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Community foundation announces fall grant recipients

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $23,000 to 12 area organizations during its fall grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Heritage Fund, Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley and Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Svensk Hyllningsfest, Inc., $3,000 to support marching bands participating in the 2019 Svensk Hyllningsfest Parade.
  • Lindsborg Community Hospital, $3,000 to purchase women’s health equipment and software for the physical therapy department.
  • City of Marquette, $2,966 to purchase needed items to provide a safe and functional space for a variety of community arts and crafts classes.
  • Bethany Home Association, $2,500 to expand the facility’s security monitoring system.
  • Lindsborg Senior Center, $2,392 to re-surface two existing pool tables and purchase an additional eight-foot pool table.
  • USD 400, $2,000 to enhance the Smoky Valley Middle School Library for students and community members to explore the world and showcase local art.
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, $1,700 to purchase items required to hold an ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills and training) class.
  • Lindsborg Sesquicentennial Festival, Inc., $1,350 to bring a traveling exhibition from the American Swedish Institute, which will feature the folk-art tradition of Swedish flat-plane carving.
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, $1,200 to purchase materials for a Youth Mental Health First Aid class.
  • Midsummer’s Festival, $1,000 to support the 2019 Midsummer’s Festival.
  • City of Lindsborg, $1,000 to build powder-coated pens and gates for the pens at Scentral Bark Dog Park.
  • Broadway RFD, $650 to help pay for production rights for the Broadway RFD and Bethany College winter production, “Sondheim on Sondheim.”
  • Lindsborg Arts Council, $500 to support costume pattern production for Lindsborg Svensk Folkdräkt, a collection of Swedish Folk costumes designed by two local artists, for Lindsborg’s Sesquicentennial celebration.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open February 1, with applications due April 1, 2018. For more information, visit