2018 Recipients

Hillsboro Independent School District (Franklin Elementary School)

Hillsboro Independent School District received a grant to repair and refinish the Franklin Elementary School gym. This improvement will go a long way to ensuring student safety and engagement in active learning.

Itasca Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary

Itasca VFD Auxiliary received a grant to purchase a trailer carrying items to support firefighters in their work in the field. The trailer will help Auxiliary volunteers to offer immediate and sufficient water and snacks to active fire fighters as they do their work in Hill County.

Malone Volunteer Fire Department

Malone Volunteer Fire Department received a grant to assist in the purchase of a new brush/first responder fire truck. This equipment will increase the department’s ability to respond to structure and grass fires in outlying areas of Hill County.

Whitney Elementary School PTO

Whitney Elementary School PTO received a grant to update playground activities at the elementary school. The Smith Foundation funds will help provide a safer recreational area and enhance young students’ development of physical and social skills.

Hill County Paw Pals

Hill County Paw Pals received a grant to purchase a new air conditioner for the animal shelter. The new equipment will help maintain optimum air quality to prevent the spread of disease and decrease stress among sheltered animals, as well as improve the comfort of caring volunteers.

Ruth Fields Civic Club, Hubbard Community Center

Ruth Fields Civic Club in Hubbard received a grant to help renovate the community center. The new air conditioner funded by the Smith Foundation will enhance the services to the Hubbard community as their respond to the needs of its citizens.

Central Texas Senior Ministry (Meals & Wheels)

Central Texas Senior Ministry (Meals & Wheels) received a grant to purchase new kitchen equipment for the preparation of meals for Hill County citizens. Home-delivered meals provide a lifeline to the outside world for frail elderly and disabled people.

Leadership Greater Hillsboro

Leadership Greater Hillsboro received a grant to create a pocket park that will beautify the neighborhood and enhance enjoyment of citizens. The proximity of the park to the nearby Franklin Elementary School and to neighboring homes offers a beautiful setting for visual enjoyment that enhances civic pride.

Hillsboro Heritage League

Hillsboro Heritage League received a grant to provide marketing funds to increase tourism for the 2018 Tour of Homes. This event serves an important role in encouraging visitors to Hillsboro and encouraging the restoration/renovation of historical homes and commercial buildings.

CASA of Hill County

CASA of Hill County received a grant to secure technology for CASA employees and volunteers. This technology will help CASA supervisors and volunteers to more efficiently complete court reports and submit them to proper authorities.

Isaiah’s Place, Inc.

Isaiah’s Place, Inc. received a grant to purchase materials for the installation and assembly of a low ropes course on the playground. As a unique location for serving hearing-impaired children, Isaiah’s Place offers a wide range of programs and activities to enrich deaf education and improve communication among both deaf and hearing individuals.

Friends of the Hillsboro City Library

Friends of the Hillsboro City Library received a grant to enhance the new genealogy and local history library to be located at Historic City Hall. The expansion of genealogy services will increase availability of library holdings to individuals interested in researching local history and tracing family histories.

Providence Hospice

Providence Hospice received a grant to provide funds for basic non-medical needs essential to the care of hospice patients. Hospice care includes such services as helping low-income patients cover utility bills, groceries, and family support counseling.

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