Perham Area Foundation

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Perham Area Foundation Grant

The mission of the grant program of the Perham Area Foundation is to provide financial support on projects which will improve the quality of life in and around the community of Perham, Minnesota. The grant program will assist in the funding of selected activities which promote quality arts, charitable, civic, community development, educational, environmental, and health programs in the Perham area.

The Perham Fund operates under the umbrella of the West Central Initiative. It receives donations from individuals, families, businesses, units of government, and charitable organizations. These funds are invested and managed by the West Central Initiative, and a portion of the investments are made available each year through this grant application process to respond to community needs and aspirations.

Application Information

Eligible Organizations: The proposal must be submitted by an organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, by a unit of government, or by a public agency. Other types of organizations must apply though an eligible organization willing to take responsibility for the project. 

Eligibility Restrictions: The policies of WCI prohibit making grants directly to individuals. In addition, there are a number of activities which are generally excluded from consideration due to WCI’s policies or legal constraints. These include: 

  • Lobbying or Political Activities
  • Projects Related to Religion or Spiritual Development
  • Funding of Past Operating Deficits
  • Funding of Capital Debt Retirement
  • Funding for Endowment Purposes

The Perham Area Foundation’s Advisory Committee may also have established specific policies or precedents which could apply in determining eligibility of any particular project. 

Length of Funding Commitments: The Perham Area Foundation will generally make commitments for funding projects for no more than a single year at a time. Programs generally will be limited to receiving funding once per year. 

Application Procedures

Applicants should complete the application form below and submit it with the required attachments. Applications should be submitted online with the form below or by emailing it to info@perhamareafoundation.com. Paper and handwritten applications will not be accepted. 

If you prefer to email a document, please use this fillable PDF grant application

Required Attachments: 

  1. If your organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please submit a copy of your letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing your 501(c)(3) status. 
  2. If you are requesting more than $500, please also submit a copy of the Project Budget Form.  

 

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  • Please list the governing board members of your organization.
  • If your organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please submit a copy of your letter from the Internal Revenue Service recognizing your 501(c)(3) status.
  • For projects requesting over $500, please also submit a copy of the Project Budget Form. Find the form link in the description above.
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