News Release

Smoky Hills Community Foundation accepting grant applications

ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Tuesday, March 15, 2023.

This year over $50,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellsworth County. Grants will be awarded from the following funds:

  • Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Smoky Hills Community Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Ellsworth County residents.

Grants are limited to communities in Ellsworth County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. 501(c)(3) 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 March 15. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at