Grants and How to Apply

The Community Foundation holds a variety of funds that make grant distributions to a range of charitable agencies and programs. Annual grant distributions are made from investment income earned on permanently endowed funds. Grants are also made from unrestricted funds through an application process; funds where donors have directed a specific charitable field or purpose; and funds where donors are allowed to submit recommendations for distributions. 


Community Grants/Small Project Grants:

Beginning in 2020, Community Grant projects must address one of the four areas of community aspiration described in the 2019 Community Conversations reportThese areas of aspiration are emphasized to support a community that is:  safe and drug-free; thriving and growing; welcoming and open-minded; and with forward-thinking leadership. CFPC grants shall serve Pulaski County and its communities.


Grant applications are available year-round. However, quarterly deadlines are observed to assist applicants in planning. 


Covid Recovery Grant Opportunities:

Click here for the COVID-19 Recovery grant application.


Click here for the White County United Way Community Relief Grant application.  To read the full article click here.



2021 application deadlines:  March 1, July 1, November 1.  


View 2021 Grant Workshop slides

2021 Grant Workshop Recording


Important Forms:  

Budget form

Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form

General Guidelines - these guidelines have been recently updated and include important information for ALL applicants. 

Other specific guidelines may also apply, depending on type of grant. (see below)


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  • small project grants

    Small Project Grants are for organizations seeking grants of up to $1,500 that address one of the four areas of community aspiration: thriving and growing, safe and drug-free, welcoming and open-minded, or with forward-thinking leadership.


    Click here to apply for a Small Project Grant.

    Applicants that are not 501(c)(3) entities must complete this Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form.

  • Community grant aspirations application

    Community Grants are for organizations seeking grants that address one of the four areas of community aspiration:  thriving and growing, safe and drug-free, welcoming and open-minded, or with forward-thinking leadership. See Community Conversations report above.


    READ the 2-page updated COMMUNITY GRANT GUIDELINES first. 

    To apply, click on this link:  Community Grant Aspirations Application.


    Community Grant applications require a budget using this budget form.

    Applicants that are not 501(c)(3) entities must complete this Verification of Charitable Use of Funds form.

  • field of interest grantS

    Field of Interest funds offer grants in particular areas or fields.  Currently, there are three such grants available for particular charitable purposes:

      

    Richard W. Thompson Family Fund supports adult education. 


    Sherald & Verla Bonnell Family Educational Fund supports programs and services on behalf of educationally disadvantaged children or adults in Pulaski County. 


    Wildlife Conservation & Education Endowment to promote and support wildlife conservation and education in Pulaski County.


    To apply for a field of interest grant, click on the following link: 

    Field of Interest Grant Application  

  • Sustainability grantS

    Sustainability grants are matching grants that offer 501(c)(3) entities the opportunity to create their own endowment fund in the Community Foundation, and reward organizations that plan for their future.


    Review sustainability grant guidelines and click on the link to apply for a sustainability grant.