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Community foundation awards spring grants

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded $9,540 during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund and Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund.

The following organizations received funding:

  • Lindsborg at Work Association, $1,748, to cover the insurance cost that it will incur from sponsorship of several community events.
  • Midsummer’s Festival, $1,500, for the annual Midsummer’s Festival in Lindsborg.
  • McPherson County Community Foundation, dba Circles of McPherson County, $1,500, to launch a new youth curriculum in Lindsborg, aimed at surrounding kids with caring and trained adults.
  • Saline RWD #1, $1,342, to support the installation of a storm/emergency preparedness warning siren for the Falun Community.
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, $1,250, to conduct a two-day suicide first aid class.
  • Lindsborg Community Library, $1,000, to promote environmentally friendly lifestyle choices by providing a water fountain that encourages reusable water bottles and library materials on practical sustainable living options.
  • Sprout House Learning Center, $700, to build a Sprout House Garden.
  • Bethany College, $500, to support the Bethany College Choir and Handbells trip to Germany and Sweden.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open August 15, with applications due October 15, 2018. For more information, visit