Why Give

Why Give Through the Community Foundation?

  1. You want to leave a lasting legacy. Because of the power of endowment, the names and goals of these funds live forever creating a lasting legacy while providing sustainability for future generations. Click here  to see an illustration of endowment.
  2. You want to save time and money. The Foundation provides administrative and grant making support eliminating the need for donors to set up separate institutions, formulate policies, file innumerable forms and monitor the status of grant recipients.
  3. You want flexibility. The Foundation has the flexibility to respond to the future needs of the community through variance power. If the original donor intent of a gift no longer exists, the local Board of Directors can direct the fund to other uses closely related to the donors’ interests.
  4. You want local knowledge. Our Board of Directors is composed of local community members representing Washington County. This local knowledge will help us to better identify and serve the needs in our communities.
  5. You need a tax deduction. The Washington County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation which is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts made to the Washington County Community Foundation are tax deductible.

 

How Can You Participate?

The great part about a community foundation is that anyone can participate, making this truly a community effort.

  1. Establish a fund to provide support for your favorite charitable organization or cause, for both today’s needs and those beyond your lifetime. (All fund types are listed on our home page slider.  Click through and see which one fits your needs the best).
  2. Contribute to any of our existing funds that match your charitable interests. (A list of our funds can be accessed by clicking through our sliders of different fund types on our home page).
  3. Support your community with a gift to the Washington County Opportunity Fund, allowing WCCF to respond to current local needs.
  4. Help support the work of the Foundation by contributing to the Washington County Administrative Fund.
  5. Encourage your favorite charity to establish an organization fund to provide ongoing support for their work.
  6. Apply for a grant from the Washington County Opportunity Fund or any of our other grants listed on our grants page.
  7. Attend community foundation events and workshops to learn more about estate planning, charitable giving, building endowments and other related topics.
  8. Tell your friends about the Washington County Community Foundation and the services that we provide.

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[...]