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 accepting grant applications

LINDSBORG, Kan.— The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 1, and are due Monday, April 1, 2019. Over $14,000 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 following funds: Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund – available for projects that address the present and future needs of the community.Smoky Valley Healthy Living Fund – available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles.Heritage Fund – available for projects that strengthen and promote the heritage of the Smoky Valley area. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application[...]

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[...]