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“I am incredibly excited to have been a recipient of this award. It has always been a dream of mine to continue my education at a greater level, and I value your help in supporting my aspirations and ambitions. To me, this scholarship is much more than simply money, but an encouraging message to pursue a successful future.” – 2016… Continue reading
Your community foundation turned 20 this year! (We are finally out of those awkward teen years.) One of the things we’ve heard from several of our grantees is that they appreciate the breadth of our mission. We love it because it encompasses all of… Continue reading
IRA Charitable RolloverGood news! As of December 18, 2015, the IRA Charitable Rollover was passed by Congress and signed into permanent law by the President, allowing taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.
What is it?… Continue reading
The 2016 competitive grant round information has been posted! Applications will be due by 4pm on January 11th, 2016. Click HERE for more information.
Krista Gordan receives a competitive award from the community foundation’s 2015 competitive round forher work on the Salish Sea Experience, a culminating 4th grade field trip experience to connect… Continue reading
Celebrating 10 years of generosity, the Readers Care Fund is kicking off another season of generosity to help our neighbors in need. With the help of caring community members, the Readers Care Fund will support key community groups that provide basic needs. Gifts made to the Lynden Tribune Readers Care… Continue reading
In past years the Blaine Boys and Girls Club faced a dilemma when poor weather prevented them from providing programs outside. They would either serve kids in “shifts” or face the undesirable option of turning kids away from the Club. Early in 2016, that will be no longer be… Continue reading
You all know that Chuck Robinson has been on an epic trip across the country on his bike which he also chose to make into a fundraiser for the Whatcom Community Foundation, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, and Galva Foundation for Educational Enrichment; three organizations that mean a lot to him. Yesterday, Chuck’s journey came to an abrupt… Continue reading
When Community Foundation board member Chuck Robinson told us last year that he intended to ride his bike from Bellingham to Galva, Illinois to attend his 50th High School Reunion, we thought that was a pretty audacious and admirable… Continue reading
With the help of dozens of generous donors, 146 young people received scholarships to help them move forward with their education. Those who attended the scholarship awards ceremony on May 12th at Bellingham High School were incredibly impressed with the students and the diversity of their plans for the future.… Continue reading