Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund

The Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund was established in response to the Kansas Health Foundation’s second chapter of the Giving Resources to our World (GROW II) match grant challenge. Grants from this fund support the public health of the Smoky Valley area. Public health is defined as the protection and promotion of the health and well-being of individuals and their communities through encouragement of healthy lifestyles, behaviors and environments.

All non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply as well as groups and individuals working on a charitable community project. For-profit organizations will not be considered unless the request is for a charitable project. Grants will be limited to projects within Ellsworth County.

Funding for this grant is also supported by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley.

All applicants will need to fill out a grant application through our online grant system.

Recent News

Scholarship recipients announced

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation has awarded over $52,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Brandon Rogers Technology Scholarship is for a senior graduating from Smokey Valley High School majoring in the field of technology. Tyler O'Dell, Lindsborg, received a $2,000 scholarship. The Clyde And Glenn Lindstrom Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Smoky Valley High School or Smoky Valley Virtual Charter who are pursuing a post-secondary education in a vocational field. The following students each received a $3,000 scholarship: Kyle Anderson, Lindsborg; Rilee Carson, Lindsborg; Autumn Frickey, Lindsborg; Noah Hanson, Lindsborg; Jordan Howard, Gypsum;[...]

Community foundation awards spring grants

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[...]