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Smith County Community Foundation awards spring grants

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The Smith County Community Foundation awarded $42,500 to 14 charitable projects throughout the county during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.

Recipients include:

·         City of Lebanon, $10,000 to purchase an emergency stand-by generator for the community center.

·         St. Mary’s Catholic Church, $5,000 for kitchen and bathroom updates to the parish hall.

·         SunPorch of Smith County, $4,400 to purchase hair salon equipment and vacuums for the facility.

·         Gaylord Housing Authority, $3,750 to help with window replacements for two family apartments.

·         City of Lebanon, $3,000 to update flooring in the community library.

·         USD 110, $3,000 for an annual city-wide cleanup initiated by students in Kensington.

·         American Lutheran Church, $2,878 to complete renovations to the parish hall.

·         City of Kensington, $2,300 to install two RV electrical hookups at the roadside park.

·         USD 110, $2,047 for a projector and sound system for the middle school cafeteria.

·         Smith County, $2,000 for “Stop the Bleed” kids to train school staff and community members on how respond to bleeding emergencies.

·         USD 237, $2,000 to purchase additional makerspace items for Smith Center Elementary classrooms.

·         City of Kensington, $930 for heavy-duty, all-weather benches on Main Street.

·         USD 110, $854 for art supplies for mosaic and batik projects.

·         USD 110, $341 for new indoor recess equipment for K-3 students.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open on September 15, with applications due November 15, 2019. For more information, visit