PCCF: Community Good Grants Program

Perry County Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next deadline: May 1, 2020

Later deadlines: Sep 4, 2020, Jan 4, 2021

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Perry County, Indiana

Location of residency: Perry County, Indiana

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NOTE: This grant program is open year-round and will accept funding requests at any time.Funding requests will be reviewed three times per year on the dates above. 

Distributing charitable funds is a vital part of our mission. Through the charitable funds established by our donors, the Foundation awards grants to numerous organizations throughout Perry County in the broad areas of Arts and Culture, Community Development, Education, the Environment, Activities that Benefit Animals, Health, Human Services, Recreation, and Youth Development.


The Perry County Community Foundation’s Community Good Grants Program supports a variety of charitable purposes in Perry County. The grant cycle is open year-round and encompasses four different request levels:

  • Level 1 – Requests of $500 or less
  • Level 2 – Requests of $501 – $2,500
  • Level 3 – Requests of $2,501 – $9,999
  • Level 4 – Requests of $10,000 or more (Please contact the Community Foundation before beginning your application.)

Program Areas Considered for Funding

Arts and Culture

Activities that strengthen the stability of arts organizations, make the arts accessible to low-income populations, enhance the understanding of all types of arts and humanities, and promote the appreciation or understanding of historical events.

Community Development

Activities that foster civil rights, our society, advocacy, community improvement, capacity building, philanthropy, volunteerism, grantmaking, strong neighborhoods; that improve the effectiveness of government, public administration and public officials; that assess community needs; and that support the programs of leadership organizations.


Activities that improve the educational attainment of children and adults, both in and out of the classroom; that support formally constituted educational institutions and organizations or entities that administer or support these institutions; that support libraries and organizations whose primary purpose is to provide opportunities for supplementing and continuing education outside the framework of formal education institutions; and that support organizations which provide education-related services to students and schools.


Activities that improve and promote health outcomes; general and rehabilitative health services; mental health; crisis intervention; associations or services associated with specific diseases, disorders, and medical disciplines; and medical research.

Human Services

Activities that maximize the functioning of special needs populations in mainstream society; that protect the public (crime and delinquency prevention, legal administration, legal services); that promote and support employment and jobs, food and nutrition, agriculture, housing and shelter, public safety, and disaster preparedness and relief; and that support child daycare programs, the United Way, YMCA, YWCA, firefighting activities, and programs of community centers.

Other Civic Endeavors:

Environment, Activities that Benefit Animals

Activities that foster pollution control and abatement, protection and conservation of natural resources, botanic and horticulture, environmental beautification, preservation of open spaces, environmental education and outdoor survival, protection and welfare of animals, humane societies, wildlife preservation and protection, veterinary services, zoos and aquariums, and specialty animal services.


Improving and promoting recreational and leisure activities, parks, and community sporting events and activities.

Youth Development

Activities that strengthen the family unit, help children grow and develop, foster youth sports and athletics, that support the Future Farmers of America or other youth development programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and scouting.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation welcomes funding requests 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. 
  • Funding requests 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 (a fiscal sponsor may be required).
  • Applications submitted by school personnel should be for projects that serve a broad student population.
    • School administrators and teachers planning to apply for a grant must contact Renate Warner prior to beginning the application process to discuss guidelines pertaining to funding requests from school personnel and school corporation oversight of the application process.


  • Project Areas NOT Considered for Funding
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Political parties or campaigns
    • Endowment creation 
    • Annual appeals or membership contributions