Peabody foundation 2016 grant cycle has Jan. 11 deadline

Peabody Community Foundation, an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, is launching its 2016 grant cycle.

PCF manages more than $158,000 in its impact fund alone. In the past two years, 28 local projects/programs have been awarded through the PCF granting cycle totaling more than $26,000.

Brad Nightengale, president of the PCF board, expressed gratitude for past donors and board members for their financial and time commitment.

?It is only through the combined efforts of their giving and service that this board has the tremendous privilege of providing these grants to benefit our community,? he said.

Applications for the 2016 grant cycle will be available for electronic submission beginning Dec. 14 at All applications must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m., Jan. 11.

The purpose of the grant cycle is to promote community service and programs that focus on enhancing the Peabody community. Projects and programs must be for a charitable or civic purpose. Qualified applicants must possess a 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service code, be exempt under statute?for example, educational institution, church, a city or county?or be formally linked to an organization with such designation.

Grants will be awarded at the Groundhog Day Pancake Feed Feb. 6.

Chancy Gerbitz, CKCF Program Director, or any PCF Board Member is available to answer questions regarding the general grant cycle.

People interested in donating to the PCF send checks to Peabody Com?munity Foundation Endow?ment Fund, c/o Central Kansas Community Foun?dation, 301 N. Main, Suite 200, Newton, KS 67114.

For more information, contact Angie Tatro, CKCF executive director at 316-283-5474 or angie@centralkan?; or contact Brad Nightengale at 620-983-2181,

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