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
What we Offer
Gifts can continue to provide community support over a period of years.
One gift may benefit numerous organizations or activities.
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.
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.
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
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
Donations May include:
- Cash Gifts
- Real Estate
- Personal Property
- 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