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

Apply now for fall grants!

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Monday, October 15, 2018. Over $36,000 is available for charitable community improvement projects within the Smoky Valley area, which covers northern McPherson County and southern Saline County. Grants will be awarded from the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund to address the present and future needs of the community; the Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles; and the Heritage Fund to strengthen and promote the heritage of the Smoky Valley area. Detailed criteria for each fund is available online. Requests up[...]

Scholarship recipients announced

The Smoky Valley Community Foundation has awarded over $52,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Brandon Rogers Technology Scholarship is for a senior graduating from Smokey Valley High School majoring in the field of technology. Tyler O'Dell, Lindsborg, received a $2,000 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 $3,000 scholarship: Kyle Anderson, Lindsborg; Rilee Carson, Lindsborg; Autumn Frickey, Lindsborg; Noah Hanson, Lindsborg; Jordan Howard, Gypsum;[...]