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The Smith Foundation is accepting 2022 grant applications – The Lakelander

Publisher: Shannon Cottongame

August 4, 2022

The George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation Board of Trustees has announced the opening of the 2022 grant application process. Applications for grants to be awarded this year must be received no later than September 1, 2022. grants will be announced in October 2022.

Applicants can access grant information and required supporting documentation on the Smith Foundation website ( under the “Application Documents” tab on the homepage of the website.

These include Application Guidelines, Cover Sheet, Publicity Plan, and Publicity Release Form.

Applicants will need to provide five copies of their application materials to the address listed in the application guidelines and at the bottom of this news article.

The foundation will consider applications for operating budgets, special projects, building and capital campaigns, research and academic grants from organizations classified as 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities in Texas, a subdivision political or governmental entity, or a corporation organized under the Texas Nonprofit Corporations Act.

The foundation does not make grants to individuals or organizations outside of the state of Texas. The foundation is also prohibited from funding religious organizations or participating in ongoing fundraising events or activities. When considering applications for funding, the board gives priority to organizations and programs serving Hill County.

In 2021, the Smith Foundation awarded more than $126,800 in grants to eight Hill County organizations. Recipients included the Boys and Girls Club, Cub Scout Pack 860, Habitat for Humanity and the Hillsboro Lions Club.

Other grant recipients in 2021 were the Hubbard Wheatley Recreation Center, the Lake Whitney Arts Association, the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Through Time Museum. Grants ranged from $5,000 to $45,000.

Over the past 28 years of its fundraising history, the foundation has committed substantial support to a variety of Hill County area organizations totaling more than $2.7 million. Grants have assisted qualified entities to improve the quality of medical, educational, cultural, economic, social, and recreational services to the citizens of Hill County.

The George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation was established in 1992 by the late Ruth Smith Moorman in memory of her parents with the goal of enriching the lives of the citizens of Hill County.

Information about the foundation is available on its website or from: The George G. and Alva Hudson Smith Foundation, PO Box 1245, Hillsboro, TX 76645.