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 grant applications

WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for spring grants. Online applications are due Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Last spring, the community foundation granted the Fair Association funding to purchase new blow-molded chairs for events. Previously, if someone wanted to rent the facility and have nicer chairs, they would have to haul the chairs in from another location such as the firehouse or school. “The fair superintendents appreciate having more comfortable chairs to sit on while working at the fair,” said grantee Lori Huber. With the replacement chairs, patrons can have a better experience attending the fair,[...]

Socially Responsible Investing Options

Socially Responsible Investing OptionsToday, more and more people are choosing to invest based on personal values that consider both financial return and social impact. This is known as socially responsible investing (SRI). The community foundation is pleased to offer SRI options for your fund! A quick summary of socially responsible investing (SRI)In general, socially responsible investors encourage corporate practices that promote environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Some avoid businesses involved in alcohol, tobacco, fast food, gambling, pornography, weapons, contraception/abortion, fossil fuel production or the military. These are often summarized into three areas: environment, social justice, and corporate governance. What[...]