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Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

SMITH CENTER, Kan.—The Smith County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open September 15 are due Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Last fall, the Smith County Community Foundation awarded funds to purchase new flags as well as upgrading to spinning flag poles downtown for special events and holidays.

“Without the grant we would not have been able to replace the 46 poles, 20 American flags and the 10 welcome flags for our community and guests to enjoy over many more years. These flags remind us of our freedom, patriotism for our City, State and Nation,” said grantee Diane Peterson. “As a community we like to take pride in our appearance and with the new flags and poles we have accomplished this.”

This year, over $80,000 in grants is available to charitable projects in Smith County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Projects and programs that improve the quality of life for Smith County residents.
  • Projects and programs that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.
  • Projects and programs that support the public health of Smith County.

Funding for the fall grant cycle is provided by the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Smith County Action Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smith County and the Health Needs of Smith County Fund. Grants are limited to communities in Smith County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on November 15. Complete funding criteria and the grant application are available at http://smithcountycommunityfoundation.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/ .