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

Community foundation awards over $51,000 in grants

BELOIT, Kan.— Over $51,000 was awarded to 21 charitable projects in Mitchell County during the Solomon Valley Community Foundation’s spring grant cycle. Grants were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley. The following organizations received funding: Mitchell County Historical Society, $5,000 for new flooring in the fine arts and early learning areas of the new museum complex.North Central Kansas Technical College Endowment Association & Foundation, $5,000 to help build Mitchell County Trap and Skeet Range.North Central Kansas Technical College, $4,902 for AED purchases and installations in multiple campus buildings.City of Beloit, $4,820 to purchase thermal imaging camera for the City of[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation scholarships available

  The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Three scholarships are available to students in the Mitchell County area. Fine Arts Future Development Higher Education Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are pursuing a major in instrumental music or art. Fine Arts Future Development Summer Camp Scholarship, for junior high and senior high school students in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are interested in pursuing a summer music or art camp. George Hoy Scholarship, for[...]