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Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Over $75,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellsworth County. Grants will be awarded from the following funds:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Kansas Health Foundation Fund and Smoky Hills Healthy Living Fund – support public health programs that support and encourage healthy living across Ellsworth County.
  • Smoky Hills Community Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Ellsworth County residents.

Grants are limited to communities in Ellsworth County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on September 15. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at http://smokyhillscf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/.

During its spring grant cycle, the community foundation awarded over $103,000 to 16 different charitable projects across Ellsworth County.