News Release

Smoky Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

LINDSBORG, Kan.— The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications opened March 1 and are due Monday, May 1, 2023.

This year, over $10,000 is available for charitable community improvement projects within the Smoky Valley area, which covers northern McPherson County and southern Saline County. This cycle will fund local community projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Projects that address the present and future needs of the community.
  • Projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles.
  • Projects that support the work of the local community in enhancing, strengthening and promoting the heritage of the Smoky Valley area.

Funding for the spring grant cycle is provided by the Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley, the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund, and the Heritage Fund.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process and requests up to $3,000 will be considered. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 1. Funding guidelines and the grant application are available at