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

SVCF's Quarterly Dashboard is now available

SVCF’s Quarterly Dashboard is now available online! 12/31/17 SVCF Dashboard[...]

Community foundation announces spring grant cycle

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.[...]