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Community foundation announces fall grant recipients

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018


The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded $36,455 during its fall grant cycle. Projects were funded through the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Ellsworth County Fair Association, $9,386 to help purchase and install a storage shed to house its growing inventory.
  • Kanopolis Sunflower Civic Club, $8,000 to purchase 15 pole-mount snowflakes to decorate the main streets of Kanopolis for Christmas.
  • Lang Memorial Library, Wilson, $4,813 for an outdoor sign with a changeable message board.
  • Ellsworth County Historical Society, $4,200 for supplies to preserve, catalog and index thousands of photographs and documents in its archival collection.
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, $3,400 for multiple service projects to benefit physical and spiritual well-being of the community.
  • City of Kanoplis, $3,053 for the purchase and installation of an adult/toddler Expression Swing for Kanopolis City Park.
  • USD 327, $1,974 to purchase an AED for the community’s recreation center.
  • City of Kanoplis, $1,629 to remodel the library’s youth room with new equipment and furniture.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens January 15, with applications due March 15, 2019. For more information, please visit