Personalized Estate Planning

Figuring out how to balance your estate plan to best serve your family, avoid taxes and benefit charity can be daunting. The Foundation can help.

The Foundation has helped many donors meet their immediate charitable giving needs, and served nonprofit organizations through endowment building, grants and programming. We believe there is more we can do. The intergenerational transfer of wealth happening in our country, our state and locally presents both unique challenges and opportunities. Coupled with tax implications on estates and retirement funds, donors face challenges in planning for the future. We recognize that we can be a resource to assist in that planning process.

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has contracted with Mr. John Griffin of Stewardship Counseling, LLC to provide comprehensive guidance to individuals and couples who want to establish or update estate plans that minimize gift, income and estate taxes. As an affiliate of GSCF, this is a free service available to SVCF donors. Appointments are limited. For more information, contact Greater Salina Community Foundation Executive Director, Betsy Wearing, at (785) 823-1800.

Upcoming Events

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Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation for funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.
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Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation which include funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.

Recent News

2018-2019 Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Three scholarships are available to students in the Mitchell County area. Fine Arts Future Development Higher Education Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are pursuing a major in instrumental music or art. Fine Arts Future Development Summer Camp Scholarship, for junior and senior high school students in the Solomon Valley area, including Mitchell, Cloud and Jewell Counties, who are interested in pursuing a summer music or art camp. George Hoy Scholarship for seniors[...]

2017 Year-End Giving Information

Here are some tips for completing your 2017 gifts to the Foundation before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2017. Mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31. All checks should be mailed, shipped or hand delivered to: Solomon Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 369, Beloit, KS 67420-0369 Note: Checks that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before December[...]