Keep 5 in Kansas

Keep Five in KansasThink about what matters to you. 

The church where you worship. The schools your children attend. The park where your grandchildren love to play. A local charity you care deeply about.

How can you ensure that the things that make your community unique continue, long after you’re gone?

Right now, we have an opportunity to create a better future for Washington County. By keeping 5% of our county’s wealth through the Washington County Community Foundation, we can improve our quality of life and strengthen the communities we call home.

Discover the potential.

The Keep 5 in Kansas campaign is designed to share the message to all Kansans of the importance of leaving a legacy for our hometowns and communities through the power of endowment.

Our state is currently experiencing an unprecedented transfer of wealth, as estates change hand from one generation to the next. By 2020, the transfer of wealth in Kansas is estimated to be $79 billion, and will increase to $598 billion by 2064. In Washington County, $160.3 million will transfer from one generation to the next by 2020.

If we “Keep 5 in Kansas,”  by capturing just 5% of this wealth transfer in our county, $7.36 million could be preserved in a community foundation endowment creating over $368,000 in annual grants to benefit Washington County. Just imagine the possibilities for your community!

Visit www.keepfiveinkansas.com for more information about how you can make a difference.

 

 

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[...]