Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to build permanent endowment funds and meet charitable community needs. The Foundation achieves its mission by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations to fulfill their individual missions
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Promoting community philanthropy through education
  • Providing affiliate services to neighboring communities
  • Meeting needs through grants, scholarships, and pass-through funds

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, Jessica Martin. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 13 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

Recent News

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 Post Rock service area and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit[...]

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation has awarded over $2,000 in scholarships to area students. The Fine Arts Future Development Summer Camp Scholarship is for junior and senior high school students in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are pursuing a summer music or art camp. Samantha Zimmerman, Beloit, received a $300 scholarship. The Fine Arts Future Development Higher Education Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud, and Jewell Counties, that are pursuing a major in instrumental music or art. Tyler Long, Beloit, received a $850 scholarship. The George Hoy Scholarship[...]