Field of Interest Funds

Field of Interest Funds allow donors to designate a specific cause or geographic area for grant making without having to name a specific organization. Grants are made through an application process administered by the Foundation and/or with a special advisory group with expertise in the field of interest.

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Grant Fund*
This fund was established by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation to fund grants in Smith County that address community beautification, education, environment, health & human service and inter-generational projects/programs.

Health Needs of Smith County Fund
This is a public health fund formed as a result of participating in the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. Like the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smith County, it promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Ottawa County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smith County
This fund was established with matching dollars from the  Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It serves the same purpose of the  Health Needs of Smith County Fund and promotes the health and well-being of individuals  and communities in Smith County through encouragement of healthy lifestyles,  behaviors and environments.

*Pass-through non-endowed fund.

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[...]