Organization Fund Benefits

There are several benefits to having an organization fund with the Foundation.

  • Our board is available for consultation with you, your board members, and potential donors of your organization.  As an affiliate, we also have access to professional expertise from the Greater Salina Community Foundation staff.
  • If you do not already have a private foundation, you can establish a fund with us and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation..
  • Your money is invested with all the funds held at Greater Salina Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.  This allows your money to be invested in more sophisticated funds with a higher buy in level that otherwise you would not have access to. Learn more about our investment strategy here.
  • Your organization will be listed in the Foundation’s annual report, on our website and are sometimes featured in our newsletters.

Regardless if your organization has a fund at the Foundation, we still offer opportunities for all nonprofit organizations and others performing charitable work in the Smoky Valley area to apply for grants from the Foundation’s Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund.  A call for applications is announced in the Foundation’s newsletter, on our website, and through the mass media.

Recent News

2019 Year-End Giving Information

Year-End Giving Information Your gift by checkDate your check on or before December 31, 2019, and mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31st. Gifts made by check that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before December 31, 2019 will be counted for 2019 regardless of when they arrive at the Foundation. The address for mailing, shipping, or hand-delivery of your check: Greater Salina Community Foundation119 W Iron, 8th FloorPO Box 2876Salina, KS 67402-2876 Your gift of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) Contact your broker early to determine the processing time necessary to complete[...]

Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces fall grant recipients

LINDSBORG, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $18,000 to 14 projects throughout the Smoky Valley area. The following organizations received funding: • Lindsborg Community Library, $3,000 for technology items and updated computer desk stations. • Bethany College, $3,000 to upgrade the lightning detector unit.• Bethany Lutheran Church, $2,500 to provide an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills and Training (ASIST) class.• Bethany Lutheran Church, $2,400 to host an adult and youth mental health first aid class.• Midsummer's Festival, $1,270 for childerens activitites at the Midsummer’s Festival 2020.• Steps to End Poverty of McPherson County, $1,000 to[...]