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 the Smoky Valley area.

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

Apply now for fall grants!

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Monday, October 15, 2018. Over $36,000 is available for charitable community improvement projects within the Smoky Valley area, which covers northern McPherson County and southern Saline County. Grants will be awarded from the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund to address the present and future needs of the community; the Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles; and the Heritage Fund to strengthen and promote the heritage of the Smoky Valley area. Detailed criteria for each fund is available online. Requests up[...]

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;[...]