Organization Fund Benefits

There are several benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation.

  • Our board is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.  As an affiliate, we also have access to professional expertise from the Greater Salina Community Foundation staff.
  • If you do not already have a private foundation, you can establish a fund with us and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation.
  • Your money is invested with all the funds held at Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.  This allows your money to be invested in more sophisticated funds with a higher buy in level that otherwise you would not have access to. Learn more about our investment strategy here.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website and are sometimes featured in our quarterly newsletter.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Mitchell County area to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley. A call for applications is announced in the Foundation’s newsletter, on our website, and through the mass media.

Recent News

Fall grant applications available June 1

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is seeking applications for fall grants. Online applications will be available June 1 and are due August 1, 2018. Grants will be funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, with $50,000 available for charitable projects and programs that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Grants are limited to communities in Mitchell County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Detailed criteria and the grant application are available[...]

Scholarship recipients announced

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation has awarded over $1,800 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. Makenna Stauffer, Glen Elder, received a $394 scholarship, and Jasmine Blue and Samantha Zimmerman, both of Beloit, each received a $250 scholarship. The George Hoy Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Beloit High School or St. John the Baptist High School in Beloit. Adam Bates and Elizabeth Overmiller, both of[...]