In 2012, the Community Foundation of Washington County (CFWC) was formed by community leaders who care deeply about the future of Washington County. Community foundations are in effect the “savings account” for the community. The generosity of donors make it possible for the CFWC to make grants to non-profit organizations. Donors also have the option to open endowed funds that allow them to create a legacy that will support and nurture the causes important to each individual donor. As a public charity, CFWC offers favorable tax treatment and a variety of giving methods to assist donors in achieving their charitable goals. The CFWC’s mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter to create a thriving community for all.