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Peabody Foundation calls for grant applications

The Peabody Community Foundation invites Peabody-area charities and non-profits to apply for grants that enhance community projects and programs.

The annual grant cycle opened Dec. 7, with applications due Jan. 6. An electronic application is available on the foundation’s web page.

In February 2018, grants awarded in the annual cycle supported 11 different Peabody area charities and projects with $10,068.

The largest grant, $4,000, was awarded to Peabody Hearts for Hart Park to repair and paint playground equipment at the city’s Gladys Hart Park.

Additional grants were awarded to Marion County Families and Communities Together Inc. for emergency assistance to families; Peabody Township Library for blinds; The Hub to replace electronics; Boys Scouts for camp scholarships and uniforms; Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank; Court-Appointed Special Advocates; Circles of Marion County; and several programs at USD 398.

In addition to the annual grant cycle, PCF recently awarded $1931to eight USD 398 projects at the #GivingTuesday program Nov. 27.

PCF, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, exists to provide resources for a broad range of charitable needs in the Peabody area. The amount of grant requests and type of applications received will determine the number of grants and size of awards. Grants are available from two funds, the Peabody Endowment Fund, and Kansas Health Fund.

Applications for KHF must be for projects related to health.

Qualified applicants must possess a 501(c)(3) status under the IRS code, be exempt under this statute, or be formally linked to an organization with this designation.

Grant awards will be announced at Pancake Day at the Peabody Senior Citizens’ Center, Feb. 2. Representatives of organizations submitting applications are encouraged to attend.

Questions can be directed to Becky Nickel, PCF director, at admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org or (620) 951-4022.

Last modified Dec. 13, 2018

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