Board of Directors

The Smith County Community Foundation is operated by an all volunteer board of 9-15 members from Smith County.  Their dedication, knowledge, and passion for communities in Smith County are what drive the Foundation.

Joan Nech, Volunteer Executive Director (former board member)

Todd Slavik, Chairperson
Art Befort, Vice-Chairperson
Amber Conaway
Afftin Hommon
Nancy Horning
Raegan Kirchhoff
Steve Kuhlman
Kaden Roush

Recent News

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

The Smith County Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Thursday, November 15, 2018. Over $45,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Smith County through the following funds: Health Needs for Smith County Fund – available for projects and programs that protect and promote the health and well-being of Smith County residents. 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. Grants are limited to communities in Smith County and will be awarded[...]

SCCF awards over $86,000 in spring grants

  The Smith County Community Foundation awarded over $86,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Smith County Action Fund. Recipients include: St. John Lutheran Church, Athol, $21,501 to create handicap accessible restrooms at the church. USD 237, $11,362 to purchase nine computer workstations loaded with Chief Architect Design Software to enhance the wood technology class curriculum. City of Gaylord/Gaylord Volunteer Fire Department, $10,000 for to purchase complete sets of personal protective equipment for all thirteen of its department members. Thunder Ridge, $8,520 to purchase 40 new iPads[...]