Match Month raises over $200,000 for area nonprofits
The Smoky Hills Community Foundation is excited to announce that with the match from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, our community raised $209,724.98!
Learn more about the donation totals and how your gift will impact our community forever!
Community Foundation exceeds October Match Month goalNovember 14, 2022
ELLSWORTH, Kan.— In October, the Smoky Hills Community Foundation had an opportunity to receive matching funds from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation during what is considered ‘Match Month’.
Smoky Hills Community Foundation scholarships now availableNovember 8, 2022
ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year. The following four scholarship funds are available to students:
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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.