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Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in October

ELLSWORTH, Kan.—Ellsworth County could earn additional dollars for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift matching campaign.

In October, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Smoky Hills Community Fund at the Smoky Hills Community Foundation, up to $50,000. The Smoky Hills Community Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund that supports projects and programs focused on improving quality of life in Ellsworth County. New this year, the Hansen Foundation will also increase the additional match – up to $45,000 for a permanent operating endowment and up to $5,000 for immediate administrative needs. That means that community foundations that raise the full $50,000 for the permanent grant fund will receive a 200% match!

All donations are tax-deductible. Gifts can be mailed to Smoky Hills Community Foundation, P.O. Box 265, Ellsworth, KS 67439. Donations must be received by October 31. For online donations head over to

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