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

North Oak Creek Cemetery Fund

Recent News

Smith County Community Foundation scholarships available

SMITH CENTER, Kan.—The Smith County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Two Scholarships are available.   Kelling-Tomlinson Scholarship, Two $1,000 renewable scholarships will be awarded to: (1) a student who will attend a 4-year college or university (renewable for up to 4 years), and (2) a student that will attend a vocational educational or technical school (renewable for up to 2 years).   All scholarship applications must be submitted through the foundation’s online scholarship portal by February 15, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded by mid-April. The application portal and scholarship guidelines can be found at www.smithcountycommunityfoundation.org/scholarships. For more information,[...]

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

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[...]