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Applications for grants due Jan. 7

Applications for grants to support community services and projects in the Peabody area are being accepted through Jan. 7.

Peabody Community Foundation approved grants totaling $10,864 for 10 charities and projects in 2017.

The biggest, a $3,619 grant, provided an automatic front door for Peabody’s senior center.

“People are thrilled to death,” nutrition site manager LuAnn Bowlin said. “We nicknamed it Sally’s door because Sally Matz suggested we get it.”

Five grants totaling $4,145 went to programs at Peabody-Burns school district. Other grants went to Peabody Township Library, the City of Peabody, Marion County Families and Communities Together, and a local Boy Scout troop.

Money comes from Peabody Endowment Fund and, for health projects, from Kansas Health Fund.

Applicants must be tax-exempt non-profit groups under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code or formally linked to an organization that is.

Winners will be announced Feb. 3 during Pancake Day at the senior center.

Applications are available at centralkansascf.org/non-profit-organizations/grant-list/.

Additional information is available at (620) 951-4022 or admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org.

Last modified Dec. 7, 2017

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