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Community Foundation for Perry County Opens Inaugural Grant Round

Mini-Grants Open through April 15 to Tax-Exempt Organizations
Serving Perry County

New Lexington, OH – The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) is excited to announce its inaugural request for mini-grant proposals. CFPC invites tax-exempt organizations committed to increasing quality of life, creating access to opportunities, or implementing a solution for a need in the Perry County community to apply.

“CFPC is eager to extend our first mini-grant opportunity to Perry county organizations,” said Kevin Wood, a CFPC committee member. “CFPC is dedicated to ensuring that resources benefit Perry County citizens and communities forever and this mini-grant opportunity is one way to achieve that goal.”

For the inaugural round, $5,000 in funding is available for projects across five areas CFPC calls the Pillars of Prosperity. Projects should focus on one or more of these five areas essential to improving quality of life in Perry County – arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services. Up to ten mini-grants will be awarded, ideally across each of the five Pillars. Grants will range in size from $500 to $1,000. At this time, CFPC does not accept applications for any event sponsorships or sports-related requests.

Applications will be accepted from March 14, 2016 to April 15, 2016. To receive full consideration for funding, grant requests must include a completed application and a 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter. Applications are available online at and must be postmarked by April 15, 2016 and mailed to PO Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. Grant recipients will be notified by May 1, 2016 and all grantees will be required to submit a final report at the conclusion of the project.

The Community Foundation for Perry County was established in 2012 to ensure permanent support for the citizens and communities of Perry County. A community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), CFPC works with FAO to grow grantmaking dollars for projects that improve quality of life in Perry County and across Appalachian Ohio through the Pillars of Prosperity.

If you have any questions regarding this mini-grant opportunity or the Community Foundation for Perry County, please contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111 or

About the Community Foundation for Perry County

In 2012, past and present Perry County residents created the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The CFPC was created to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Perry County residents. It also establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Perry County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit