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Community Foundation for Perry Family of Funds


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.

CFPC recently made inaugural grants to Perry County organizations for projects benefitting Perry County residents of all ages. These recent grants include:

  • A $500 grant to the Rendville Historic Preservation Society for Porch Wisdom to support Phase I of the Little White House Renovation project in historic Rendville;
  • A $500 grant to the Perry County Cultural Arts Center for Summer Arts programs to support five week-ling arts workshops for students in grades PreK-8;
  • A $500 grant to the Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society for Perry County tourism development to support the production of maps and brochures depicting historically significant locations in Perry County;
  • A $500 grant to the Perry County Community Kitchen and Farmers’ Pantry to support the Farmers’ Pantry to offer cooperative members and local and regional vendors the opportunity to sell their products on consignment;
  • A $500 grant to Sheridan High School for Gathering Place to support the creation of an outdoor educational and cultural arts area;
  • A $500 grant to Roseville Elementary School for Summer Arts programming to support a two-week summer arts program for students in 1-8 grades;
  • A $1,000 grant to Rural Action for the Monday Creek Watershed Camp to support programming and scholarships for a watershed day cam for children 8-12 years old in New Straitsville; and
  • A $1,000 grant to New Lexington City Schools for its Dental Readiness project to support dental care and education around sustainable dental habits for 2,200 students in the New Lexington school district.

Make a secure online donation to the Perry County Family of Funds – be sure to name the fund you would like your contribution to be applied to in the Designation box.

The FAO Family of Funds for Perry County and other funds also of benefit to the county combined assets is currently over $1 million and consists of the following:

Community Foundation for Perry County Fund

• Buckeye Lake Historical Society
• The Clay Center of Ohio Fund
• Janet Hursey Koehler Wade Scholarship Fund
• Outreach Emergency Disaster Shelter Fund
• Partners For Your Health Fund
• Perry County CIC Economic Development Fund
• Perry County Health Professional Recruitment & Retention Fund
• Perry County Hunger Relief Fund
• Perry County Historical & Cultural Arts Society Fund
• Ben and Alyce Shaver Scholarship Fund
• Somerset Community Fund
• Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Family of Funds
• Supporting Families Fund