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Smith CountyAction Fund
The Foundation's Smith County Action Fund accepts applications once a year, from February through April. Specific dates are announced annually through a press release in the local newspapers and on our website. Applications received outside of the grant cycle are not accepted.
The applications are open to a variety of different issues and target populations. However, successful applications are those that will help fulfill the Foundation's mission to improve the quality of life for Smith County. All individuals, groups, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply. For-profit organizations will not be considered unless the request is for a charitable project. Grants will be limited to projects within Smith County.
All applicants will need to fill out a grant application form, and all applications will be considered by the Board according to the Foundation's grant guidelines (see below).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joan Nech at 785-476-7538, or email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in making Smith County a better place to live!
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Applications for the Smith County Action Fund are sought once a year from the general public. Traditionally, grants from this unrestricted fund are open to a variety of issues and target populations and the Board has the power to decide how the grants will be distributed. Grants may be made to charitable organizations (501(c)3 designation), or to individuals, groups, or others that are requesting funding for a charitable project. All applications should benefit the greater good of the population or the community, and are restricted to Smith County.
When reviewing applications for grants from the Smith County Action Fund, the following will be considered:
What type of support is being requested?
The board can choose to grant to any of the above type of requests. However, preference will be given to grants that fall into the following types of support: project, seed money, or capacity building. It is very unlikely that the Foundation will support an Endowment project unless it was for a specific initiative that supported the greater good of Smith County.
What opportunities are there to fund?
The Foundation also considers grants that support a variety of funding opportunities including projects or programs that support:
Is the program or project sustainable?
The Foundation will also consider if the program, project, or organization for which funding is requested is sustainable. Will the initiative continue after Foundation support ends? Do they have other ways of funding?
Is this a new grant request?
Although the review committee will consider a request for funding that is the same or similar previously approved grant, preference will be given to new and innovative grant requests.
The Foundation will NOT consider grants to the following:
Please pay special attention to the directions on the grant applications listed under “Request for Funds,” for your application to be considered. Any incomplete, incorrect or late applications will not be considered.
The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) Fund for Smith County and the Health Needs for Smith County Fund are results from the Kansas Health Foundation's second chapter of the Giving Resources to our World (GROW II) match grant challenge. Grants from this fund support the public health of Smith County. Public Health is defined as the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of individuals and their communities through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.
Applications are accepted once a year in the fall. Specific dates are announced annually through a press release in the local newspapers and our website. Applications are not accepted outside of the grant cycle.
KHF Fund for Smith County/Health Needs for Smith County Application & Budget page (PDF)
Organizational Fund Grant Requests
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