News Release

Solomon Valley Community Foundation Awards Fall Grants

MITCHELL CO, KAN. During its fall grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $30,000 in grants to 9 projects through Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding:

  • American Legion Post 57, for the purchase of a flag, and flagpole storage shed.
  • Beloit Area Concert Association (via Mitchell County Strong) for the establishment of their 501(c)(3) status.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6242, for the purchase of emergency medical equipment.
  • Mitchell County EMS, for the purchase of a training manikin.
  • USD 273, for admission of Beloit Elementary students to the traveling Body Venture exhibit.
  • Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation, for improvements to the Specialty Clinic.
  • Tipton Recreation, Inc. for improvements to the Tipton Oaks golf course.
  • City of Beloit, for the establishment of a pickleball court in Chautauqua Park.
  • Tipton Christian School, Inc. for the purchase of robotics kits.

This round of grants was made possible by the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, which supports projects and programs that improve the community’s quality of life.

The foundation’s next grant cycle will open December 1, with applications due February 1, 2024. For more information, visit or contact Executive Director, Julia Rabe, at or by calling 785-833-6153

Now accepting grant & scholarship applications!

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for their spring grant cycle. Online applications are now available and are due by February 1, 2024.
Grants & scholarships are limited to communities in Mitchell County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply.
Three scholarships are available to students and applications must be submitted through the foundation’s online scholarship portal by February 15, 2024.

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SVCF Celebrates Successful Match Month with over $83,000 raised locally!

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce yet another successful November Match Month campaign. As a result of generous donors throughout Mitchell County, and beyond, a total of $83,655 was raised!

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Solomon Valley Community Foundation Hosts Mitchell County Non-Profits at Annual Roundtable

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation hosted a Non-Profit Roundtable meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd at the Mitchell County Historical Museum. Over 30 residents representing various Mitchell County non-profit groups were in attendance and engaged in networking, discussions, and enjoyed lunch provided by SVCF thanks to Ray’s Apple Market. Each non-profit was given time to share on upcoming events and projects, as well as discuss aspirations and challenges facing each of their respective organizations.

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