Mission & Vision
The Perry County Community Foundation supports good work that benefits the people of Perry County. With an engaged board and a growing endowment, the community foundation is well positioned as a partner in fulfilling the potential and meeting the challenges in Perry County.
We energize local philanthropy, increasing financial resources to support efforts that serve the community. Supporting good work means providing resources to small, local organizations that might not have access to large outside grants and to larger organizations with programs that clearly address the priorities of Perry Countians. The foundation invests in efforts with potential for high impact on the quality of life for our people.
We also strive to help nonprofits and agencies do their work better. We do this by serving as a mentor and partner to organizations serving the county, and by seeking ways to build organizational capacity beyond giving grants.
The Perry County Community Foundation is everyone’s foundation and lifts up the message the community can help itself. The foundation believes all community members play a role in strengthening Perry County. It promotes civic engagement and commits to reflecting the community’s priorities.
Value all community members | Reflect community priorities | Improve quality of life
- Increase Community Awareness: Educate the community on the importance of building local resources and celebrating locally supported successes through the Perry County Community Foundation.
- Grow Capacity: Develop and educate donors and practice community-centric fund development.
- Support Local Nonprofits: Continue supporting the good work of existing local nonprofits.
- Invest for Impact: Identify two projects each year poised for big impact that reflect the Perry County Community Foundation’s values.
Over the past 10 years, the Perry County Community Foundation has transformed their community by increasing a permanent endowment, promoting civic engagement, and building social capital. Perry County has increased public engagement, influenced policy, and built excitement for new opportunities for economic prosperity.
Perry County Community Foundation Board
Perry County Community Foundation
420 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
Board of Advisors
Chair: Wanda Brown