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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Announces 2015 Grant Recipients


Four Local Projects Receive Grant Funds

Corning, OH The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) announced four grant awards worth over $3,000. These grant awards support educational opportunities from science equipment to celebration of local history for southern Perry County residents.

“We are once again excited to support projects in southern Perry County that provide educational content to our residents,” said Lynann Bolyard with SPCEAF. “These grant awards provide invaluable financial support to community organizations that seek to educate our citizens and provide valuable resources to residents for years to come.”

SPCAEF was established in 1987 to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School District. A member of the Community Foundation for Perry County’s Family of Funds, SPCAEF partners with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to provide scholarships as well as community mini-grants to promote academic excellence and enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District residents.

This year’s community grant recipients include:

Little Cities of Black Diamonds received grants for its Opera House program. These awards were provided by the Hazel Post Fisher Community Fund and the Blake & Underwood Community Fund.

Millcreek Elementary in Perry County received a grant to purchase additional science supplies from SPCAEF.

The New Straitsville Historical Group received a grant award for the preservation of historical documents and new digital storage from the Bob and Ruth Holland Community Fund.

The Sunday Creek Associates for Summer Youth Workshop in Shawnee also received a grant award from SPCAEF.

For more information about the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund or how you can make a difference in your community today and tomorrow, please contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740.753.1111 or visit us online at

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