Partner With Us

We consider professional advisors—estate planners, attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, and others—as partners in the charitable giving process. By working together, we can help fulfill your clients’ personal financial and charitable goals while leaving an everlasting impact on the community.

We can help you by…

  • Consulting with you and your clients on ways the Community Foundation can help them meet their charitable and financial goals.
  • Offering strategies for discussing charitable giving with your clients.
  • Providing fund document templates.
  • Providing sample will and trust language.
  • Hosting  education workshops for professional advisors locally and in Salina, KS, through our host Foundation, the Greater Salina Community Foundation. To receive an invitation to our next workshop, email us.
  • Providing you with resources about charitable giving and community foundations.

Recent News

Community foundation awards scholarships

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation has awarded over $15,000 in scholarships to area students for the upcoming academic year. The Charles and Velma Westerman Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and graduates of Ellsworth High School. Hannah Wilson, Ellsworth, and Sydney Wilson, Ellsworth, both received a $600 scholarship; Janae Schulte, Ellsworth, received a $450 scholarship; Micah Bolton, Ellsworth, Kara Rodriguez, Ellsworth, and Lukas Sebesta, Wilson each received a $300 scholarship; and Bransen Schulte, Ellsworth, Caden Whetzel, Ellsworth, and Grant Gwinner, Ellsworth, each received a $250 scholarship. The Dawn L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and graduates of[...]

Community foundation awards $103,170 in spring grants

ELLSWORTH, Kan.—The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded $103,170 during its spring grant cycle. Projects were funded through the community foundation’s Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund, the Kansas Health Foundation Fund and the Smoky Hills Community Fund. The following organizations received funding: Ellsworth Housing Authority, $20,000 for elevator upgrades at The Pines Apartments.Wilson Community Foundation Inc., $19,800 for materials and signage to guide highway visitors to the historic Czech tourism district.City of Ellsworth, $13,328 for additional access improvements at the Kiwanis Splash Park in Preisker Park.City of Holyrood, $6,120 for new exercise equipment for the Holyrood Fitness Center.Ellsworth County Fair Association, $6,050 for tables, storage racks, fans and wheel barrows for the[...]