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The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), established in 1987, is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. PCCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Perry County. PCCF also serves as a vehicle for individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations to establish funds that will support the civic, social, educational, and cultural well-being of individuals living in Perry County. PCCF ensures that all gifts, ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars, will work to improve the quality of life for Perry County residents, today and in the future.


The Perry County Community Foundation currently manages 63 funds with assets totaling $6,591,290 (12/31/20).

For a complete list funds, please click here.

Advisory Committee

Marel King, Chair
Gwendolyn Soult, Vice Chair
Adam Britcher
Suzanne Dell
Linda Kutz
Harriet Magee
Mary Jane Moyer
Partner Lane
Virginia Ticehurst
Jennifer Wilson
Jan Zeigler

Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Robert E. Caplan, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, serve as ex officios on all committees.

Honorary Members

Hon. William Moore, deceased

In appreciation to Joan Holman for her vision and leadership in the founding of the Perry County Community Foundation.


The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), conducts an annual competitive grantmaking program for nonprofit organizations serving Perry county. PCCF seeks to fund programs and services that have the potential for the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes for individuals and families living in Perry County.  Through its grantmaking, PCCF invests in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems and supports projects that demonstrate achievable outcomes, the potential for replication as a model program, and plans for sustainability beyond the grant term.

Please click here for more information on How to Apply.

2020 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $24,895.00

Recipient Grant Amount
Central Pennsylvania Food Bank $3,500.00
Employment Skills Center $2,000.00
Historical Society of Perry County $1,293.00
Join Hands Ministry, Inc $2,000.00
Keystone Human Services $3,500.00
Perry County Council of the Arts $1,000.00
Perry County Literacy Council $3,500.00
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA $3,500.00
Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center, Inc $2,102.00
Student Author Movement, a TFEC project $2,500.00

2020 Grants Awarded*: $210,953

*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Advisory Committee.


2020 Scholarships Total: $60,266.00

Awardees for 2020 scholarships were:


  • The CODY Foundation
    • Grace Lesh – $500.00
    • Sarah Magee – $500.00
    • Rachel Soccio – $500.00
    • Kaleigh Spease – $500.00
  • Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship Fund
    • Cassidy Grove – $10,000.00
  • Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship
    • Kaleigh Spease – $1,000.00
  • Frank M. Magee Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
    • Morgan Levan – $2,500.00
    • Sarah Magee – $1,000.00
  • Lee C. Morrissey Fund
    • Kaitlyn Sheriff – $164.00
  • Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship
    • Alexa Twigg – $1,000.00
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Valedictorian Scholarship
    • Olivia Muffitt – $6,388.00
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Salutatorian Scholarship
    • Emily Kline – $6,379.00
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Third Highest Ranking Academic Scholarship
    • Kate Templeton – $4,035.00
  • Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
    • Shelby Anderson – $1,600.00
    • Jozie Brajkovich – $4,000.00
    • Thomas Gabel – $3,200.00
    • Mary Gantt – $6,000.00
    • Skylar Kaufell – $4,000.00
    • Chloe Smith – $5,400.00
    • Laura Steele – $1,600.00

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