From humble beginnings to a philanthropic leader.
WCCF began operations in December 1995. Ended the year with $5,000 total assets.
Hired first full-time Executive Director, Betsie Trew
Acorn Fund created and Mother’s Fund created.
Philanthropist of the Year Award created
Arts Fund created
Celebrated 10 years of service by awarding ten $10,000 "Decade of Service" grants.
One of the first community foundations in the country to attain compliance with the National Standards for Community Foundations
Louis E. Waller Humanitarian Award created
Dr. Howard Jack Outstanding Public Educator Award created
President's Choice (now President's Crystal) Award created
Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy created
Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service created
Initiated WCCF Gives, a community-wide giving event
Accepted first gift of real estate, the Historic Samuel T. Brownlee House
Initiation of WCCF Storybook website
Animal Fund created
Launched capacity-building grants program
Renamed Philanthropist of the Year honor to Northrop Family Excellence Award for Community Philanthropy
Awarded first $1M grant to Washington Hospital for the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women's Health
Vision Fund created
Charity of Excellence program recognized Foundation's 25th Anniversary. Blueprints received the top award of $25,000.
Close to Home Disaster and Emergency Fund created
African American Community Fund created
Expansion of President's Choice Award to include Silver level
Release of the CommunitySnapshot.org website
Hosted inaugural Community PILLARS training program