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.

 

 

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[...]