Board of Directors

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is operated by an all-volunteer board of 9-15 members from Ellsworth County. Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for communities in Ellsworth County are what drives the Community Foundation.

Theresa Staudinger, Chairman
Lisa Parsons, Secretary
Melinda Boeken
Bill Evans
Roger Pearson
Don Siemsen
Rita Whitmer
Sharon Folk
Judy Gebhardt

Recent News

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Offering Community Clean-up Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Clean-up Grants. Applicants could receive up to $10,000 for a community clean-up project within the Hansen service area. Grants are designed to assist with efforts to beautify communities for current residents and to help with recruitment of new residents; to eliminate the financial barrier to clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental; and to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism. Grants can be used for: equipment rental, dumpster rental, landfill fees, paint or other consumable supplies, and for support of volunteers. Grants are not intended[...]

Quarterly Statement Flier & Dashboard available

SMHC's Quarterly Statement Flier & Dashboard are now available online! 7/1/17 SHCF Statement Flier 7/1/17 SHCF Dashboard[...]