Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the  best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio  consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash.  As an affiliate of the Greater Salina  Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Russell County Area Community Foundation  are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates.  The funds are invested with Vanguard and  governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our GSCF Investment Portfolio to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

9/30/17 SVCF Dashboard

2016 SVCF Annual Report
2015 SVCF Annual Report
2014 SVCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

2017 Year-End Giving Information

Here are some tips for completing your 2017 gifts to the Foundation before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2017. Mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31. All checks should be mailed, shipped or hand delivered to: Smoky Valley Community Foundation, P.O. Box 84, Lindsborg, KS 67456 Note: Checks that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before December[...]

Quarterly Dashboards Available!

Smoky Valley Community Foundation's quarterly dashboard is now available online! 9/30/17 SVCF Dashboard[...]