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Applications for Peabody Community Foundation open

Peabody Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, is launching its 2015 grant cycle.

Peabody Community Foundation manages more than $163,000 in its endowment fund alone. Approximately $8,000 was distributed in 2014 in the form of grants to fund seventeen local projects and programs.

N.M. Patton, President of the PCF Board, expressed appreciation and enthusiasm for the fund’s gifting ability.

“The community endowment continues to grow because of local investment. We just cannot say enough about local citizens investing in Peabody’s future,” he said. “It is the honor of the PCF board to provide this service to our community.”

Applications for the 2015 grant cycle are now available for electronic submission at www.centralkansascf.org. Although electronic submissions are preferred, hard copies of the application are available from Brad Nightengale at Peabody State Bank. Completed funding requests are due on January 6, 2015.

Any group that received a grant in 2014 must have completed and returned all of the paperwork that came with the grant in order to be eligible for the 2015 cycle.

The purpose of the Foundation’s grant cycle is to promote community service and community projects and programs that focus on the enhancement of the Peabody community.

Projects and programs must be for a charitable or civic purpose. Eligible applicants must be a qualified organization that possesses a 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code, be exempt under statute (i.e. educational institution, church, a city or county), or be in formal partnership with a qualified organization for the project or program in the application.

Grants will be awarded at the Groundhog Day Pancake Feed on February 7, 2015.

Any Peabody Community Foundation board member or Chancy Gerbitz, Central Kansas Community Foundation Director can answer questions regarding the general grant cycle.

Gerbitz can be reached at centralkanscf.org or (316) 283-5474.

Last modified Oct. 16, 2014

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