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foundation news

Winamac Conservation Club Leaves A Legacy

After 85 years, the Winamac Conservation Club came to a close last year, but left a legacy through a new scholarship. 

Created in 1933, the purpose of the organization was to support conservation efforts in Pulaski County. By 1961, the Club had grown to over 60 members. Charlie McKinley, long-time member and treasurer for the Club, can tell stories about the various projects accomplished by the Club over the years. In 1940, a fish hatchery pond was built at the Winamac Town Park which was used for replenishing the Tippecanoe River fish supply, and during the winter months was used for ice skating.

The Winamac Conservation Club Scholarship will be awarded in the coming years to high school students who will study Natural Resources and Conservation. Read the full story HERE.

year-round grant opportunities

The Community Foundation of Pulaski County (CFPC) announced that it will offer year-round grant opportunities starting in 2018. There are no longer  grant deadlines, so applicants may submit applications online at any time throughout the year. This grant process allows proposals to be accepted on a continuous basis, without deadline, giving grant seekers the opportunity to apply when they wish as opposed to waiting for an annual grant cycle.

The mission of the Community Foundation of Pulaski County is to encourage the growth of permanent funds to serve and enrich our community today and tomorrow. By opening this window, the foundation will broaden its commitment to improve the quality of life in Pulaski County by funding community programs and projects on a year-round basis.

The Community Foundation offers several types of grants through an application process, including youth grants, field of interest grants and community grants to provide support to organizations throughout Pulaski County.  Sustainability grants offer 501(c)(3) organizations the opportunity to create their own endowment funds in the Community Foundation with a matching grant up to $5,000.  Grant making areas of interest include community development, education, and environment.

All CFPC grants shall serve Pulaski County and its communities. Past grant recipients should be aware that some changes to requirements and procedures have been made. Grant seekers should carefully review all grant guidelines and are encouraged to contact the CFPC office before submitting a proposal. Specific requirements pertaining to each type of grant are included on the individual applications and can be found on the foundation’s website.