Professional Advisor Resources

Below are a list of resources to help you help your clients fulfill their charitable desires.

Useful Documents & Tools
Frequently Asked Questions
Donor Advised Funds vs Private Foundations
Eight Reasons Why People will Give to a Community Foundation but not Directly to a Charity
Video- Community Foundations & Professional Advisor Partnerships: Nearly 100 Years Strong!
This video features Certified Financial Planner, Bryan Clontz, and Attorney/Certified Financial Planner, Peter L. Peterson, and their personal accounts on how to use the community foundation as a tool for their clients’ estate plans.
GSCF Policies and Procedures for Establishment and Operation of Component Funds
GSCF Gift and Fund Acceptance Policies
GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

Useful Links
Council on Foundations
Kansas Association of Community Foundations- Professional Advisor Resources

Recent News

Apply now for fall grants!

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Saturday, September 15, 2018. A total of $50,000 is available through the Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund. Grants will be awarded to charitable community improvement projects that address the present and future needs of Ellsworth County, including education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Grants are limited to communities in Ellsworth County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations, government and public entities, educational institutions and churches are encouraged to[...]

Scholarship recipients announced

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. Lukas Sebesta, Wilson, received a $1,200 scholarship; Zachary Schneider, Kanopolis, received a $900 scholarship; and Darrell Gustin, Brookville, Dominick Kratzer, Kanopolis, and Janae Schulte, Ellsworth, each received a $450 scholarship. The Dawn L. Pruitt Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and graduates of Ellsworth High School. Dominick Kratzer, Kanopolis, and Janae Schulte, Ellsworth, each received a $1,000 scholarship. The Eleanor Hunter[...]