grant projects

Read below to learn about recent placemaking grants, community grants, youth grants and field of interest grants. 

Don't miss the brief videos from each community below!


    WE GOT A GRANT!  projecTS

    Together, the following organizations have received over $21,000 in grants this year. Grant funding was awarded to the following entities and projects:

    • West Central Elementary PTC- Playground Equipment
    • First United Methodist Church in Winamac -Warrior Up for Jesus Fun and Food Program 2019  
    • Humanitarian Distribution Center in Francesville-New Forklift
    • Friends of the Tippecanoe River State Park - Replacement of Waterfowl Area Overlook


    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


    First Baptist Church in Winamac received a youth grant to purchase a new game table for their fellowship hall in 2018.



    2018 Wildlife Conservation & Education Fund awarded a grant for  a Beginner's Archery program at the Jasper/Pulaski Fish & Wildlife area. 

    Sherald and Verla Bonnell Family Educational Fund awarded grant funds to West Central High School for new marching band cymbals.

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 "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.