Read below to learn about community grants, field of interest grants, and placemaking grants. Don't miss the brief videos from each community below!
Four local nonprofits received Surprise Board Bucks grants totaling $4,000 in 2022. Board members selected nonprofits that were important to them.
The following organizations received a Community Grant or Small Project Grant in 2022 totaling over $106,209:
- 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
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
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 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