The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund successfully raised more than $14,000 in community contributions during its fall 2019 appeal.
Sixty-three contributions totaling $14,730 were collected during the campaign. This generous support from businesses and community members helped the Fund’s Advisory Committee secure $10,000 in matching dollars from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, bringing the combined total raised to $24,730. The Trust pledged to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10,000, of contributions received on or before December 15, 2019. Continued growth of the Fund, through community contributions and matching grant support, increases its grantmaking capacity and strengthens its ability to meet the community’s changing needs over time.
The Pulaski Fund is a permanent endowment fund that supports nonprofit organizations serving the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. Organizations such as Half Shire Historical Society, Oswego County Opportunities and United Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc. have all been recipients of grants from the Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has supported arts & culture, community development, education, environment, health, and human services programming in the greater Pulaski region with more than $375,000 in grants.
About the Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund
The Greater Pulaski Community Endowment Fund is a union of gifts contributed by the people of the Pulaski community that makes grants to support programs and projects of importance to the area. Established in 1991 with seed funding from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and sustained through critical community matching challenge grants, the endowment exists to ensure that the citizens of the Pulaski area have a means of supporting the nonprofit services and resources that are so important to the vitality of a community. Since its inception, the Fund has provided nearly $375,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations addressing community needs in the Village of Pulaski and the Town of Richland. People can learn more about the Fund and contribute at cnycf.org/Pulaski.The Pulaski Fund is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation.