Pulaski County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Pulaski County Community Foundation is gearing up for another grant cycle, this time offering a total of $25,000 to be granted to non-profit organizations benefiting the county. According to Kim Krause, scholarship coordinator and office administrator for the Community Foundation, each recipient can receive no more than $5000.

Krause said the grants are focused toward non-profit organizations, but other organizations can receive the grants as well, through the help of a sponsor.

“The Community Foundation welcomes grant requests from non-profit, charitable programs for projects that serve Pulaski County. Grants are made only to organizations that serve the Pulaski County area; if they’re not a 501(c)(3) organization, they can find a sponsor who is a 501(c)(3) to sponsor them as their fiscal agent,” Krause explained.

Organizations can reapply for the grants each year, but there are requirements in place in order to do so. Krause said organizations that have received a grant the previous year must file a grant report that indicates they’ve met the requirements of the grant in order to reapply. She said there are all kinds of programs and organizations that benefit from these grants, ranging from education and the arts to human services and community development.

The grants are paid out of the organization’s unrestricted fund, according to Krause, who explained the fund is donation-driven.

“These grants are from our unrestricted fund, and different donors contribute to the unrestricted fund, so they get a tax receipt for that,” said Krause.

Organizations are encouraged to apply for these grants before the deadline of Sept. 23. For more information on the grants provided by the Pulaski County Community Foundation, click here.