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Field of Interest grants

Sherald and Verla Bonnell Family Educational Grantsupports the field of education in providing field-of-interest grants to support programs and services on behalf of educationally disadvantaged children or adults in Pulaski County.

Grant Application

PCCF's General Unrestricted Fund provides funding for community grants through a formal grant process. Over $183,000 has been granted to our community from the Foundation's unrestricted resources since 2002!

PCCF welcomes grant requests from nonprofit, charitable programs for projects that serve the Pulaski County community. Details can be found under "
Grant Guidelines."

Applications must be submitted online and are typically available in the Fall. Click on Grant Application to apply when available. Instructions will guide the applicant through the process. Work may be saved and returned to at any time during the grant cycle period.

Grant seekers will want to review Grant Guidelines posted on this website for more information on the application process.

Announcements of upcoming grant cycles are made through all media formats: newspaper, radio, and website.

Grants Awarded

For a list of unrestricted grants awarded in past years, click here


2012 Grantees

A total of $20,000 was awarded to seven local non profit organizations this year at PCCF's annual celebration! These organizations include Arrow Head RC&D/Greenspace Winamac, Hoots to Howls Wildlife Rehab, Humanitarian Distribution Center, CASA Program, Friends of the Panhandle Pathway, Peak Community Services, and Kingdom Kids Preschool/Daycare Ministry/Nazarene Church.

2011 Grantees

A total of $25,000 was awarded to nine local community organizations this year at the Community Foundation's Annual Celebration! The organizations included Arrow Head Country RC&D/Greenspace, Center of Workforce Innovations, Eastern Pulaski Elementary PTA, Friends of the Panhandle, Nazarene Church/Kingdom Kids Preschool, Pulaski County Human Services, Pulaski County REACT, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, and West Central Elementary Title I Dept.

2010 Grantees

In 2010 a total of $15,000 was awarded to six local nonprofit organizations at the Community Foundation's annual "Celebration of Philanthropy" dinner that was held on November 1st. The organizations included the Center of Workforce Innovations, Star City Lions Club, Pulaski County Historical Society, Junior Achievement, Pulaski County Human Services, and Friends of the Panhandle Pathway.


$15,000 Awarded for High Needs Programs

A total of $15,000 was awarded in 2009 to three local nonprofit organizations representing valuable programs in Pulaski County: $9,500 was awarded to Pulaski County Human Services for Project Hope; $4,000 to Humanitarian Distribution Center (Francesville) for the Feeding the Hungry in Pulaski County project; and $1,500 to the Eastern Pulaski Elementary School PTA for the A Vision for our Future project.

Representatives of Pulaski County Human Services received a $9,500 from the Pulaski County Community Foundation during its spring grant cycle to implement Project HOPE The grant will make support services possible for the increasing number of families and idividuals seeking assistance during the economic crisis.

The Humanitarian Distribution Center in Francesville was awarded $4,000 by the Pulaski County Community Foundation during its spring grant cycle for the "Feeding the Hungry in Pulaski County" program. HDC operates as a food warehouse and stores food to be given away to needy persons in Northwest Indiana. The food stored in the warehouse is either donated or purchased by HDC and is given away at no cost to church or other not-for-profit food pantries.

The Eastern Pulaski Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association was awarded $1500 toward their "A Vision for Our Future" project from the Pulaski County Community Foundation during its spring grant cycle. The project will help provide financial support to families who cannot afford vision treatments for their students.