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.

Recent News

Community foundation awards over $51,000 in grants

BELOIT, Kan.— Over $51,000 was awarded to 21 charitable projects in Mitchell County during the Solomon Valley Community Foundation’s spring grant cycle. Grants were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley. The following organizations received funding: Mitchell County Historical Society, $5,000 for new flooring in the fine arts and early learning areas of the new museum complex.North Central Kansas Technical College Endowment Association & Foundation, $5,000 to help build Mitchell County Trap and Skeet Range.North Central Kansas Technical College, $4,902 for AED purchases and installations in multiple campus buildings.City of Beloit, $4,820 to purchase thermal imaging camera for the City of[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation scholarships available

  The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 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 high 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[...]