About Grants

At Smith County Community Foundation, we carry out our mission of improving life in Smith County by investing in the vision, passion and expertise of local nonprofits. Since 2008, we have granted over $859,000 to charitable projects that strengthen our communities.

The Community Foundation distributes grants each year for projects & programs through:

COMPETITIVE GRANTS

Smith County Community Foundation awards
competitive grants each year. We welcome
your interest in these opportunities!

DONOR ADVISED & DESIGNATED FUNDS

Many of our grants are recommended by donors through their donor advised funds. Donors may recommend annual grants to a nonprofit, according to their current charitable interests. Donors with strong ties to a particular organization often establish a designated fund for its benefit. Neither donor advised nor designated funds accept applications as their grants are donor directed.

RECENT GRANT RECIPIENTS

Check out our news feed on our home page or Facebook to read about our most recent grant recipients.