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!
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.
Announcements of upcoming grant cycles are made through all media formats: newspaper, radio, and website.
For a list of unrestricted grants awarded in past years, click here.
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.