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 HCF donors. Appointments are limited. For more information, contact Greater Salina Community Foundation Interim Executive Director, A. Wayne Lowen, at (785) 823-1800.

Recent News

Over $217,000 awarded to spring grant recipients

The Heartland Community Foundation, which serves Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties, recently awarded over $217,000 in spring grants to area organizations across the three counties. Grants were funded through the foundation’s Heartland Area Action Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Action Fund, Heartland Healthy Living Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Legacy Funds for Ellis, Rooks and Trego Counties. The following organizations received funding: Ellis County – United Way of Ellis County, $6,980 to digitize and distribute the Ellis County Community Resource Directory. Dialogue Ministries/Breathe Coffee House, $5,945 for The Neighbor Project of Ellis County. High Plains Mental Health Center, $5,838 to host[...]

Trego County ‘Strategic Doing’ continues June 18

Trego County’s next “Strategic Doing” will be held at noon, Wednesday, June 20, at the Western Kansas Cooperative Community Room, 635 S. 13th St., WaKeeney. The meeting will include information about writing strong grant proposals and how to secure funding from various available sources. This event is open to current Strategic Doing teams, as well as others in the community who would like to learn more about the projects and the process. During previous Strategic Doing meetings, participants have identified and prioritized community needs into three areas, which designated teams are now working to address. These areas include: Community walking trail. [...]