Perry County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is a charitable resource devoted to our local community. We help people make meaningful gifts that improve life in Perry County today and for generations to come.

The Community Foundation can help you…

Make a difference where it matters
Invest in the future of the community you love
Create greater good together


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perry Grant Programs


It is our belief that community is more than geographic locale; we believe that it is an idea that exists in the minds of people sharing common goals and concerns. Based on that belief, our grantmaking seeks to develop a shared vision of building a sense of community.

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perry Scholarships


The Foundation administers separate scholarship funds established by individuals, families, corporations, and organizations to assist local students in pursuit of advanced education.

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News & Events

Perry County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Cycle Opens August 1

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The Perry County Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship (LECS) on August 1. This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees, and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry […]
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Perry County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

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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, […]
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New Foundation Fund to Help First Responders, Families in Crisis

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After raising three girls she adopted out of foster care, Mary Jane Malone wanted a way to honor them while helping Perry County. She also wanted to memorialize one daughter, whose life was taken by a tragic event. Mary Jane Malone created the Mary Jane Malone Endowment Fund through the Perry County Community Foundation that […]
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