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

Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

The Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications are due Sunday, September 15, 2019. Over $75,000 is available to charitable projects in Ellsworth County. Grants will be awarded from the following funds: Dane G. Hansen Community Grant Fund – available for programs and projects that address education, health care, community social services and security, conservation and environment, arts and culture, and community beautification. Kansas Health Foundation Fund and Smoky Hills Healthy Living Fund – support public health programs that support and encourage healthy living across Ellsworth County. Smoky Hills Community Fund – available for projects that improve the[...]

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[...]