PCCFF looking for projects of non-profits to fund
The year of 2020 will be one of intentionality for the members of the Perkins County Community Foundation Fund.
With the meeting and exceeding of not only one, but two challenge grants at the end of 2019, the 12-member Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) is now in the process of preparing to canvas the county in an effort to discover the various needs throughout each community, and come up with plans in meeting these needs.
This, of course, will take time, attention, and especially heart, because it is truly the heart of each person in a community that makes a community work and thrive.
Although most citizens of Perkins County have regular paying jobs, we all know that the real “work” of building a community comes from efforts where no pay is involved at all. Volunteering and philanthropy are the heart of communities, and without each, little towns would be non-existent in short order.
We are looking for non-profit and governmental groups who want to meet with PCCFF representatives to share visions and ideas and also to share ways in which we can work together to meet the needs of our communities.
PCCFF’s unrestricted endowment fund supports projects within Perkins County that provide positive community impact. This includes a vision of “promoting socially & economically vibrant activities that enhance a high quality of life”. Local government and non-profit entities can apply for grant funding.
The PCCFF has approximately $20,000 available in 2020 to fund projects. If you are the leader or member of one of these entities, and you would like to set up a meeting with us, contact me or any of the other 11 members on the board.
No idea is too far-fetched. We would like to hear them all. Of course, please keep in mind that we will probably not be able to provide all of the money you need, but if your project or goal is in line with our mission statement, we do want to talk about partnering with you.
So, please give us a call. My phone number is 308-352-8527 and our treasurer, Michelle Ross, can be reached at 308-882-8469.
Before we start meeting with community organizations, however, we will first be doing a little bit of celebrating in each community as a way to say “thank you” to those who stepped up and gave to the recent challenge grants.
The times and dates for these celebrations are as follows:
• Sunday, Jan. 26 in Grant, 1 p.m., at the Senior Center. Cookies and coffee will be served.
•Wednesday, Jan., 29 in Madrid, 7:30 a.m., Little Country Kitchen. Rolls will be served.
•Wednesday, Jan., 29 in Elsie, 9 a.m., Hi-Line store. Rolls will be served.
•Thursday, Jan. 30 in Venango, 11:30 a.m., Middle of Nowhere, lunch will be served (Please RSVP to 308-447-5590 by Wednesday, Jan. 29 for lunch in Venango).