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 WCCF 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 accepting spring grant applications

WASHINGTON, Kan.—The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 1, and are due Monday, April 1, 2019. Over $11,000 is available to charitable projects in Washington County through the following funds: Washington County Opportunity Fund – available for projects that help fulfill the foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life in Washington County.Hanover Community Fund – available for charitable projects that address the present and future needs of Hanover, Kansas.Clifton Community Fund – available for charitable projects that address the present and future needs of Clifton, Kansas. Grants are limited to communities in Washington County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations,[...]

Community foundation scholarships available

  The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The following scholarship is available: Columbus, Vera & Morris Jones Memorial Scholarship, for seniors graduating from Washington County High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference will go to students who plan to attend Kansas State University. Washington County students may also apply for the following scholarship through the Community Foundation for Cloud County:  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. All[...]