launch – $10,000
    Tippecanoe Arts Federation -WHIN Mural – $1,500
  • West Central After Prom – 2021 After Prom – $1,000
  • Pulaski County Tribe-Pulaski Co. Warm Welcome Project – $3,500
  • Pulaski County Farmer’s Market – POP Club – $1,500
    Guidance Nursery School – Classroom Remodel – $1,200
  • Boy Scout Troop 229 – Summer Camp 2022 – $1,500
  • Psi Iota Xi – Let’s Gogh! Adventures in Painting – $700
  • Memorial Swinging Bridge – Bridge Project – $20,000
  • First United Methodist Church – Warrior Up Kids Club – $5,606

Over $46,000 was awarded in 2020 from the Community Grants fund to support the following programs/projects:

  • Eastern Pulaski School Corporation – Auditorium Audio Project
  • Community Wellness Center – Dribblers Program
  • PACE- Preschool Program
  • Board Bucks Grants – Surprise $200 grants awarded by CFPC Board Members
  • Giving Tuesday Match – 23 organizations received matching grant dollars
  • Culver Boys and Girls Club – Tech Upgrade
  • West Central Educational Foundation – Homerun for West Central
  • Aspire Indiana, Inc. – WIPA Marketing

Board Bucks

Four local nonprofits received Surprise Board Bucks grants totaling $4,000 in 2022. Board members selected nonprofits that were important to them.

FIELD OF INTEREST

Projects

  • 2021- Jasper/Pulaski Fish & Wildlife received $1,269.50 for the Pollinator Planting project through the Wildlife Conservation & Education Field of Interest Fund.
  • 2020 – Eastern Pulaski Elementary School received a $1,080 grant for the Reading Intervention Program from the Sherald & Verla Bonnell Family Educational Fund. This fund provides grants to support programs for educationally disadvantaged children and adults.
  • 2019 – Winamac High School received a grant for $509 for the Wild Photo Ops project, thanks to the Wildlife Conservation and Education Fund.

PLACEMAKING

Love Your Community Grants

Placemaking grants totaling over $26,000 were awarded in December of 2021 thanks to the CFPC Board of Directors that chose to utilize special board discretionary funds for this purpose.

  • Pulaski Co Farmer’s Market – market signage
  • Town of Francesville – landscaping & dog park
  • Town of Monterey – park picnic tables and benches
  • Star City community – community building roof
  • Town of Winamac – Reinhart Park repairs; Artesian Well roof

The Community Foundation’s first-ever placemaking grants in 2017 awarded a total of $50,000 to Pulaski County communities in celebration of its 20th Year. View project videos on this page.

  • Francesville ~ Quiet Spaces
  • Medaryville ~ Medaryville Rest Area
  • Monterey ~ It’s a Family Affair
  • Pulaski ~ Old Mill Pavilion
  • Star City ~ Star City Park Improvements
  • Winamac ~ Public Facilities

 

2017 “LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY” GRANT PROJECTS

The 2017 Love Your Community placemaking grants were awarded to 6 Pulaski County communities. Recipients included:

  • Star City
    Received $5,000 for “Star City Park Improvements” to reseal and paint basketball courts, replace grills, plant flowering trees, install a new park sign and a toddler/parent swing.
  • Pulaski
    Received a $5,000 grant for the “Old Mill Pavilion” shelter project to provide a place for community members and visitors to gather. The shelter is located where a grist mill once stood proudly in the town. They now have a place for the community to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the Tippecanoe River.
  • Town of Francesville
    Received a $10,000 grant for their project, “Quiet Spaces.” The project is underway and includes plans  for a fountain, bench seating, landscaping and pergola. This will be a place where people can gather to visit or sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of their small community.
  • Town of Monterey
    Received a $10,000 grant for their placemaking project, “It’s a Family Affair.”   New recreational equipment  was purchased and installed in the town park for families to share and enjoy together.
  • Town of Medaryville
    Received a $10,000 grant for the “Medaryville Rest Area” to construct a gazebo, benches and landscaping to raise the community’s appeal and encourage residents to become friends.
  • Town of Winamac
    Received a $10,000 grant to build “Public Facilities” for the downtown area.