News

Autumn 2020

Change of email addresses

  • Update your mailing address if it has changed to continue to receive our correspondence. Click here to view and/or print the change of address form.
  • The Endowment Trust Fund has a new email address. Disbursement related communications should be sent here.

Online viewing of quarterly statements available

Washington State Department of Commerce is pleased to offer online access to the Endowment Trust Fund System (ETFS) service. This system allows primary representatives to 1) view a trust account’s quarterly statements for the past three years, 2) view current account balance and 3) view recent transactions. View or download the Endowment-Trust-Fund-System-User-Manual.

To setup your ETFS Account:

You will receive an auto-generated email from SAW. You are not fully approved until you receive a welcome email from ETFS.




Upcoming Events

Canceled – Community Summit

Date: June 10, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

Event has been canceled due to COVID-19.

COVID-19

The impact from COVID-19 has canceled several events where we were scheduled to present. The trust office remains poised to serve our constituents whether its answering questions, depositing contributions, sending out disbursements or completing enrollments. Check back periodically for future events.


On-Demand Webinars and Videos

  • Video - What is a Special Needs Trust? A 3-minute video of Peter explaining what is a supplemental special needs trust within the DDETF program.
  • Video - How can you Enroll? A 2-minute video of Peter explaining how to enroll in the DDETF special needs trust.
  • Video - What are the Fees? A 2-minute video of Peter explaining the fees charged by the DDETF program.
  • Video - Making contributions. Forthcoming.
  • Video - Taking distributions. Forthcoming.
  • Video - Maximizing benefits using your special needs trust. Forthcoming.


  • Webinar - Protect Disability Benefits Using DDETF and ABLE. This 68 minute recorded webinar compares the supplemental special needs trust of the DDETF with the Washington State ABLE plan. The presentation is from March 2020 and hosted on the WISE website.
  • Webinar - DDETF and ABLE Protect Disability Benefits. This 77 minute recorded webinar compares the supplemental special needs trust of the DDETF with the Washington State ABLE plan but with a mental health and supportive employment emphasis. The Zoom presentation is from September 2020.

  • Governing Board Meetings

    December 3, 2020

    Time: ​10:00 am—2:00 pm​
    Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room / Virtual Zoom Meeting

    March 4, 2021

    Time: ​10:00 am—2:00 pm​
    Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room / Virtual Zoom Meeting

    June 3, 2021

    Time: ​10:00 am—2:00 pm​
    Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room / Virtual Zoom Meeting

    September 2, 2021

    Time: ​10:00 am—2:00 pm​
    Location: Sea-Tac Conference Center, Seoul Room

    For additional information regarding the Governing Board Meetings, please contact Peter Tassoni, Disabilities Work Group Manager, Department of Commerce at
    360-725-3125.

    Annual Reports

    The 2019 Annual Report – Click here to view and/or download the full report. The 2018 Annual Report – Click here to view and/or download the full report. The 2017 Annual Report – Click here to view and/or download the full report.


    Investments

    The funds in the trust are conservatively invested and safely managed by the Washington State Investment Board. For additional details on how the funds are invested and historical investment returns, please visit the Washington State Investment Board website.

    Be there for your loved ones today and tomorrow.