Professional Advisor Resources

Below are a list of resources to help you help your clients fulfill their charitable desires.

Useful Documents & Tools
Frequently Asked Questions
Donor Advised Funds vs Private Foundations
Eight Reasons Why People will Give to a Community Foundation but not Directly to a Charity
Video- Community Foundations & Professional Advisor Partnerships: Nearly 100 Years Strong!
This video features Certified Financial Planner, Bryan Clontz, and Attorney/Certified Financial Planner, Peter L. Peterson, and their personal accounts on how to use the community foundation as a tool for their client’s estate plans.
GSCF Policies and Procedures for Establishment and Operation of Component Funds
GSCF Gift and Fund Acceptance Policies
GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

Useful Links
Council on Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations- Professional Advisor Resources

Recent News

Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients

Smoky Valley Community Foundation announces spring grant recipients LINDSBORG, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Smoky Valley Community Foundation awarded nearly $4,000 to two projects throughout the Smoky Valley area. The following organizations received funding: Raymer Society for the Arts, $1,000 to help support the Brunswick Arts and Crafts Fair. Bethany College, $2,995 to help with the challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. This round of grants was made possible by the Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund, created by individuals who have contributed money to the foundation for charitable uses to address the present and future needs of the Smoky Valley area. The foundation’s[...]

Smoky Valley Community Foundation accepting grant applications

LINDSBORG, Kan.— The Smoky Valley Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open March 1 and are due Saturday, May 1, 2021. This year, over $12,000 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.• Kansas Health Foundation Fund for Smoky Valley – available for projects that promote and encourage healthy lifestyles. Grants will be awarded through a competitive[...]