Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing the greater Salina area. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Greater Salina Community Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Greater Salina Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Fund for Greater Salina, allowing GSCF to respond to current local needs. A gift of $5,000 or more to this fund will receive permanent name recognition.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Greater Salina Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Fund for Greater Salina or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Greater Salina Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

Recent News

Greater Salina Community Foundation awards $41,000 in community grants

SALINA, Kan.— The Greater Salina Community Foundation recently awarded over $41,000 to 11 charitable projects and organizations in Saline County. The following organizations received funding: Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, $5,000 to purchase playground equipment for children who access DVACK services at the organization’s new facility.Heartland Early Education, $5,000 for food to send home with children, birth to age five, with food insecurities.  Salina Innovation Foundation, $4,929 to update The Temple’s wheelchair lift and ensure accessibility for the whole community.Salina Rescue Mission, $4,726.49 to replace the salad bar and add air curtains to the food preparation area.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, $4,200 to host a weekly study hall for “littles.”Salina Media Connection, $4,000[...]

Community foundation sponsors SAYP's Party with a Purpose

Congratulations to the Love, Chloe Foundation! They were the grand prize winners at the Salina Area Young Professionals 3rd Annual Party with a Purpose Lip Sync Battle, held Friday, September 6, 2019, at Paramout Bar. As the winners, they received a check for $2,019.  In addition to a sponsorship from the community foundation, the event raised funds through raffle ticket sales and a $5 charge for all attendees. Other nonprofit participants included the Salina Emergency Aid Food Bank, the Salina Alzheimer's Association and Ashby House. The Love, Chloe Foundation makes it to the final round of the lip sync battle at Party With[...]