Did you know that each year the Apex Festival Commission awards thousands of dollars in grants to community organizations? In the last 15 years more than $350,000 was granted to groups and organizations that give back to the community.
The grants are funded from PeakFest each year. Applications are typically made available to the public in January of each year. However with the quick turnaround from last September the grant application is now live with a due date of May 23rd. Grant winners will be announced June 10.
The Festival Commission awards grants based to local non-profit and civic groups who apply during the open application period. In the past, groups as varied as the Apex Historical Society, Apex Police Youth Enrichment Camp, Kraft YMCA and Peak Labs Rescue received grants from the Apex Festival Commission. In addition to individual community organizations, the Commission also supports community initiatives such as the Rogers Family Skate Park that serves the youth in Apex and the Apex Service Memorial that honors military service members, first responders and commemorates 9/11.
The Apex Festival Commission is proud to give back to the community and looks forward to continuing the tradition this year. In addition to PeakFest, which itself is a significant accomplishment, the ability to give grants to the community is a great source of fulfillment for the members of the Commission.