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Foundation Funds

Endowed funds produce charitable income every year and help donors create a legacy of giving.

Click on the different fund types to learn more about each type and which funds are held at the Foundation.

Supports foundation operations.

  • Smoky Hills Administrative Fund

Provides annual support for specific charities selected by the donor.

  • Delmar Kohls Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Ellsworth County Medical Center Endowed Fund
  • Eugene Malir Designated Fund
  • Geneseo Public Library Fund
  • Gladys M. Wagner Memorial Designated Fund
  • Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for Smoky Hills
  • Miss Czech Slovak Kansas Pageant Designated Fund

Enables donors to recommend grants to the charitable organizations or programs of their choice.

  • Helen & Will Shanelec Fund
  • Randy V. & Judy S. Mills

Enables donors to support a designated cause or geographic area. (e.g. the arts, a specific community, etc.)

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund
  • Joyce Nagel Health, Education & Recreation Fund
  • Smoky Hills Healthy Living Fund
  • USD 112 Central Plains Fund
  • USD 327 Student Benefit Fund
  • Wilson Forever Fund

Current Funds for the Future

  • Larry* & Sara Soukup
  • Dorothy Bettenbrock Thomas
  • Frank & Judy Toman Fund

* denotes deceased donor

Provides annual income for nonprofit organizations in support of their charitable work.

  • Ellsworth County Cancer Fund
  • Ellsworth Childcare & Learning Center Fund
  • Ellsworth County Historical Society Fund
  • Ellsworth Senior Center Fund
  • J. H. Robbins Memorial Library Fund
  • St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Holyrood KS Endowment Fund

Scholarship Funds support student education and impact our future leaders.

We offer two different scholarship fund options for donors based on their interest and budget. Designated Scholarship Funds partner with schools and other nonprofits to facilitate the process, whereas the Community Foundation manages the process, start to finish for Traditional Scholarship Funds.

Scholarship Fund Fact Sheet

Current Scholarship Funds- Designated

  • Caryle Jean Bender Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund
  • Charles & Velma Westerman Scholarship Designated Fund
  • Dawn L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund
  • Delmar Kohls Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Jack R. Janousek Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund
  • Lila Jean (Warta) Young Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund

Current Scholarship Funds- Traditional

  • Eleanor Hunter Scholarship Fund
  • Fran Malir Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Geraldine L. Anschutz Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Mary Hanzlicek Memorial Scholarship Fund

Supports foundations community grantmaking.

  • Smoky Hills Community Fund