Helping Donors Make a Difference

Immigrant Relief

Everyone who lives here thrives. That is the Community Foundation’s vision. We value every person that lives here.

Immigrant and Customs Enforcement conducted a raid in Whatcom County on August 29th that resulted in 16 to 28 people being detained, taken to the Tacoma detention facility or to another facility further away. Family separation has profound and lasting consequences that… Continue reading

Celebration of Giving 2018

 

Guest Author – Chuck Robinson, Whatcom Community Foundation Board Member and Grants & Programs Committee member  

I’ve been a member of the grants committee since joining the board of the Whatcom Community Foundation in 2014. My experience has been educational, gratifying, and frustrating. It’s been educational in that I’ve learned so much about our community, its needs, and… Continue reading

Funds for Whatcom County 2018 Awards

The Whatcom Community Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of its annual Whatcom Dollars for Scholars and Funds for Whatcom County grant rounds.  Together, the programs distributed more than $447,223 to outstanding youth and community partners.

Whatcom Dollars for Scholars: This scholarship program invests in student potential. This year, the program awarded more than $196,000 to 95 local… Continue reading

What does the new tax law mean for your charitable giving?

At the end of 2017, one of the largest tax reform bills in three decades was signed into law. Among the revisions to the code, there are implications for your charitable giving. As your partner in philanthropy, we are committed to sharing information and resources to help you maximize your philanthropy and minimize your tax bill.

Some key changes to… Continue reading

Madrona Society – leaving a legacy for Whatcom County

The Madrona tree is deeply rooted in its place. Its roots add stability to the tree’s environment, as Madrona Society members do to our community.

Madrona Society Spotlight: Francis and Dorothy Lang

Dorothy Lang grew up in Ferndale. Her family included some of the early settlers of Whatcom County. Francis (Frank) Lang was born to an immigrant family in… Continue reading