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 Smoky Hills Charitable 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 SHCF Annual Report
2016 SHCF Annual Report

2015 SHCF Annual Report
2014 SHCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation scholarships available

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. This year, over $15,000 is available to Ellsworth County students through the foundation’s eight scholarship funds: Charles and Velma Westerman Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of Ellsworth High School. Dawn L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates of Ellsworth High School. Eleanor Hunter Scholarship, for graduating Wilson High School seniors. Fran Malir Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Wilson High School seniors. Geraldine L. Anschutz Memorial Scholarship, for graduating Wilson High School seniors. Jack R. Janousek Memorial Scholarship, for graduating[...]

Year-End Giving Guidelines

Here are some tips for completing your 2018 gifts to the Foundation before the end of the year. If you have any questions about year-end giving, contact Susan Weis, Director of Finance, at 785-823-1800 or susanweis@gscf.org. To Make Your Gift by Check: Date your check on or before December 31, 2018. Mail via U.S. Postal Service with a postmark on or before December 31. All checks should be mailed, shipped or hand delivered to: Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 265, Ellsworth, KS 67439 Note: Checks that are mailed through the U.S. Postal service with a postmark and check date before[...]