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Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Announces 2016 Grantees


Three Local Projects Receive Grant Funds

Corning, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) is pleased to announce three grant awards to benefit residents of the Southern Local School District. These grants will support the preservation of Perry County history and provide opportunities for youth during the summer.

“We are so excited to support projects that will preserve the unique history of our Perry County community for new generations,” said Lynann Bolyard, a SPCAEF committee member. “These annual grant awards bring local projects to fruition and extend new opportunities to residents in southern Perry County.”

SPCAEF was created in 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.

The 2016 community grant recipients include:

Little Cities of Black Diamonds (LCOBD) received a $585 grant provided by the Bob and Ruth Holland Community Fund of the SPCAEF. This grant will support the digital sharing and archiving of LCOBD information for current residents and future generations to learn about the areas distinctive history and heritage.

The New Straitsville History Group was awarded a $450 grant from the Hazel Post Fisher Community Fund and SPCAEF. This grant will support the digital sharing and archiving of historical documents while labeling the documents.

Sunday Creek Associates received over $900 in grant dollars from the Blake and Underwood Community Fund and SPCAEF. This grant will support instructor stipends and program supplies for Sunday Creek Associates’ summer youth workshops.

SPCAEF community grant applications open annually in the spring. To stay up-to-date on when this and other grant opportunities open, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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

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 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(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 www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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