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Community foundation offers grant opportunities

Peabody Community Foundation is again offering grants for local groups or individuals interested in proposing projects that will enhance the Peabody community.

Successful applicants in 2009 were Peabody Senior Center and Peabody Township Library.

The local community fund encourages local charitable groups to apply. The anticipated amount of each grant is $300.

Applications may be picked up at USD 398 central office, Peabody State Bank, and Peabody City Office.

Applications are due to the central office no later than Jan. 15.

Peabody Community Foundation has been steadily growing the past few years. The fund has increased to more than $100,000 and continues to grow through earnings and donations.

Peabody Community Fund will host its annual fundraiser, the Ground Hog Day pancake feed, in February.

The foundation was founded to promote and enhance Peabody and was set up as a non-profit organization that could provide a place for donors to make charitable contributions to the community to meet that goal.

At this time, the total amount to be given as community grants is not known, but it is expected to be more than $1,000. An additional $3,000 will be available to those organizations that have met the endowment requirements of the foundation.

Members of this year’s board of directors are Mary Avery, Ross Baker, Lynn Berns, Sharlene Brooks, John Carroll, N.M. Patton, Barry Peter, and Lewis Unruh, with Chuck Good serving as treasurer.

For more information, contact any board member.

Last modified Nov. 18, 2009

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