History: The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) was established in 2012 to ensure permanent support for the citizens and communities of Perry County by a small group of individuals living in the county and those with strong ties to it. A Family of Funds under the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, CFPC works with partners in Perry County and beyond to grow grant-making dollars for projects that improve quality of life throughout Perry County.
Goals/Accomplishments/Mission: The CFPC’s mission is to improve the quality of life and serve the charitable needs of Perry County by attracting and administering funds. As of March 2019, CFPC has over $1.5 million across 36 funds, including the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Family of Funds, supporting arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.
Plans for the Future: The Community Foundation for Perry County announced its Endow 200 campaign in 2016. Endow 200 is a chance for those who love Perry County to honor the county’s history by investing in its future. With 200 gifts of $5,000 each, the campaign will grow $1 million in new endowment for Perry County. One million dollars in new endowment will grant $50,000 out to the Perry County community annually. Currently, 50 of the 200 gifts have already been received from individuals and organizations investing in the Endow 200 .
Services Provided: The Community Foundation for Perry County was created to give back to Perry County through grant-making.
The Community Foundation for Perry County is now accepting applications from organizations and projects serving Perry County in the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services. The current grant round will close May 10. For more information and to apply, visit www.cfpcohio.org.
In 2018, the CFPC awarded $5,000 to Perry County projects. One example of the amazing work the CFPC’s grantees are engaged in is the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. The group received a $500 grant to send Perry County youth to Be WISE, a summer camp for young girls that allows them to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.
The funding helped send female students in seventh and eighth grades to the Be WISE camp. They participated in small classes with certified teachers in an outdoor setting that allowed them to develop a passion for subjects they may not have had an opportunity to explore otherwise.
Learn More: Visit the Community Foundation for Perry County’s website at www.cfpcohio.org to learn more about how you can give a gift or become a part of the family of funds.
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 www.cfpcohio.org.
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©(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 www.AppalachianOhio.org.