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Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

LINDSBORG, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $18,000 to 14 projects throughout the Smoky Valley area. The following organizations received funding:

• Lindsborg Community Library, $3,000 for technology items and updated computer desk stations.
• Bethany College, $3,000 to upgrade the lightning detector unit.
• Bethany Lutheran Church, $2,500 to provide an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills and Training (ASIST) class.
• Bethany Lutheran Church, $2,400 to host an adult and youth mental health first aid class.
• Midsummer’s Festival, $1,270 for childerens activitites at the Midsummer’s Festival 2020.
• Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County, $1,000 to expand STEPMC’s Youth Development Program.
• USD 400, $1,000 to update after prom materials and activites.
• USD 400, $1,000 for the recycling program at Smoky Valley High School.
• USD 400, $945 to preserve three Sandzen prints for the Smoky Valley Middle School Library.
• Bethany Lutheran Church, $699 to purchase a laptop for the youth program.
• Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, $600 to cover a portion of the utility costs of The Sprout House collaboration to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church.
• Sprout House Learning Center, $500 to purchase chain link fence and related supplies.
• USD 400, $500 to purchase batting cage materials.
• Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers, $300 to purchase the materials for assembling Julkarve.

This round of grants was made possible by four funds at the community foundation: the Smoky Valley Enhancement Fund, which focuses on improving quality of life throughout the county, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund, which supports public health in the Smoky Valley area, and the Heritage Fund, which supports the work of the local community in enhancing, strengthening and promoting the heritage of the Smoky Valley area.

The foundation’s next grant cycle opens February 1, with online applications due April 1, 2020. For more information, visit