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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[...]