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 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. [...]