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.

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The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is accepting spring grant applications from February 1 to April 1, 2018. Grants will be awarded from the Heritage Fund, Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund and Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund. Over $12,000 in funding is available for charitable projects that strengthen and preserve the region’s heritage, encourage healthy lifestyles and environments, and address the present and future needs of the Smoky Valley area. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to apply. Grants are limited to northern McPherson County and southern Saline County. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process.[...]