Nonprofit Partners

SEAS (Single Entry Access to Services)

Last week the Community Foundation announced its collaborative partnership with Washington Federal and Chuckanut Health Foundation; bringing a much-needed specialized health service to Whatcom County. Continuing in this spirit, the Community Foundation would like to share a local resource called SEAS (Single Entry Access to Services). This comprehensive guide lists individuals and organizations providing support for children and youth with… Continue reading

Project Neighborly: Tea for thirty-two times two

Neighborliness is about getting together in a special way. 

Tea is always an occasion. But high tea for 32 Lummi Island schoolchildren and their elder neighbors on Valentine’s Day? That’s a full-fledged party with hats, gloves, mustaches and manners. The event, along with the pen-pal relationships that led up to it, was supported by a Foundation Project Neighborly grant.… Continue reading

More than 30 Innovative Community Projects Supported by the Fund for Whatcom County

RecreationNW receives a grant for their Parkscriptions project

With help from many local donors, the Whatcom Community Foundation (WCF) awarded $220,000 in grants this year from the Fund for Whatcom County. The infusion of resources will bring thirty-one distinct local projects to life over the next 12 months.

President & CEO, Mauri Ingram, remarked “We are committed to creating a… Continue reading

Building Community With More Than $170,000 in Grant Awards!

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2016 Whatcom Community Foundation Competitive Grant Awardees

The Whatcom Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling more than $170,000 to 31 local charitable organizations. According to Mauri Ingram, President & CEO “In January we invited local nonprofit organizations to tell us how they wanted to make our community better. After a thoughtful review by our grants committee volunteers, we are thrilled… Continue reading

Compass Health Builds Their Endowment Fund to Support Local Mental Health Services

Child_w_Client_CompassHealthThe goal of Compass Health (Formerly known as Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Services) is to provide the best and most effective behavioral healthcare for individuals in need, allowing their clients the opportunity to live  happy, healthy lives full of purpose. As an organization, Compass Health recently decided to reinvigorate their endowment fund at the Community Foundation with a new… Continue reading