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

Community foundation awards over $89,000 in fall grants

Community foundation awards over $89,000 in fall grants ELLSWORTH, Kan.— During its fall grant cycle, the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation awarded over $89,000 to nine projects throughout Ellsworth County. The following organizations received funding: Wilson Community Foundation Inc., $23,364 to replace playground equipment.Ellsworth Fire Department, $20,000 to improve lockers.St. Paul's Lutheran Church, $15,900 for the architectural planning, structural engineering, and site preparation for a new Fellowship Hall.Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office - K9 Unit, $10,950 to purchase a new police service dog.City of Holyrood, $7,970 to purchase picnic tables for the park and splash pad area.Ellsworth County Economic Development, $4,000 to purchase 2[...]

Let's Make A Match

Gifts to the community foundation are worth more in October ELLSWORTH, Kan.—Ellsworth County could earn additional dollars for charitable grants in the community through a county-wide Match Month gift matching campaign. In October, the Dane G. Hansen Foundation will match all public gifts to the Smoky Hills Community Fund at the Smoky Hills Charitable Foundation, up to $50,000. Every dollar donated will be matched with $1.50. The Smoky Hills Community Fund is an unrestricted community grant fund that supports projects and programs focused on improving quality of life in Ellsworth County. All donations are tax-deductible. Gifts can be mailed to Smoky Hills Charitable[...]