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 awards scholarship

The Washington County Community Foundation recently announced the recipient of the Columbus, Vera and Morris Jones Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is for seniors graduating from Washington County High School, with a preference for students attending Kansas State University. Malari L’Ecuyer, Washington, received an $759 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.washingtoncountycf.org/scholarships. Malari L'Ecuyer [...]

Match Madness raises over $11,000 for community foundation

WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation hosted a Match Madness giving day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Donors contributed a total of $9,035 to the foundation funds of their choice. These tax-deductible donations were matched at 28% from a pool of $2,500. Including the matching funds, the event raised a record-breaking total of $11,496.40. Match Madness is designed to generate new gifts to endowed funds held at the community foundation. Endowed funds are permanently invested to produce a steady stream of income to provide ongoing support for charitable needs in the county. [...]