Peabody Community Foundation opens grant application cycle for 2018

The Peabody Commun­ity Foundation opened the 2018 Grant Cycle on Dec. 4, with grant applications due Jan. 7, 2018.

PCF grants supported 10 Peabody area charities or projects with $10,864 in 2017.

Hundreds of Peabody citizens continue to benefit from the installation of an ADA compliant automatic front door at the Senior Citizens Center. The biggest grant of 2017, $3,619, supported that.

“All the comments I hear have been very positive,” said LuAnn Bowlin, nutrition site manager at the center. “People are thrilled to death. We nick-named it Sallys Door because Sally Matz suggested we get it.”

Five programs for USD 398 were funded for a total of $4,145. Other grants were awarded to the local Boys Scout Troupe, Peabody Township Library, the city and Marion County Families and Communities Together.

The purpose of PCF grants is to promote community service and community projects or programs that focus on the enhancement of Peabody and its residents, according to the PCF board.

The amount of the request and type of applications will determine the number of grants and size of awards.

Grants are available from two funds, the Peabody Endowment Fund and the Kansas Health Fund. Applications for the latter fund 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—for example, an educational institution, church, city or county—or be formally linked to an organization with this designation.

More information and an application may be found at centralkansascf.org under the “Apply” tab. Recipients will be announced at Pan­cake Day at the Peabody Senior Citizens Center, Feb. 3.

Representatives of all organizations that submit grant proposals are encouraged to attend this event.

Questions may be directed to Becky Nickel, PCF Administrative Assis­tant, at admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org or 620-951-4022. PCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation.