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The Perry County Single Parent Support Fund

What is the Project?

The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) invites you to join us in building the Perry County Single Parent Support Fund. This endowment fund will support need and service gaps for single parents in Perry County, with priority for single mothers. By helping parents achieve their basic, educational, and career needs, the Perry County Single Parent Support Fund will help pave a better way for parents their children, ultimately the possibility of making a difference for that family for many generations.

Why Now?

CFPC has been given a time-sensitive matching gift opportunity! $50,000 is being provided by an inspiring anonymous donor. In order to receive any part of the match, $50,000 must be raised by noon on March 15, 2021.

The match donor, a former resident of Perry County and World War II veteran, has a passion to help single parents in Perry County today and in the future.

Single parents often struggle to provide basic needs, which makes it even more challenging to pursue education or training opportunities. In establishing flexible, long-term resources to support these individuals, the match donor hopes to help make a difference for families which can be life-changing for them today and for future generations.

What Impact Will My Gift Have?

Resources of the fund will be permanently invested to support annual grant awards focused on making a difference for single parent Perry County families. While specific grant criteria are still being crafted, CFPC anticipates the fund will bridge gaps for single parents who need help providing basic needs and support single parents in their pursuit of educational and career goals.

Are Others Excited About this Project?

In addition to the anonymous match donor, two community donors plan to give $5,000 in 2021 to help reach the $50,000 match! And, there is a even a second match opportunity starting February 10, 2021 through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, 50 cents on the dollar, up to $5,000 per donor while resources last. So, beginning February 10, for every dollar you give, the Fund could receive a total of $2.50!

While gifts are important in helping us reach the $50,000 goal, there is a rewarding feeling in giving to others. The matching donor shared how he had been successful in his career and what he accomplished – but much of the work was temporary. He says the true accomplishment is in what we give for others which not only positively affects individuals but also their family for many generations to come. And, he feels supporting single parents is a tremendous investment for the future of families, and, essentially, the future of communities of Perry County.  

How Can I Give?

Give Online Today!

Gifts may also be made by cash, credit card, IRA transfer, or stock transfer anytime.

Gifts can be sent to Perry County Single Parents Support Fund, P.O. Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45674.

To learn more about how to give in the way that’s best for you, please feel free to call the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740-753-1111 or email Tracy Mann at

Give Starting February 10 to Take Advantage of an Extra Match Opportunity

  • Gifts by cash, credit card, IRA transfer, or stock transfer will qualify for the match.
  • Another great, easy way to make a gift for this extra match opportunity is online at, beginning February 10. Contact us today to be sure you receive upcoming information about how to access Cause Connector.
  • These extra matching dollars are open to all FAO endowment funds and will go quickly! Don’t miss your chance to make an even greater difference for Perry County families

Volunteer to Spread Awareness

If you would like to help share the news of this project with churches, civic groups, businesses, and/or friends who may be interested in building the Perry County Single Parents Support Fund, please contact us today!


Tony Fiore, CFPC

Mayor Tom Johnson, CFPC

Tim Sword, CFPC

Tracy Mann, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

About the Community Foundation for Perry County

The Community Foundation for Perry County was established in 2011 by a small, volunteer group of individuals from within the county and others that grew up and still have family and friends in the county. Since 2011, 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. CFPC has grown to a family of 15 various funds with a combined total of over 1 million dollars. Each of the funds has unique purposes and goals, ultimately fulfilling the dreams of CFPC of increasing opportunities for Perry County. Click here to read more about CFPC.