2024 Grant Guidelines

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  • Impact a substantial number of people in Pulaski County, Indiana
  • Suggest practical solutions to current problems or address a current community interest. Examples include, but are not limited to, issues noted in the “Conversations With our Community” report.
  • Encourage cooperation and elimination of duplicate services
  • Assist grant recipients to achieve certain objectives
  • Are from established non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations

Operating support is allowed with adequate explanation. The applicant may re-apply for operating support for a total of 3 consecutive years.

The Foundation does not make grants for the following:

  • Annual appeals or membership contributions
  • Debt reduction, existing obligations, or building campaigns
  • To or for individuals
  • Travel expenses
  • Political purposes
  • Loans


Application Evaluation Criteria

In evaluating grant applications, the Grants Committee gives consideration to:

  1. Project Quality
    Established community need, expected benefits, planning, similarity to other programs, reasonableness of budget and grant request, other expected funding sources, potential to leverage other grants.
  2. Community Impact
    Number of people affected, potential benefit, demonstrated community need/desire for the project, impact on requesting organization, collaboration with other organizations, volunteer commitment to the project.
  3. Project Management
    Fiscal responsibility, long-range planning, staff and board experience, organizational ability to carry out the project, mission-appropriate, future of the organization.


Grant Application Forms

Budget Template

Download our Grant Budget Summary document which must be completed for Application and Final Report.

Complete the summary to tell how project money will be spent, and indicate other sources of funding and any anticipated in-kind support, if applicable.

Save this completed budget and use it to input figures in the ‘Actual Spent’ column for the final grant report.

Verification of Charitable Use Form

Use this form to verify the use of funds for charitable purposes.