2019 Recipients

Abbott ISD Living Laboratory Garden

Abbott ISD received Smith Foundation funding to create living laboratory gardens. Through the Sowing Seeds for Success program, students implemented gardening across all grade levels. In some cases, students designed hydroponic gardens, and in others, they created attractive outdoor planting spaces. Hands-on projects such as these promote environmental stewardship and promote healthy lifestyle choices for students and their families.

Aquilla ISD Greenhouse

Aquilla ISD received a 2019 grant to construct a greenhouse to provide practical learning experiences for students and grow food for their community.

Central Texas Senior Ministry Steam Kettle

The Central Texas Senior Ministry (Meals on Wheels) received Smith Foundation funding to purchase an 80-gallon steam kettle for the organization’s Nutrition Kitchen. Home-delivered meals provide a lifeline to the outside world for frail elderly and disabled people and this kettle will do much to enable delicious and nutritious meals for Hill County citizens who rely upon them.

Covington ISD Mighty Owl Band New and Used Instruments

The Covington ISD Mighty Owl Band received a Smith Foundation grant to purchase new and used band instruments for its music program. Having these instruments will greatly improve band morale and expand the scope of participation to more students.

Hill County Paw Pals Air Conditioner

The Smith Foundation provided funding in 2019 for Hill County Paw Pals to purchase an air conditioner that will add to the comfort of abandoned or rescued animals in its care.

Hill County Protective Services Board

The Smith Foundation funded a request from Hill County Protective Services to provide basic needs for neglected and abused children under their care in Hill County.

Hillsboro Boy Scouts Troop 345 Hiking Equipment

A Smith Foundation grant in 2019 allowed Hill County Troop 345 to purchase camping and hiking equipment. Outdoor activities provide opportunities for youth to develop responsibility, cooperation, self-reliance, and respect for nature.

Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries New Van

Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries (HIM) was able to purchase a new van thanks to funding from the Smith Foundation. This van will help HIM provide essential services to Hill County citizens.

Hubbard Volunteer Fire Department Brush Fire Gear

Funding from the Smith Foundation supplied Hubbard Volunteer fire fighters with brush fire safety gear uniforms. These uniforms greatly increase fire fighters’ ability to respond to wildfires that frequently occur in Hill County.

Texas Ramp Project Wheelchair Ramps Material

The Smith Foundation funded the purchase of lumber and materials to build wheelchair ramps for low-income elderly and disabled citizens of Hill County. Local volunteers used these materials to construct ramps that provide safety, independence, and improved quality of life to clients, helping them to remain longer in their own homes.

Texas Through Time Dig Box

A grant awarded to Texas Through Time in 2019 will provide archeological learning activities for adults and children both within and outside Hill County. The pictured “dig box” contains an inlayed Hadrosaur skeleton (native to Texas and North America) to recreate a real “in the field” experience.

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