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

Strategic Doing #4 Recap

Saline County's fourth Strategic Doing session was held on Monday, May 21 at the Salina Art Center. GSCF staff provided attendees with an overview of local funding sources and provided some guidance on the grant application process. Representatives from each of the 10 working groups gave updates on their projects and presented plans for the next 60-90 days. You can watch some of the group updates in the videos below! (Due to some technical difficulties, we do not have videos for all groups - our apologies.) Hosted by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Greater Salina Community Foundation, this was the fourth[...]

Free professional advisor workshop on June 26

  The Greater Salina Community Foundation is hosting a free lunch and seminar for professional advisors at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. It will be held at the foundation office, located on the eighth floor of the United Building, 119 W. Iron Ave., Salina. “Tax Reform—Its Impact and Planning Strategies,” presented by Julie A. Welch, will provide an overview of tax strategies including the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017. Advisors will learn about how the new act impacts numerous tax specializations, including individual, corporate and estate tax planning, as well as planning suggestions for their clients 2018. Welch[...]