Founding Donors

We are forever grateful for the support of these generous donors who heard the story and believed in the vision of the Smith County Community Foundation.  Families and local businesses came together to support the vision of the Community Foundation before it even existed.

Individuals & Families
Julia R. Abbott & Family
Joe & Arloa Barnes
Roger L. & Pamela R. Barta
Leona, Joe & Darla Conaway
Demetre & Debra Evangelidis
Gary & Brenda Frieling
Eugene Kirchhoff and Brad & Karen Cole
Linton C. Lull
Murray D. & Connie J. Lull
Neola S. Matson
Randy & Shirley Merritt
Maxine Meyer
Joan Nech
John & Joan Overmiller
Curtis & Martha Peterson
Duane & Hazel Petty
Burke & Kim Phelps
Ernest A. & Barbara J. Schlatter
Jim & Marianne Schlatter
R.G. & Eda Jean Sheppard
John & Laura Zabel
Business Entities
Central Plains Co-op
Computer Solutions, Inc.- Galen & Judy Lambert
First National Bank of Smith Center
Frieling Grain Co., Inc.
Midway Coop, Inc.
Peterson Industries, Inc.
The Peoples Bank
The Employees of The Peoples Bank
Wiens Harvesting- Donald E. & Doris A. Wiens 

Recent News

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

Community foundation accepting spring grant applicationsSMITH CENTER, Kan.—The Smith County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Thursday, April 15, 2021. Last spring, the West Smith County Recreation Commission identified a need for scoreboards at both the gymnasium and football field for Thunder Ridge High School to be replaced. Thanks to a grant from the community foundation, the project was able to be fully funded and both scoreboards were replaced as a result of grant generosity. “The new scoreboards have already generated a good deal of positive response from the student athletes and community members both[...]

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,[...]