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

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[...]

Solomon Valley Community Foundation scholarships available

BELOIT, Kan.—The Solomon Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 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 seniors graduating[...]