Keep 5 in Kansas

Think about what matters to you. Keep Five

The church where you worship.  The schools your children attend.  The park where your grandchildren love to play.  A local charity you care deeply about.

How can you ensure that the things that make your community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for the Mitchell County area.  By keeping 5% of our county’s wealth through the Solomon Valley Community Foundation, we can improve our quality of life and strengthen the communities we call home.

Discover the potential.

The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign is designed to share the message to all Kansans of the importance of leaving a legacy for our hometowns and communities through the power of endowment.

Our state is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hand from one generation to the next.  By 2020, the transfer of wealth in Kansas is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064.  In Mitchell County, $192 million will transfer from one generation to the next by 2020.

If we “Keep 5 in Kansas,”  by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer in our county, $9.6 million could be preserved in a community foundation endowment creating over $480,000 in annual grants to benefit the Mitchell County area.  Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

Visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com for more information about how you can make a difference.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Aug
1
Wed
all-day Grant Applications Due
Grant Applications Due
Aug 1 all-day
Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation which include funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.
Feb
1
Fri
all-day Grant Applications Due
Grant Applications Due
Feb 1 all-day
Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation for funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.
Aug
1
Thu
all-day Grant Applications Due
Grant Applications Due
Aug 1 all-day
Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation which include funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.

Recent News

Free Webinar: Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding

When communities are considering a large project such as a new community building or a new swimming pool, project planners may wonder where to go for funding. In Northwest Kansas, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation immediately comes to mind, but there are many other sources to consider for project support. Plus, grant applications to any funder are stronger when multiple funding sources are included. Learn more about alternative funding options during a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. “Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding” will be presented by Carol Sloper, grants coordinator for the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.[...]

Community foundation awards $51,851 in spring grants

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded $51,851 during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley. The following organizations received funding: North Central Kansas Genealogical Society, $3,000.00 to make physical improvements at the Pioneer Cemetery in Glen Elder. Glen Elder State Park, $7,657 to create an educational center with artifacts, text, auditory and visual displays at the Waconda Visitor and Education Center. Pride of Kansas Football (Beloit Youth Football), $5,000 to purchase new equipment for the 2018 season, due to changing leagues. Beloit Elementary School, $4,591[...]