Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to build permanent endowment funds and meet charitable community needs. The Foundation achieves its mission by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Increasing the capacity of nonprofit organizations to fulfill their individual missions
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Promoting community philanthropy through education
  • Providing affiliate services to neighboring communities
  • Meeting needs through grants, scholarships, and pass-through funds

Our History

The Solomon Valley Community Foundation was founded in April of 2013, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Mitchell County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.”   – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by executive director, Jessica Martin. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 13 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

Recent News

Solomon Valley Community Foundation awards spring grants

Solomon Valley Community Foundation awards spring grants BELOIT, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Solomon Valley Community Foundation awarded over $50,000 in grants to 19 projects throughout Mitchell County. The following organizations received funding: City of Cawker City Fire Department, to cover the cost of protective equipment for volunteer fire department. American Legion Post #57, to purchase 12 American flags and flag poles for Memorial Day display at Elmwood Cemetery and St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Mitchell County Regional Medical Foundation, to help create an outdoor space for the Perdue Hospitality Home Outdoor Guest Retreat Project. Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Cawker City, to[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Solomon Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications BELOIT, Kan.— The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are available December 1 and due February 1, 2021. Recently, the community foundation awarded The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church a grant to support the third-grade classroom. Because each student learns in different modalities, teacher Beth Eilert wanted to be sure to meet each student's needs for flexible seating, visual learning, and hands on activities. With the funding from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation, Eilert was able to purchase a new rug and STEM cabinet for the classroom. "The classroom carpet has had a huge impact on our[...]