Peabody Community Foundation announces 2022 grant cycle

Linsey Foth and Hope Reynolds invite support on #GivingTuesday for the work of Peabody’s Christmas Lights Committee to light up downtown during the holiday season.

The Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) invites qualified charitable organizations to submit applications to its 2022 Grant Cycle which opened Dec. 6. The deadline for grant applications is Jan. 5, 2022, with awards to be announced on Feb. 5 at PCFs Pancake Breakfast. Available funds total $11,800.

Funds for this competitive grant cycle are sourced from two of PCFs 25 funds, the Peabody Community Impact fund and the Kansas Health Foundation fund which is designated to support programs and projects that support healthy lifestyles, behaviors, and environments.

2021 PCF grants awarded through competitive grant cycles supported the work of ten Peabody area charitable causes with $10,200, including the six grants to USD 398 teachers awarded on Nov. 30 at the fifth annual #GivingTuesday event at Peabody-Burns high school. The largest 2021 grants supported the Peabody Hearts for Hart Park playground project, the Historical Society’s renovations of the print museum, and Marion County Core Community. Other grants funded emergency assistance programs, Peabody Fall Festival, and the city’s Christmas Lights.

Marcia Bloomer Sebree, Peabody Historical Society Board President, said that they used the grant to finish the work by fixing the walls, paint and repair the ceiling at the Print Museum in time for the celebration of Peabodys Sesquicentennial Celebration in July.

PCF grants are given to promote community service and community projects or programs that focus on the enhancement of Peabody and its residents. The amount of the request and type of applications will determine the number of grants and size of awards.

Grant applications are reviewed and scored by a committee made up of three Peabody citizens and two PCF board members. This committee makes recommendations to the PCF board for funding. Qualifying applicants must have a 501(c)(3) status under IRS code, be exempt under statute (i.e., educational institution, church, a city or county), or be formally linked to an organization with such designation.

More information and an application may be found online at centralkansascf.org under the apply tab.
Questions may be directed to Becky Nickel, PCF Director, at admin@peabodycommunityfoundation.org or 620-951-4022. PCF is an affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation.

Additional information is available from Becky Nickel, PCF Director, 620-951-4022.

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