Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the Mitchell County area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Solomon Valley Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley, allowing SVCF to respond to current local needs.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Solomon Valley Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Community Impact Fund for Solomon Valley or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Solomon Valley Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

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[...]