The Smoky Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation, is accepting applications for 2013 spring grants under the Heritage Fund and Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund.
The purpose of Heritage Fund is to assist and encourage enhancing, strengthening and promoting the heritage of the Smoky Valley area. All individuals, groups, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply. For-profit organizations will not be considered unless the request is for a charitable project.
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 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. Funding for this grant also is supported by the Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley.
In this funding cycle, grants only will be awarded to applicants that are complete and filed before the application postmark deadline of March 29. Completed applications must be mailed in hard copy to the Smoky Valley Community Foundation and must be postmarked on or before March 29. The grant awards will be announced in late April of 2013 and be presented May 1. Grant awards will be a maximum of $3,837 for the Heritage Fund and a maximum of $2,000 for the Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund.
If you are interested in applying, copies of Grant Guidelines and Applications are available at: Smoky Valley Community Foundation or http://www.smokyvalleycf.org/Pages/Grants_Overview.html.
The Smoky Valley Charitable Foundation was founded on July 23, 2002, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in the Smoky Valley area, including northern McPherson County and southern Saline County. The foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.
Foundation officials believe as a community, we are stronger than we are as individuals.