Personalized Estate Planning

Figuring out how to balance your estate plan to best serve your family, avoid taxes and benefit charity can be daunting. The Foundation can help.

The Foundation has helped many donors meet their immediate charitable giving needs, and served nonprofit organizations through endowment building, grants and programming. We believe there is more we can do. The intergenerational transfer of wealth happening in our country, our state and locally presents both unique challenges and opportunities. Coupled with tax implications on estates and retirement funds, donors face challenges in planning for the future. We recognize that we can be a resource to assist in that planning process.

The Greater Salina Community Foundation has contracted with Mr. John Griffin of Stewardship Counseling, LLC to provide comprehensive guidance to individuals and couples who want to establish or update estate plans that minimize gift, income and estate taxes. As an affiliate of GSCF, this is a free service available to SVCF donors. Appointments are limited. For more information, contact Greater Salina Community Foundation Executive Director, Betsy Wearing, at (785) 823-1800.

Recent News

Smoky Valley Community Foundation scholarships available

  The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $57,500 is available to students in the Smoky Valley area through the foundation’s eight scholarship funds. Brandon Rogers Technology Scholarship, for graduating Smoky Valley High School seniors planning to major in the field of technology. Dr. Charles Englund Memorial Scholarship, for Bethany College juniors or seniors majoring in a medical or pre-medical field. Clyde and Glenn Lindstrom Scholarship, for graduating Smoky Valley High School or Smoky Valley Virtual Charter seniors pursuing education in a vocational field. Dorothy J. Ziegler Music and Art[...]

Community foundation announces fall grant recipients

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded over $23,000 to 12 area organizations during its fall grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Heritage Fund, Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley and Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund. The following organizations received funding: Svensk Hyllningsfest, Inc., $3,000 to support marching bands participating in the 2019 Svensk Hyllningsfest Parade. Lindsborg Community Hospital, $3,000 to purchase women’s health equipment and software for the physical therapy department. City of Marquette, $2,966 to purchase needed items to provide a safe and functional space for a variety of community arts and crafts[...]