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

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation has awarded over $34,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Brandon Rogers Technology Scholarship is for a senior graduating from Smoky Valley High School majoring in the field of technology. Joshua Peterson, Lindsborg, received a $1,000 scholarship. The Clyde And Glenn Lindstrom Scholarship is for seniors graduating from Smoky Valley High School or Smoky Valley Virtual Charter who are pursuing a post-secondary education in a vocational field. The following students each received a $5,000 scholarship: Ethan Oestmann, Lindsborg, Lane Schrag, Lindsborg, and Kaj Sjogren, Lindsborg. The Dorothy J. Ziegler Music and Art Scholarship[...]

Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $13,000 to nine charitable projects in the area during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund and Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley. The following organizations received funding: Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, $3,000 to purchase supplies for the KICK (Kids in Christ's Kingdom) afterschool program. Broadway RFD, $3,000 for a sound system upgrade. Bethany College, $2,300 for equipment and choreography for group fitness classes, which will be offered to the community free of charge. Lindsborg Arts Council, $1,200 to support the Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series. Smoky Hill Cemetery, $1,163 to[...]