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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all-day Grant Applications Due
Grant Applications Due
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Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation which include funding from the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund.
Feb
1
Fri
all-day Grant Applications Due
Grant Applications Due
Feb 1 all-day
Applications are due for the Solomon Valley Community Foundation for 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.

Recent News

Free Webinar: Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding

When communities are considering a large project such as a new community building or a new swimming pool, project planners may wonder where to go for funding. In Northwest Kansas, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation immediately comes to mind, but there are many other sources to consider for project support. Plus, grant applications to any funder are stronger when multiple funding sources are included. Learn more about alternative funding options during a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. “Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding” will be presented by Carol Sloper, grants coordinator for the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.[...]

Community foundation awards $51,851 in spring grants

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded $51,851 during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley. The following organizations received funding: North Central Kansas Genealogical Society, $3,000.00 to make physical improvements at the Pioneer Cemetery in Glen Elder. Glen Elder State Park, $7,657 to create an educational center with artifacts, text, auditory and visual displays at the Waconda Visitor and Education Center. Pride of Kansas Football (Beloit Youth Football), $5,000 to purchase new equipment for the 2018 season, due to changing leagues. Beloit Elementary School, $4,591[...]