Almost 100 Years of Ellsworth School History
Ellsworth Jr./Sr. High School has one of the most complete collections of printed history of the school in the area. The community foundation granted USD 327 funding to purchase a fireproof cabinet to keep these archives in.
Scholarship Recipients AnnouncedJuly 21, 2021
ELLSWORTH, Kan.— The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation has awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year.
Community foundation accepting applications for fall grantsJuly 16, 2021
ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
This year, over $100,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellsworth County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Monday, November 1, 202111/01/2021 11/01/2021 Scholarships Open Scholarships Open Online
- Saturday, January 15, 202201/15/2022 01/15/2022 Spring Grants Open Spring Grants Open Online
Spring Grants Open
- Tuesday, February 15, 202202/15/2022 02/15/2022 Scholarships Due Scholarships Due Online
- Tuesday, March 15, 202203/15/2022 03/15/2022 Spring Grants Due Spring Grants Due Online
Spring Grants Due
Town of Kanopolis
The Kansas Strategic Group’s goal is to help beautify and clean up the town of Kanopolis. With a grant from the community foundation, the group was able to repair, paint and install a new door to the building so it can continue to be utilized by community organizations.
Feeding the Children
Feeding the Children of Central Kansas was so lucky to be able to help a college student. Not only did she learn with her work experience in her planned career but our program benefited by having another staff person able to supervise volunteers of all ages.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Immanuel Lutheran church has been actively doing outreach into the community. We were limited somewhat by Covid 19 but alot of our activities happened before March. It was decided that the money set-aside for quilt making and bierock bake-off would go directly to the Wilson/Dorrance Food Bank where there was great need with the pandemic.