The Peabody Community Fund once again is offering grants to local groups or individuals interested in projects that will enhance the Peabody community.
Last year many well written grant applications were received. Winners were the Boy Scout troop, Peabody Main Street Association, and Sorosis Beta. The local community fund would like to encourage local charitable groups to apply.
The expected amount of the grant is $300. Applications may be picked up from USD #398 central office, Peabody State Bank, Peabody Hardware and Lumber, or Peabody city office. Applications are due to USD #398 central office no later than Jan. 16, 2009.
Peabody Community Foundation has slowly been growing during the past few years with this year being the best year of all. The fund has grown since its original earnings with additional financial support from the community during the years.
The Peabody Community Fund again will host an annual fundraiser in February with a Ground Hog Day pancake feed.
Peabody Community Fund was founded to promote and improve the community. Set up as a non-profit organization, the foundation provides a place for financial contributions to the community for the purpose of enhancing and maintaining Peabody. This vision is alive and growing. Everyone can be a part of this with support and contributions.
Members of this year’s board of directors are Lynn Berns, Mary Avery, Ross Baker, Sharlene Brooks, John Carroll, Michele Gossen, N. M. Patton, Barry Peter, and Mark Whitney.
If you have any questions about the foundation or grants, please contact any of the board members for more information.