Regardless of how you’re connected to Peabody, you know the benefits of a small community, such as riding a bike or walking around town, enjoying the local parks, and knowing business owners and your neighbors by name. You understand that a smaller school district like ours offers more accessible teachers and greater opportunity to develop leadership skills. You may also be aware that small towns such as Peabody have a hard time meeting their financial needs.
Forward-thinking citizens established Peabody Community Foundation (PCF) in 2000 to assist in providing resources for a broad range of existing and future charitable needs in our community. By the end of 2020, the 21 funds held by PCF totaled $941,384.
From endowed funds, PCF grants over $40,000 are made each year to community service and community projects/programs for charitable purpose in three ways:
- Our competitive grant cycle has, in the past five years, awarded over $62,250 to programs and projects such as the Senior Center, township library, emergency assistance through the food bank and Marion County FACT, and other institutions and programs that Peabody citizens hold dear. Disbursements are made from the PCF Endowment and the Kansas Health Foundation fund for competitive grants.
- PCF also holds five scholarship funds which have awarded over $10,550 in the past five years.
- Several organizations in our community, The Hub, Partners of Peabody Parks, Township Library, Senior Center and Historical Society, Catlin Community Cemetery, have their own endowed funds with PCF from which annual disbursements are made at the discretion of the organization’s leadership.
Whether you are a citizen, a friend, or a high school alum who benefited from living in Peabody and carried those values elsewhere, consider supporting Peabody Community Foundation.
I believe that the world needs more people who grew up in small towns.
– NM Patton, PCF Founding Board Member
Advisory Board of Directors
Jacob (Gene) Schmill*
Use the following link to make an online donation.
CKCF encourages grant recipients to share the Peabody Community Foundation logo on any public event materials. This logo can be used on your organization’s website, social media accounts or event printed materials. Download a JPG image of the logo below.
Contact the Peabody Community Foundation
Becky Nickel, PCF Director
PO Box 18
Peabody, KS 66866