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Community foundation awards over $59,000 in spring grants

Community foundation awards over $59,000 in spring grants ELLSWORTH, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded over $59,000 to 14 projects throughout Ellsworth County. The following organizations received funding: Wilson Heritage Museum – Past & Present Inc., $10,458 for a handicapped accesible ramp. Paul Aylward American Legion Post 174, $8,036 […]

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Sunday, March 15, 2020. Last spring, the charitable foundation awarded the Wilson Community Foundation with funding to continue the multi-phase Wilson Czech Tourism Hub project. The first phase included the creation […]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible […]

7 Ways to Give Back & Help Our Community

The start of a new year (and a new decade) is upon us! This is a great time to get inspired and set new goals. Perhaps one of those goals will focus on getting more involved the community or finding new nways to give back. As you dream big and make plans for 2020, consider […]

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation scholarships available

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation scholarships available ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This year, over $18,000 is available to Ellsworth County students through the foundation’s nine scholarship funds: Caryle Jean Bender Memorial Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors from Ellsworth High School or college freshman […]