grant projects

Read below to learn about community grants, field of interest grants, and placemaking grants.  Don't miss the brief videos from each community below!

  • COMMUNITY aspirations

    WE GOT A GRANT!  projecTS

    The following organizations have received a Community Aspirations Grant/Small Project Grant in 2021:

    • Culver Community Youth Center Foundation - Youth Club $10,000
    • Pulaski County 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 County Warm Welcome Project $3,500

    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


    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. 



    The Community Foundation's first-ever placemaking grants 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

 "Love your community" videos


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.


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.