Designated Funds

A Designated Fund is a restricted, endowed fund held by the Foundation in which the donor specifies fund beneficiaries at the time the fund is established. The designated fund is invested for long-term growth and distributes annual grants to those charities named by the donor. Designated funds offer a simple way to support your favorite charities in perpetuity. Grants can be made in your name, or in anonymity.

The Dispatch Christian Reformed Church (supports student scholarships administered by the church)

Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for Smith County  (This fund was established with matching dollars from the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It will provide an annual gift to the Smith County Administrative Fund to allow the Foundation to continue its charitable efforts in Smith County)

Kensington Lions Club Fund for Kensington Senior Community Center

Josias & Elsie Lambert Fund (supports missions and/or Christian workers through the Thornburg Church, Smith Center)

Lebanon Community Center Fund

Recent News

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

The Smith County Community Foundation is accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 15 and are due Monday, April 15, 2019. Over $50,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Smith County through 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.Smith County Action Fund – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Smith County residents. Grants are limited to communities in Smith County and will be awarded through a competitive application[...]

Smith County Community Foundation awards $50,000 in fall grants

  The Smith County Community Foundation recently awarded over $50,000 to area organizations during its fall grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Smith County Action Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smith County and the Health Needs for Smith County Fund. Recipients include: USD 237, $10,000 to purchase Chromebooks for Smith Center Elementary. Smith County Child Development Center Inc., $7,000 for construction grade drawings for the new facility construction project. Kensington Lion's Club, $7,000 to purchase a vision screener to screen students in the county schools and preschools for vision problems. Smith County[...]