Designated Funds

A Designated Fund is a restricted, endowed fund held by the Foundation in which the donor specifies fund beneficiaries at the time the fund is established. The designated fund is invested for long-term growth and distributes annual grants to those charities named by the donor. Designated funds offer a simple way to support your favorite charities in perpetuity. Grants can be made in your name, or in anonymity.

Bethany College
Joyce Challans Memorial

Kansas Health Foundation Operating Fund for Smoky Valley(This fund was established with matching dollars from the Kansas Health Foundation’s GROW II program. It will provide an annual gift to the Smoky Valley Administrative Fund to allow the Foundation to continue its charitable efforts in the Smoky Valley area.)

Lindsborg Arts Council
Lindsborg Arts Council Scholarship Fund
The Lindsborg Playground Improvement Fund
Clyde & Glen Lindstrom
Messiah Lutheran Church
The Roth Family Fund
Trinity United Methodist Church
McPherson County Old Mill Museum Fund
Korbe Family Nursing Scholarship Fund

Recent News

Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients LINDSBORG, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded nearly $4,000 to two projects throughout the Smoky Valley area. The following organizations received funding: Raymer Society for the Arts, $1,000 to help support the Brunswick Arts and Crafts Fair. Bethany College, $2,995 to help with the challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. This round of grants was made possible by the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund, created by individuals who have contributed money to the foundation for charitable uses to address the present and future needs of the Smoky Valley area. The foundation’s[...]

Smoky Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

LINDSBORG, Kan.— The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Saturday, May 1, 2021. This year, over $12,000 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 following funds: • Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund – available for projects that address the present and future needs of the community.• Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley – available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles. Grants will be awarded through a competitive[...]