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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Grant Applications Open


Deadline to Apply Is May 1

Corning, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) is pleased to once again open its annual grant application for organizations and schools serving the Southern Perry community. Additional information as well as this year’s grant applications can be found on the Fund’s webpage, Applications open April 1 and must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Grants can be used to fund programs throughout Southern Perry County that positively impact the community by promoting academic excellence and opportunities for educational enrichment. These grants have been used to fund a variety of programs in the past, including historical preservation, community arts and culture programming, and classroom enrichment activities and resources.

“The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund was created to build opportunities for academic excellence and enrichment in the Southern Local School District, and our grant program ensures that there is a rich ecosystem of educational opportunity in the district that extends well beyond the walls of our schools,” said Angela Plant, president of the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund board.

Completed applications and all accompanying materials must be sent to SPCAEF-FAO, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. Detailed information on guidelines and application materials can be found at

SPCAEF was created 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 (FAO) to provide scholarships as well as community mini-grants to promote academic excellence and enrichment opportunities for Southern Local School District residents.

For more information about how you can grow resources for your local community, including scholarship and grant opportunities, please contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111 or visit our website,


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