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 Washington County Community 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 WCCF Annual Report
2016 WCCF Annual Report
2015 WCCF Annual Report
2014 WCCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

Community foundation accepting spring grant applications

WASHINGTON, Kan.—The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications open Friday, February 1, and are due Monday, April 1, 2019. Over $11,000 is available to charitable projects in Washington County through the following funds: Washington County Opportunity Fund – available for projects that help fulfill the foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life in Washington County.Hanover Community Fund – available for charitable projects that address the present and future needs of Hanover, Kansas.Clifton Community Fund – available for charitable projects that address the present and future needs of Clifton, Kansas. Grants are limited to communities in Washington County and will be awarded through a competitive application process. Nonprofit organizations,[...]

Community foundation scholarships available

  The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year. The following scholarship is available: Columbus, Vera & Morris Jones Memorial Scholarship, for seniors graduating from Washington County High School with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference will go to students who plan to attend Kansas State University. Washington County students may also apply for the following scholarship through the Community Foundation for Cloud County:  CF Sunshine Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors or graduates from Cloud County or Washington County who are pursuing the medical or education field, or plan to attend a recognized trade school. All[...]