Over the past 5 years, the Perry County Community Foundation has transformed their community by increasing a permanent endowment, promoting civic engagement, and building social capital.
By engaging diverse groups of individuals and representatives from public, private, and business sectors, PCCF builds economic resilience and improves the overall health and wealth of the community.
Perry County has increased public engagement, influenced policy, and built excitement for new opportunities for economic prosperity.
In 2015, PCCF awarded over $63,000 to local projects and initiatives representing a variety of causes including STEM education, creative economic development, and affordable housing. One of those organizations is Northfork Local Foods which increase access to locally-grown and produced foods within the community. PCCF awarded Northfork a $5,000 grant to maintain a farmer’s market manager.
Additionally, PCCF has been active in strengthening community coalitions, such as the Perry County Wellness Coalition, Appalachian Arts Alliance, and InVision Hazard. By engaging diverse groups of individuals and representatives from public, private, and business sectors, this work builds economic resilience and improves the overall health and wealth of the community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wanda Brown, Co-Chair
Annie Williams, Co-Chair
Scott McReynolds Greg Sparkman
Alison Wells Bill Betinazzi
Derrick Bowling Melissa Vermillion