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Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $13,000 to nine charitable projects in the area during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund and Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley. The following organizations received funding:

  • Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, $3,000 to purchase supplies for the KICK (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom) afterschool program.
  • Broadway RFD, $3,000 for a sound system upgrade.
  • Bethany College, $2,300 for equipment and choreography for group fitness classes, which will be offered to the community free of charge.
  • Lindsborg Arts Council, $1,200 to support the Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series.
  • Smoky Hill Cemetery, $1,163 to purchase markers for unmarked graves.
  • Sprout House Learning Center, $1,100 to purchase hands-on learning materials and furnishings.
  • City of Lindsborg, $650 to help fund an artist’s rendition and publicity materials for the planned Alma Lind Swensson Memorial Garden at Swensson Park.
  • Sprout House Learning Center, $548 for gardening equipment and materials to maintain the Sprout House Children’s Garden.
  • Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers, $494 to purchase a bassbox to be used when the full upright bass can’t be transported due to space limitations.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open August 15, with applications due October 15, 2019. For more information, visit