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Community Foundation for Perry County

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The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) was established in 2011 by a small group of individuals from within the county and others that grew up and still have family and friends in the county. The Foundation was created to develop a sustainable, non-partisan way for individuals to build charitable, tax-exempt funds to be used solely to improve Perry County.


Grant Opportunities

The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC), in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), invites nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for a project or program serving Perry County to apply for a grant beginning September 7.

CFPC and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs benefitting residents of Perry County. Projects should increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution to a need in Perry County.


Recent Projects

• In celebration of Perry County’s 200th birthday, CFPC launched Endow 200, a campaign to expand impact by growing permanent dollars through 200 gifts of $5,000. By growing the CFPC’s endowment to about $1 million, Endow 200 will allow CFPC to create a brighter future for Perry County by generating approximately $50,000 in grants for the community annually – more than ten times what the CFPC is currently able to give.

The Community Foundation for Perry County is partnering with GeoPartners and Perry County organizations to map broadband access, speeds, and cost in Perry County to better inform future investments in this important resource in the county.


Perry Family of Funds

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

Community Foundation for Perry County
• Ben and Alyce Shaver Scholarship Fund
• Blake Underwood Student Learning Grant Fund
• Bob and Ruth Holland Community Fund
• Bope Family Fund
• Briggs Family Scholarship Fund
• Bruce and Dolores Hannah Scholarship Fund
• Catherine Blankenship Scholarship Fund
• Charlene Joseph Scholarship Fund
• Commander Lambert Scholarship Fund
Corning Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
• Crooksville Arts Council Scholarship Fund
• Donald and Catherine Palmer Scholarship Fund
• Hazel Post Fisher Community Fund
Holy Trinity School Endowment Fund
• Jack and Clara Reho Scholarship Fund
• Janet Hursey Koehler Wade Scholarship Fund
• Jesse, Olema, & Ralph Drake Scholarship Fund
Jimmy Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund
• John and Elsie Exenkemper Scholarship Fund

• Joesph and Marie Lichtenstein Scholarship Fund
Ludowici Community Foundation Fund
• Murray and Lulu Brown Scholarship Fund
• Outreach Emergency Disaster Shelter Fund
• Partners For Your Health
• Paul and Charlotte Hope Scholarship Fund
• Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society
• Perry County Hunger Relief Fund
Perry County Sportsman Club Endowment
• Robert Woodruff and Charles & Elizabeth Woodruff Scholarship
• Shawnee Alumni Association Scholarship
Somerset Community Fund
• Somerset Horticultural Endowment
Southern Perry County Academic Endowment
• Supporting Families Fund
• The Clay Center of Ohio Endowment Fund
• Upper Rush Creek Revitalization Project
• Vincent and Gene Hope Scholarship Fund
• William and Frances Dunlap Scholarship Fund


Perry Committee Members

• Jeanette Addington
• Judge Luanne Cooperrider
• Jeff Dennis
• Tony Fiore
• Deb Hutmire
• Tom Johnson
• Theressa Kane

• Tim Mclain
• Chris Mooney
• Julie Paxton
• Tim Sword
• John Winnenberg
• Kevin Wood


Support the Perry Community

Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. To mail your donation, please designate the Perry Community Foundation Fund and mail to Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. To learn more, contact FAO at 740.753.1111.