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

Recent News

Community foundation announces Q4 grant awards

The Community Foundation for Cloud County recently awarded grants to 12 area projects and organizations. In October, November and December 2018, grants were funded through the community foundation’s Cloud County Public Health Fund, Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, Impact Fund for Cloud County, Seize the Moment Fund and Youth Activity Fund. The following organizations received funding for charitable projects to benefit Cloud County: Concordia Lutheran Church Bright Beginnings, $11,000 to help children at risk for dyslexia learn to read.MECF, $10,000 to establish the Miltonvale Community Gym.National Orphan Train Complex, Inc., $7,823 to complete payment for the custom statue of Agent Anna Laura Hill.         City of Concordia, $7,000 to help[...]

Community foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Community Foundation for Cloud County is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $15,000 is available to area students through the foundation’s seven scholarship funds: C. Carl Cunningham Rotary Scholarship, for graduating Concordia High School seniors. Carol Puckett Memorial Scholarship, for graduates of a Cloud County high school pursuing a major in education. CF Sunshine Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates from Cloud County or Washington County who are pursuing the medical or education field, or plan to attend a recognized trade school. Cloud Ceramics Masonry Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors[...]