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 announces spring grant recipients

The Washington County Community Foundation recently awarded $13,105 in spring grants to 12 charitable community projects in Washington County. Grants were awarded from the Clifton Community Fund, Hanover Community Fund, Kansas Health Foundation Fund, Washington County Opportunity Fund and the Buckshot and Christine Buchanan Donor Advised Fund. The following organizations received funding: City of Hanover/Hanover Park PRIDE, $2,506.42 to build a handicap-accessible sidewalk at Vets Park.Morrowville Community Center, $1,548 for new chairs for the community center.Washington County Fair Association, $1,538 for new chairs for the Washington County Fairgrounds.City of Clifton-New Beautification Committee, $1,400 for new street signs for the city of Clifton.City of Greenleaf, $1,226 for restroom upgrades in City Park.KSDS,[...]

Community foundation announces Match Madness on May 7

The Washington County Community Foundation will host Match Madness, a county-wide giving day, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. On this day, donations to any fund at the community foundation will be matched proportionally up to 50% from a match pool of $2,500. Donations can be made in one of three ways: Give online at www.washingtoncountycf.org/matchmadness anytime between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. CST on May 7, 2019.Mail gifts to the foundation at PO Box 24, Washington, KS 66968, postmarked May 7.Deliver cash or check donations to a community foundation board member May 7: Donna Frye, Stephen Hendrickson, Chad Hiltgen, Steve Joonas, Doris Nanninga, Clarice Ohlde, Mary Spence or[...]