Peabody Foundation activates community relief fund

Donors in Peabody have committed over $5000 to the Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) Community Relief Fund in support of the COVID-19 relief efforts. As a result of incoming donations and anticipated needs, the PCF board took action to open The Peabody Community Relief Fund.
I was contacted two weeks ago by a supporter of PCF wondering what we were going to do in the face of economic hardship brought on by the pandemic,” said Becky Nickel, PCF Director. “The board took action so that funds can be granted locally.”
The Peabody Community Relief Fund is not a traditional endowment, but rather a pass-through fund. This type of fund maintains liquidity and allows the PCF review committee to mobilize grants to charities very quickly.
As needs emerge, charitable organizations and other tax-exempt entities can apply for funding through a simplified grant application, available on the CKCF website, Requests from Peabody will be reviewed by a grant review committee composed of three Peabody residents and two PCF board members.
Donors who wish to respond to community needs may visit to contribute to the fund.
PCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) charitable organization accepting donations for charities and other qualifying organizations in a six-county region.
Further information is available at under the COVID-19 tab.

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