Mission & History

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, today and in the future, by:

  • Enabling donors to fulfill their charitable desires
  • Building a permanent endowment
  • Facilitating prudent management and care of funds
  • Meeting needs through grants, awards, and scholarships;

Our History

The Washington County Community Foundation was founded on December 10, 2009, to serve as a vehicle for charitable giving benefiting communities in Washington County. The Foundation is a permanent source of charitable assets to meet both emerging and existing needs of the local communities.

The Foundation believes that as a community we are stronger than we are as individuals. This belief is reflected in our rope logo.

“The idea of a rope– individual fibers braided together to make a stronger whole– inspired this design. The same principle applies in a community: many individuals and groups working together to do what cannot be done alone. The Community Foundation provides a ‘rope’ for this area, enabling projects and furthering creative ideas that might unravel without community help and support.” – Pamela Harris, Designer

The Washington County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation in Salina, Kansas. The Greater Salina Community Foundation was established in 1999 and is led by executive director, Jessica Martin. Currently, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hosts 13 regional affiliate foundations and has more than $200 million in assets, including its affiliate assets.

Recent News

May 19 is Match Madness

CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE! Your gift grows instantly on May 19! On May 19, all donations to any fund at the community foundation will be matched proportionally from a pool of $2,500 in matching funds. These funds will continue to help our community for years to come! How to give: Donate online via credit card on May 19:   Mail check donations, postmarked on or before May 19: WCCF, PO Box 24, Washington, KS 66968 [...]

Washington County Community foundation awards over $12,000 in spring grants

Washington County Community foundation awards over $12,000 in spring grants WASHINGTON, Kan.— During its spring grant cycle, the Washington County Community Foundation awarded over $12,000 to 10 projects throughout Washington County. The following organizations received funding: City of Morrowville, $3,500 for park equipment.Haddam Community Club, Inc., $1,698.08 for improvements to the community center.City of Palmer - Palmer Ball Association, $1,222 for roofs over dugouts.Clifton Senior Citizen's Club, Inc., $1,200 for repairs to the club.Hanover Hospital, $1,046.59 for updated technology.Lucky-4 4-H Club, Payton Fahey Treasurer, $1,000 for startup costs for the Food Bank.City of Clifton, $995.93 for equipment for community swimming pool. Barnes Community Development Corporation, $850 for updates[...]