Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the  best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio  consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash.  As an affiliate of the Greater Salina  Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Solomon Valley Community Foundation  are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates.  The funds are invested with Vanguard and  governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our GSCF Investment Portfolio  to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

2017 SVCF Annual Report
2016 SVCF Annual Report

2015 SVCF Annual Report
2014 SVCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

Recent News

New executive director

Solomon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce the newest member of our organization, part-time director, Colleen Eberle.Colleen is looking forward to the opportunity to work for the Community Foundation and hopes to increase community awareness through various marketing campaigns and donor outreach. She believes the Solomon Valley Community Foundation offers an amazing opportunity for local non-profits, community organizations and donors alike, and is excited for the opportunity to work with each of them to serve the communities of Mitchell County. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Colleen graduated from Minnesota State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. She worked[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are available now and due August 1, 2019. Over $50,000 is available to charitable projects in Mitchell County. Grants will be awarded from the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification.Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley – available for projects that improve the quality of life for Mitchell County residents. Grants are limited to communities in the Solomon Valley service area and will be awarded through a competitive application[...]