Perry County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

Perry County, Indiana – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced that its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting grant applications from community organizations.

Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women and/or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

These grants are made possible by the Friends of Perry County Unrestricted Fund, the TCB/Fifth Third Bank Perry County Fund, the Crippled Children’s Fund, the Goble-Kleeman Fund for Young Children, the Elbert and Dawn Star and Marilyn Ewing Environmental Fund, the Perry County Arts Council Promoting the Arts Fund, the Joseph L. Dauby Endowment Fund, the Perry County Power of Youth Fund and the Perry County Women for Women Fund.

The Foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations that are deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county. Proposals from nonprofit organizations not classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity may be considered provided the project is charitable and supports a community need. Grant applications must be electronically submitted to the Perry County Community Foundation no later than Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Organizations wishing to submit a grant proposal are invited to visit the Foundation’s web site at  for requirements, instructions and the online application.

Again this year, the online system will allow applicants to save their application before submitting it.

Prospective grant applicants are invited to schedule a meeting with the Foundation’s director, Renate Warner, to receive an overview of the funding opportunity and to ask specific questions. Contact Renate at 812.547.3176 or email her at with questions or to set up a meeting.

Grants will be announced by December 1 and will be awarded at a January grant ceremony.

The Community Good granting cycle is one charitable resource available to our community thanks to generous donors who provided meaningful gifts by creating charitable funds created through the Community Foundation.