Foundation Finance

The Foundation’s mission is to meet charitable community needs through leadership, grants and services. One way we achieve our mission is to facilitate prudent management and care of our funds.

The Foundation believes the best long-term performance will be achieved through a balanced portfolio consisting of 75% equities and 25% fixed income and cash. As an affiliate of the Greater Salina Community Foundation (GSCF), the funds at the Washington County Community Foundation are pooled together with all the funds held by GSCF and their affiliates. The funds are invested with Vanguard and governed by a local Finance Committee at GSCF.

We are confident in our performance and rate well when compared to other investment pools. See our GSCF Investment Portfolio to see where we rank among other comparative indices.

Additional Resources

GSCF Statement of Investment Policy

2017 WCCF Annual Report
2016 WCCF Annual Report
2015 WCCF Annual Report
2014 WCCF Annual Report

2016 GSCF Annual Report
2013 Form 990

 

Recent News

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications

Community foundation accepting fall grant applications WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation is accepting applications for fall grants. Online applications open August 1 and are due October 1, 2020. Recently, to support the Hanover Hospital's exercise program for the residents, the Washington County Community Foundation awarded the organization funding to purchase various exercise equipment and videos. "This project has been extremely beneficial to our residents by helping them improve strength and range of motion," said grantee Brittni Oehmke. “This has allowed them to maintain independence and ability to complete activities of daily living. We use this equipment one-on-one with individuals and in[...]

Community foundation awards scholarship

Grace Ottot Community foundation awards scholarship WASHINGTON, Kan.— The Washington County Community Foundation recently announced the recipient of the Columbus, Vera and Morris Jones Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is for seniors graduating from Washington County High School, with a preference for students attending Kansas State University. Grace Otott, Washington, received a $772 scholarship. More information about the foundation’s scholarship program can be found at www.washingtoncountycf.org/scholarships. [...]