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Community foundation awards over $89,000 in fall grants

Community foundation awards over $89,000 in fall grants ELLSWORTH, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded over $89,000 to nine projects throughout Ellsworth County. The following organizations received funding: Wilson Community Foundation Inc., $23,364 to replace playground equipment. Ellsworth Fire Department, $20,000 to improve lockers. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, $15,900 […]

Let’s Make A Match

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 Charitable Foundation, […]

Community foundation awards scholarships

Community foundation awards scholarships ELLSWORTH, Kan.— The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation has awarded over $16,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Caryle Jean Bender Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and graduates of Ellsworth High School. Jordyn Coonrod, Ellsworth, Hayden Rogers, Ellsworth, and Hannah Wilson, Ellsworth all received […]

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

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 Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Last fall, the Kanopolis Strategic Doing group identified the need to repair and paint an old Quonset as well as replace the large garage door to the […]

Community foundation awards over $59,000 in spring grants

Community foundation awards over $59,000 in spring grants ELLSWORTH, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded over $59,000 to 14 projects throughout Ellsworth County. The following organizations received funding: Wilson Heritage Museum – Past & Present Inc., $10,458 for a handicapped accesible ramp. Paul Aylward American Legion Post 174, $8,036 […]