The Pulaski County Community Foundation typically offers a competitive grant cycle each year with funds from its unrestricted resources. PCCF welcomes grant requests from nonprofit charitable programs for projects that serve the Pulaski County community. Grants are made only to organizations that serve the Pulaski County area.
As a general rule, the Foundation does not make grants from its discretionary funds for the following:
Applications must be submitted online. A link to the application also appears on the main Grants page of the Foundation's website and will become active after the cycle has been announced. Instructions are included to guide the grantseeker in applying. Work may be saved and returned to at any time during the grant cycle period.
Informational/technical assistance sessions may be offered for interested applicants. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Community Foundation and speak with a staff member prior to submitting a proposal. This will allow the applicant to explain the nature of the grant request and ask any questions.
It is important that grant seekers complete proposals in a timely manner, include all requested information, and meet the stated deadline. Early submission is recommended! Lack of requested information or an incomplete application could disqualify your proposal. In fairness to all, late applications will not be accepted for any reason.
Following Submission of a Proposal
Applications are reviewed by staff and evaluated by the Grants and Distributions Committee. This process may include a request for additional information, brief meeting with the committee, site visits, or other steps as deemed appropriate. After evaluation, the Committee makes recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors which makes all funding decisions.
Award Period and Extensions
The Grant Award period will last 12 months from date of award. Extensions may be requested but must be approved by PCCF board.
A final report is required as a condition of any grant received from PCCF and must be received within 30 days following the completion of the project. Final reports are available in PDF or WORD format. PDF's are preferred and can be filled out, saved to your computer, and emailed to PCCF. WORD reports are also available but must be printed, completed, and mailed. The report will include a program and financial report detailing how grant funds were spent. If a final report is missing from a previous grant, current applications will not be considered.
PCCF Final Grant Report
PCCF Final Grant Report
Conflict of Interest/Confidentiality
Deliberations and discussions of the Grants Committee are strictly confidential. The Foundation maintains a strict conflict of interest policy for its Board, staff, and committees to ensure independence and integrity in its recommendations. Staff and Grants Committee members may not accept any form of compensation, gifts or favors from any agency/organization or representative that plans to submit or has submitted, and/or has received a grant from the Foundation in the past.
Grant seekers should be aware that the Foundation's Grants and Distributions program may change from time to time.
~ The Pulaski County Community Foundation does not discriminate in matters of age, race, religion, sex or native origin and expects that grant applicants observe like standards. ~