Perham Area Foundation

Your Investment in Tomorrow
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A Community Foundation

Serving the Perham Area 

We at Perham Area Foundation believe that people working together can make a positive difference for individuals and for our community as a whole. We operate with a long-term impact mindset, so the gifts we receive are invested for growth to make an impact well into the future. We provide support to community initiatives in the form of grant-making, scholarships, and funding of critical needs.

Our Advisory Board Members

Rich Doll


Alan Krueger

Vice President

Rachel Lustila


Robb Moser


Brenda Thompson


Butch Burns


Ken Krajsa


Trevor Semann


What we Offer

Our Benefits


Gifts can continue to provide community support over a period of years.


One gift may benefit numerous organizations or activities. 

Tax Benefits

Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service codes.


A fund may be established in the name of a family, friend, or organization with assurance that the proceeds will benefit the community well beyond the donor’s lifetime.



A well-established, ongoing foundation using professional investment counselors assures sound management of gifts.

What Drives Us

Our mission is to improve the quality of life in and around the community of Perham.

Supporting Students

As education costs continue to rise, Perham Area Foundation is proud to give back to Perham High School seniors. We offer two scholarship opportunities each year, which we award anonymously to local students. 

Scholarship Opportunities


Perham Area Foundation Scholarship

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to Perham High School Seniors. 


Deloris Barnack Kenner Scholarship

Two $2,000 scholarships awarded to Perham High School Seniors in memory of Deloris Barnack Kenner. 

Supporting area projects

Featured Grants

Wardale Dog Park

Using funds gifted by the Wardale Estate, Perham Rotary Club spearheaded the creation of the Wardale Dog Park located within Arvig Park in Perham. Dogs are able to explore the fenced-in area made just for them. 

Waves of Discovery

Located on the east side of Photo Magic, the mural was created with a medium of carved concrete and includes elements of agates, fossils-fused glass, and mosaics. Designed to encourage interaction among viewers, there are over 50 items hidden among the panels of the mural to seek and find.

Tuffy's Stadium at Al Krueger Field

The community rallied together to replace the grandstands at Al Krueger Field. Perham Area Foundation was proud to contribute funds to the project. 

Invest in the Future

Contribution Opportunities

Donations May include:

  • Cash Gifts
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Personal Property

Deferred Gifts:

  • Bequests
  • Life Insurance
  • Trusts with Charitable Provisions

Special Purpose Gifts:

  • Memorial in Honor of Deceased Person
  • A Gift to Honor a Living Person
  • A Gift to Commemorate a Special Occasion

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