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Perry County Community Foundation

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Help us increase the funds flowing to Perry County by making a tax-deductible donation to the Perry County Community Fund and you’ll improve your community for good, forever.


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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 65 funds with assets totaling $7,036,959 (12/31/23).

For a complete list funds, please click here.

Advisory Committee

Marel King, Co-chair
Gwendolyn Soult, Co-chair
Genna Brownback
Celia Elmes
Mark Keller
Rick Knepp
Margaret Raub
Lauren Tressler

Robert E. Caplan, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Romeo Azondekon, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, serve as ex officios on all committees.

Directors Emeriti

Susan Collins (posthumous)
Joan Holman (posthumous)
Lenus Haines
Mary Landis (posthumous)
Jeffrey Mattern
Hon. William Moore

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.

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2024 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $26,160

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank | $3,500
Funds support school pantries in Perry County to continue to distribute fresh and nutritious food to Perry County youth and their families.
Christ Lutheran Church | $1,800
This grant supports Loads of Love (LOL), a free laundry outreach to those in the community who cannot wash their laundry due to access in the home and/or financial hardship.
Friends of Clarks Ferry Tavern | $2,000
Funds assist the restoration of Clarks Ferry Tavern to encourage heritage, recreation, culture, and eco-tourism.
Harrisburg Symphony Association | $1,085
With the assistance of this grant, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra presents a free summer concert at the Millerstown Community Park in July 2024.
Join Hands Ministry Inc. | $3,500
This grant supports the Youth Assistance Program which is designed to provide the youth of Perry County opportunities for social and emotional development through extracurricular activities, career and college readiness support, and community involvement.
Junior Achievement of South Central PA | $2,625
Junior Achievement of South Central PA programs teach students in Perry County the invaluable skill of managing money, equipping them with the knowledge they need to achieve financial security as adults. Funds support these programs.
Keystone Service Systems | $3,500
Funds support Keystone Service Systems responding to mental and behavioral health needs – an increase in parental mental health incidents, complex parenting situations, and unique health and developmental needs of children require support and interventions for parents, and unique classroom adaptations for affected children.
Perry County Council of the Arts | $3,500
Perry County Council of the Arts coordinates art-based youth summer camps to serve Perry County families. Students experience a positive environment – with hands-on activities, group discussions, and active participation centered around creativity.
Perry County Literacy Council | $3,450
PCLC will provide four Perry County students with the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license through Drive Wright Driving School.
Rye Township Community Association | $1,200
This grant supports the Park Rejuvenation Project at the Rye Community Park which contains a playground, pavilion, and other items.

2023 Grants Awarded*: $271,400

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


2023 Scholarships Total: $46,274 | 17 students

Scholarships Offered:

  • Justin Boose Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The CODY Foundation Scholarship
  • Baird and Mary Jane Collins Scholarship
  • Carrie and George Lyter Scholarship
  • Frank M. Magee Jr. Memorial Scholarship
  • Lee C. Morrissey Fund
  • Megan Moyer Seiber Memorial Scholarship
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Valedictorian Scholarship
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Salutatorian Scholarship
  • Larry C. Sheibley-Beasom Third Highest Academic Scholarship
  • Pauline M. Whitekettle Memorial Scholarship Fund for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
PCCF Insider - Regional Newsletter

We are excited to bring you this supplemental document to our quarterly newsletter, The Insider, twice a year to share more about the work the Perry County Community Foundation is doing and the positive impact it is having in Perry County.

Please click here to view past issues of the PCCF Insider.

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