Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash.  As an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Smith County Community Foundation are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates.  The funds are invested with Vanguard and governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our GSCF Investment Portfolio to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

2017 SCCF Annual Report
2016 SCCF Annual Report

2015 SCCF Annual Report
2014 SCCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF 2016 Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

SCCF awards over $86,000 in spring grants

  The Smith County Community Foundation awarded over $86,000 to area organizations during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund and the Smith County Action Fund. Recipients include: St. John Lutheran Church, Athol, $21,501 to create handicap accessible restrooms at the church. USD 237, $11,362 to purchase nine computer workstations loaded with Chief Architect Design Software to enhance the wood technology class curriculum. City of Gaylord/Gaylord Volunteer Fire Department, $10,000 for to purchase complete sets of personal protective equipment for all thirteen of its department members. Thunder Ridge, $8,520 to purchase 40 new iPads[...]

Free Webinar: Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding

When communities are considering a large project such as a new community building or a new swimming pool, project planners may wonder where to go for funding. In Northwest Kansas, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation immediately comes to mind, but there are many other sources to consider for project support. Plus, grant applications to any funder are stronger when multiple funding sources are included. Learn more about alternative funding options during a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. “Looking Beyond Hansen for Funding” will be presented by Carol Sloper, grants coordinator for the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation.[...]