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

Deadline Nearing for IRA Charitable Contributions

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make an impact on your favorite charity by making a gift from your IRA to a fund at the community foundation. This is an easy and effective way to make a gift that helps satisfy your required minimum distribution, while also reducing your taxable income. Who can take advantage of the IRA charitable rollover provision? If you have an IRA and are 70½ or older, you and your spouse (each) can take a tax-free charitable distribution from your IRA.Who can receive the gift? The IRA must be gifted directly to[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation Awards Fall 2019 Grants

BELOIT, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $44,000 in grants to 16 projects throughout Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding: NCK Wellness Center, Inc. for various class and non-class equipment for the senior exercise program.Lincoln County Emergency Management for installation of an emergency siren and backup generator in Hunter.Beloit Arts Center for an indoor/outdoor public sound system for sound production and audio recording.Mitchell County to host a Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for junior high and high school students in the spring of 2020.Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc. for S.T.A.R.S. Camp, designed for children with serious emotional disturbances.City[...]