Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and donor services. The Foundation achieves its mission by:

  • Building permanent endowments which benefit local communities;
  • Inspiring and enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires;
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds;
  • Increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations to fulfill their individual missions;
  • Advocating for issues which promote community philanthropy;
  • Facilitating grants, awards, and scholarships.

Our History

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation was founded in April of 2013, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Mitchell County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.”   – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by Executive Director, Bill Grevas. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 13 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

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.
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.
Aug
1
Sat
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

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Offering Community Clean-up Grants

The Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for Dane G. Hansen Foundation Community Clean-up Grants. Applicants could receive up to $10,000 for a community clean-up project within the Hansen service area. Grants are designed to assist with efforts to beautify communities for current residents and to help with recruitment of new residents; to eliminate the financial barrier to clean-up projects such as land fill fees and equipment rental; and to promote community pride and encourage volunteerism. Grants can be used for: equipment rental, dumpster rental, landfill fees, paint or other consumable supplies, and for support of volunteers. Grants are not intended[...]

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