News Release

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Thursday, September 15, 2022.

This year, over $120,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellsworth County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Projects that improve the quality of life for Ellsworth County residents.
  • Projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Projects that support public health programs that support and encourage healthy living across Ellsworth County.

Funding for the fall grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Smoky Hills Community Fund, and the Kansas Health Foundation Fund.

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

For more information, contact Deneen Urbanek, Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation Coordinator, at 785-810-1232.