Past Grantees

2016 Competitive Grant Awards

Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center $4,800
Youth Outreach for Boating Education

Bellingham Festival of Music $3,500
Music Outreach Program: Four Free Community Chamber Music Concerts

Bellingham Public Schools Foundation $10,000
Families Matter

Blue Skies for Children $2,500
Shoe Give Program

Camp Horizon Foundation $2,000
Outdoor Sports Expansion

Compass Health – Whatcom $10,000
Early Assessment and Mental Health Support for Transition Aged Youth

Kuntz Community Arts (DBA Kuntz and Company) $6,400
Any Child

LAW Advocates $5,000
Truancy Clinic

Lummi Nation Service Organization for Lummi Youth Academy $10,000
Native Youth Pipeline to College

Lummi Nation Service Organization $10,000
Spirit of the Sxwo’le – The Salmon People Are Worth Saving

Lydia Place $10,000
Parent Support Program

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,500
Nooksack River Stewards Program

North Cascades Institute $5,000
Mount Baker SnowSchool

Northwest Educational Service District 189 $3,488
Art classes at Whatcom Detention School

Opportunity Council – Dept. of Early Learning & Family Services $9,500
Project X-It

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities $5,000
Tenmile Clean Water Project

Skagit River Poetry Foundation $6,400
Poetry in the School

South Fork Valley Community Association $4,000
South Fork Valley Community Information Hub

Sustainable Connections $5,000
KAPOW II

Western Washington University Foundation, on behalf of WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment $10,000
Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Conduct Fish and Wildlife Surveys

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement $4,941
Community Supporting Community: Building capacity of East Whatcom County Coalition to serve community members

Whatcom Community College Foundation $8,000
Parenting Education at Bellingham School District Title I Elementary Schools

Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department $3,000
Plantation Range Youth Rifle Shooting Program

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center $3,000
Supervised Visitation Program

Whatcom Literacy Council $5,815
Literacy programs for underserved areas of Whatcom County.

Wild Whatcom $7,500
Kids Outside! Ed-ventures with Wild Whatcom

Grand Total $162,344


 

2016 Bellingham Youth Philanthropy Grant Awards 

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $2,500 
Make A Difference Day Work Party

North Cascades Institute $2,000
Mountain School Scholarship for Low-Income, Rural Whatcom County Schools

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities $2,500
Green Classroom Certification Program

Secret Harbor $2,500
Summer Environmental Work Experience Training Program

Wild Whatcom $830
Step up and Serve

Total  2016 Bellingham Youth Philanthropy Grant Awards $10,330


 

2015 Competitive Grants

Allied Arts of Whatcom County $6,700
Allied Arts Education Program

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber Foundation $2,500
Leadership Whatcom

Bellingham Theatre Guild $2,500
New Foundation

Brigid Collins House $5,000
The Brigid Collins and Carl Cozier School Partnership Project

FACES Northwest $3,000
FACES Family Autism Program

Ferndale Arts Commission $5,000
Ferndale Summer Children’s Theater

Foothills Food Bank $3,000
Winter Pantry Program & Spring Pantry Program

Fountain Community Church $2,000
Hunger relief and Safe Housing

Growing Veterans / Growing Washington $10,000
Growing Veterans Peer Support Mentor Project

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County $5,000
Youth United Build for the VanDyken family on Haxton Way, Bellingham

Jazz Project $5,000
Out of the Ashes Music Therapy Program

Kuntz Community Arts $5,000
Marina

Lummi Youth Academy / Lummi Nation Service Organization $6,000
Pipeline to College

Mercy Housing Northwest $6,000
Service-Enriched Housing

Mount Baker Planned Parenthood $5,000
Teen Council

Mount Baker Theatre $7,300
Continuation of Community Spaces – Free Space Rental for Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $10,000
Students for Salmon

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $2,500
Environmental Conservation Internship Program

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,500
Nooksack River Stewards

North Cascades Institute $5,000
Mountain School Stewardship

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation $2,403
North Chuckanut Bay Citizen Science Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Project

Northwest Youth Services $9,769
We Grow (Part of Vocational Readiness Program)

Northwest Youth Services $10,000
Queer Youth Project

Rebound Of Whatcom County $3,000
Healthy Foods and Relationships for Kids and Families

Salish Sea Experience / Bellingham Public School Foundation $6,000
Salish Sea Experience

Sculpture Northwest $5,000
A Home for Sculpture Northwest

Sea-Mar Community Health Center $2,200
Sea Mar Reach Out and Read Whatcom County

Secret Harbor $3,000
Support Services for Children and Families served by Foster Care Resources (FCR)

South Fork Valley Community Association $3,900
South Fork Valley Community Information Hub

 Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement $4,987
Addressing barriers to care among the newly insured: an emphasis on health disparities

Whatcom County Council On Aging $4,000
Meals on Wheels and More Farm to Seniors Project

Whatcom County Homeless Coalition / Opportunity Council $6,000
Homeless Outreach Team

Whatcom County Parks Department $4,000
Plantation Range Youth Rifle Shooting Program

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center $4,000
Stable Home Mediation Program

Whatcom Literacy Council $6,982
Literacy programs serving greater Whatcom County.

Wild Whatcom $6,776
Wild Whatcom Access Project (WWAP)

Grand Total  $186,017


2014 Competitive Grants

4th Corner Fly Fishers $5,000
Educating middle and high school and college students in the sport of fly fishing including conservation, fly tying and fly casting instruction

Alzheimer Society of Washington $2,000
Staying Connected Support Group

American Rivers Inc $4,000
Nooksack River Recreation Plan

Bellingham Farmers Market Association $15,000
Fresh Bucks Program

Blue Skies for Children $2,000
Little Wishes

Brigid Collins Family Support Center $5,000
School Connections:  Improving classroom behavior and academic achievement through evidence-based parenting education

FACES Northwest $5,000
FACES Family Autism Program Outreach

Foothills Food Bank $2,000
Winter Pantry Program & Spring Pantry Program

Friends Of The Lynden Public Library $500
Lynden Library StoryWalk

Futures Northwest $6,110
Summer Transition Program for At-Risk, Low-Income High School Freshmen

Kuntz and Company $5,000
The many faces of silence

LAW Advocates $5,000
Domestic Violence Parenting Plan Clinic

Lummi Youth Academy $10,000
Native American: Pipeline to College

Mount Baker Theatre $7,000
Free Encore Room Rental Program for Whatcom County Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $5,000
Environmental Conservation Internship Program

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,500
Nooksack River Stewards Program

North Cascades Institute $5,000
Mountain School Stewardship

Northwest Ballet Theater $3,000
Fundamentals of Ballet

Northwest Indian College $10,000
Lummi Food Sovereignty Project

Northwest Youth Services $7,180
Queer Youth Project

Pacific Arts Association $8,000
2014 Drayton Harbor Music Festival

RE Sources $10,000
WaterWORK

Royal Family Kids Camp $3,250
Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC)

Sea Mar Community Health Centers $2,200
Reach Out and Read Whatcom County

South Fork Valley Community Association $3,700
South Fork Valley Civic Development/Community Programs

Spark Museum of Electrical Invention $2,100
Spark Museum’s littleBits Outreach Development

Sustainable Connections $5,000
Bike Corral Collaborative Project for Safe Routes to Schools

United Way of Whatcom County $5,000
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 2014

Western’s Center for Service-Learning $10,000
Build Better Communities

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement $6,500
Whatcom County as a community of end-of-life excellence

Whatcom Center for Early Learning $5,000
Assessments for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Whatcom County Council On Aging Inc $5,000
Farm to Seniors

Whatcom County Parks Department $4,000
Plantation Range Youth Rifle Shooting Program

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center $6,885
Diversity in Mediation Scholarship Project

Whatcom Humane Society $4,476
Kendall Kids Project

Whatcom Literacy Council $5,600
Literacy support related to the new GED test

York Community Farm $8,100
York Community Farm Internship Program 

Total Competitive Grants Granted in 2014:   $206,101


2013 Competitive Grants

Allied Arts of Whatcom County  $4,630
Creative Spaces: Temporary Exhibits in Vacant Downtown Storefronts

ARC of Whatcom County $9,600
Designing and implementing a collaborative interdisciplinary evaluation system for young children with developmental concerns

FACES Northwest $2,000
F.A.C.E.S. Northwest Autism Program

Friends Of Island Library $2,600
The Island Library: Keeping Our Link to Community

Intercommunity Mercy Housing $5,370
Bilingual Afterschool Program

Kulshan Community Land Trust $2,500          
Leadership Development & Community Engagement for Low-Income Community Members

Kulshan Middle School $1,690
Kulshan Robotics Club

Lydia Place $5,000              
Community Events & Life Skills Program

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $13,900
Environmental Conservation Intership Program & Nooksack River Stewards program

North Cascades Institute $5,000
Mountain School Stewardship

Northwest Indian College $23,000
Lummi Food Sovereignty Project

Northwest Youth Services $9,108
Growing Youth Vocational Readiness Program (formerly Youth Grown)

Opportunity Council $6,000
Dorothy Place Children’s Program

Pacific Arts Association $8,000
Blaine Jazz Camp and Festival 2013

South Fork Valley Community Association $3,500     
South Fork Valley civic development and community programs

The Neighborhood Playhouse $1,400
“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” school show series sponsorship

United Way of Whatcom County $5,000   
Project Homeless Connect (PHC) 2013

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement $5,000          
End of Life Choices: Changing the Community Conversation

Whatcom Family & Community Network $7,500
Children’s Resilience Project

Whatcom Museum Foundation $2,000   
Family Access Membership Program: County Expansion

Total Competitive Grants Granted in 2013:    $122,798


2012 Competitive Grants

4th Corner Fly Fishers  $3,300

Fly Fishing (fly tying,casting & stewardship) Youth Education

Animals as Natural Therapy $6,606

Learning Life Project

ARC of Whatcom County $9,924

Single Entry Access to Services (SEAS) for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Bellingham Festival of Music $2,500

Free Community Concerts

Blue Skies for Children $3,000

Little Wishes Program

Brigid Collins Family Support Center $10,000               

Improving classroom behavior and academic achievement for children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’S)

Center for Local Self-Reliance $4,333

Building Community Capacity and Food Security through A Comprehensive Organic Gardening Training Program

Columbia Legal Services $10,000               

Farm Worker Cooperatives:  Building Food Justice from the Ground Up

Futurewise Whatcom $7,500

Whatcom County Agricultural Strategic Plan Implementation Support

Lummi Nation School $6,200

Young Native Women Empowerment

Lynden Heritage Foundation $1,000

Alaska Canadian Highway Trip through Time

Marianne’s House $500     

Educational Computer & Communication Skills Development Program

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,650

Liam Wood Fly Fishers and River Guardians

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $5,000

Whatcom County Stream Stewards

Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center $500     

Child Outreach Project

Northwest Youth Services $9,488

Youth Grown Vocational Readiness Program

People For Puget Sound $3,000.00           

Kayaking Kids II: Protecting Puget Sound from Spartina

ReUse Works $10,000               

Jobs from Waste

South Fork Valley Community Association $3,230

South Fork Valley Civic Development and Community Programs

The Bellingham Public School Foundation $10,000       

Club de Lectura: A heritage language learner program for native Spanish speaking students enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools.

The Jazz Project $5,000

Piano Liberation Organization

The Western Foundation $5,474

Whatcom Farm Resilience

United Way of Whatcom County $6,000

Project Homeless Connect  (PHC) 2012

Whatcom County Council on Aging $10,000               

Sustainability for Bellingham Senior Nutrition Program

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center $4,784

Stable Home Mediation Program

Whatcom Literacy Council $5,000

Shuksan Language Learning Lab for ELL Parents

Whatcom Museum Foundation $2,000

Family Access Membership Program Expansion

Whatcom Parks & Recreation Foundation $10,000               

Nooksack Loop Trail

Whatcom Poetry Series $1,542

Poets’ Reading Series and Poetry in Public Education Program (PIPE) Capacity Expansion


Total  Granted in 2012:    $163,531        

 


2011 Competitive Grants

Alzheimer Society of Washington $3,000

to create a simple, easily accessible pathway for needy individuals to access donated and reduced cost behavioral health services; to increase use of behavioral health services by clinically and financially eligible persons.

Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center $5,000

to increase cold-water safety awareness in Bellingham Bay. Elements include training educators, airing PSA’s, adapting curriculum for a school based pilot project, education booths at public events, website development and a public cold-water safety fair, webcam installation at Post Point.

Bellingham Railway Museum $4,480

for “Rails and Trails, Education and Fitness” – a program to provide guidebooks and trail head signage along three historic railroad routes in Bellingham. The public will enjoy scenic walks coupled with education about the history of railroads.

Brigid Collins $4,000

for the “Stewards of Children” Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training Program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action.

Camp Horizon Foundation $1,000

Lions Camp Horizon is opening a specialized camping session for 2011 that will focus on creating more opportunities for high functioning special needs individuals to participate in recreational activities that they would otherwise not get to partake in.

Clay for Earth $4,000

to support an after school video club that would offer ten weeks of documentary instruction and creation for youth of the Boys and Girls Club of Lynden. Kids would learn to film and edit, ultimately producing a short film on their individual stories.

Conservation Northwest $1,000

to reach out to community and business leaders (with materials and in person conversations) with a goal of having these leaders weigh in on the creation and management of a county park in the lake Whatcom drinking watershed.

Downtown Bellingham Partnership $5,000

to improve the Downtown Bellingham streetscape, support merchants and instill community pride. Downtown Bellingham Partnership, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, and the City of Bellingham are developing this program to fill vacant storefronts with original art installations and performances.

FACES Northwest $3,500

to expand the programs enrollment capacity in order to help more of our community’s children with autism and improve access to the community through peer mentors, participation in community outings, and therapeutic activities.

Ferndale Community Resource Center $5,000

to ensure that a Strengthening Families Program is offered to families in Ferndale with youth 10-14. It is the only program that has been found over several decades to make a difference in youth vulnerability to deviant behaviors. The funding will cover honoraria for four experienced facilitators, food and materials for the class.

Futurewise Whatcom $10,000

to continue the Urban Livability advocacy to promote more compact, livable, and vital urban areas that are accessible by bike, foot and transit while enhancing economic development in Bellingham.

Lummi Youth Academy $1,000

The Academy will travel to New York summer of 2011 in an attempt to experience and contribute to Native American culture by attending Native American Museums and other hot spots, as well as the sites of the healing totem poles.

Mount Baker School District #507 $5,000

to implement a substance abuse prevention curriculum within an interactive and focused skill-building environment with an educational focus to support parents, youth and families in our communities.

NAMI of Whatcom County $2,500

supporting NAMI Community Education Classes, comprised of 3 courses – Peer to Peer for individuals with a mental illness, Family to Family for family and friends of individuals with mental illness, and NAMI Basics for parents of children or adolescents with mental illness.

Northwest Indian College $10,000

to support the the Lummi Traditional Foods Project, a community-based participatory research project that is testing an approach to improved food behaviors that emphasizes lifestyle changes based on traditional healthy diets. Hands-on educational activities are an important part of the project.

North Cascades Institute $7,049

for providing scholarships for 50-67 underserved Whatcom County youth to attend Mountain School, a multi-day environmental education program that takes place at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in the heart of North Cascades National Park.

People for Puget Sound $3,000

to support “Kayaking Kids,” a program that will engage youth, including the disadvantaged, in eradicating the invasive weed spartina in the waters of Whatcom County. The program is community and outdoor-oriented, using kayaks to survey and provide access for removal of the weeds.

Plantation Rifleman Club $3,000

to cover the cost of Plantation Range use and the expendable ammunition for 12 consecutive Saturday morning sessions of supervised smallbore (.22 rimfire) rifle shooting for kids 16 years of age or younger.

South Fork Valley Community Association $3,148

to continue civic development processes of enhancing Valley electronic communications, as well as provide educational, social and recreational programs offering networking and connectivity for families in the South Fork Valley.

The Western Foundation $1,782

for the Speech-Language Clinic at WWU development of an Autism Program and in collaboration with other service providers in the community, the program will provide a seamless referral, diagnosis and intervention system. Requested funding will provide seed money for program development.

Visiting Nurse Home Care $2,500

for the Friendly Visitors program to match qualified and trained volunteers with lonely and isolated seniors to foster their independence, safety and health.

Whatcom Family and Community Network $8,500

to expand the Whatcom Gang Prevention Team’s initial ongoing community mobilization effort to four additional school/neighborhood sites and bring the current educational and mentoring programs to those new sites.

Whatcom Literacy Council $4,850

to provide accessible learning opportunities for the parents of elementary students at Roosevelt Elementary School who wish to improve their reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills.

Whatcom Museum Foundation $1,000

for a new program to provide free admission to qualified low-income families in Whatcom County. The Museum will work with county schools to serve families participating in the Free and Reduced Lunch program.

Y M C A $3,000

for Adventure Camp, an outdoor based affordable day camp. Utilizing the BSD’s conservation site, we are committed to strengthening our community by nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Young Writers Studio $1,100

Young Writers Studio is currently 100% volunteer run, school programs connecting students with adults to support and encourage effective communication through writing are being requested at a rapidly increasing rate. Funding would go toward recruitment and training of community volunteers.

Total Granted in 2011: $103,409


2010 Competitive Grants

Animals as Natural Therapy $5,000

in support of BRIDGES, a program in collaboration with the Bellingham School District serving local youth who are troubled or troubling.

Assistance League of Bellingham $1,500

in support of Operation School Bell, which provides new school clothing to Whatcom County primary school children that are living in poverty.

Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center $8,000

in support of Childhood Education, Health & Nutrition, Parent Involvement and General Family Support for low income families living in Whatcom County.

Bellingham Technical College Foundation $5,000

in support of low income parent and pre-parent/childbirth education scholarships at Bellingham Technical College.

Blue Skies for Children $3,500

in support  the Little Wishes Enrichment Program which benefits at risk, low income children of Whatcom County by providing sports and musical equipment, providing opportunities to take lessons or go to camps all which build self esteem, foster hidden talents and provide life enrichment.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $5,000

in support of serving 600 migrant and low income youth in the Health & Life Skills Programs by increasing program frequency and teen participation.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County $6,000

in support of the Safety During Distress Project to improve the response to Whatcom County victims of domestic violence affected by the economic recession.

Ferndale Community Resource Center $$8,400

in support of seed funds for staff and outreach for the second year of the Ferndale Community Resource Center – the only location within the Ferndale area that offers social services, information about available resources and a variety of educational opportunities for the community.

Ferndale Food Bank $5,500

in support of funding expansion of the capacity of the Ferndale Food Bank to handle the growing needs in the Ferndale community.

Hope House Multi Service Center $4,000

in support of providing easier access to emergency basic needs services for North and East Whatcom County low income and at risk residents.

Intercommunity Mercy Housing $4,500

in support of providing on site supportive services to low income Hispanic farm workers and their families residing at Sterling Meadows Apartments in Bellingham.

LAW Advocates $4,500

in support of providing assistance for disabled and homeless individuals apply for state and federal disability benefits.

Marianne’s House $5,000

in support of  Adult Day Respite Care funding to help replace loss of state funding for adults with development disabilities.

Mount Baker Planned Parenthood $5,500

in support of funding for the employment of an Americorps volunteer who would assist MBPP’s education department in expanding the peer education and community based programs to better meet the growing need for sexual health education.

Northwest Regional Council $2,500

in support of the Kinship Respite Care program, where older adults are often ill-prepared to raise their grandchildren and are not likely to understand services available to them.  This program assists these older adults to find supportive services, establish guardianship or foster-status, and to find support for their financial needs.

Opportunity Council $8,000

in support of funding equipment purchases, program planning, development and rental costs related to moving food preparation programs to a centralized location for Maple Alley Inn, a Whatcom County program that provides nutritious meals two days a week to people struggling to feed themselves and their families.

South Fork Valley Community Association $4,200

in support of promoting food equity, increasing self-sufficiency and continuing civic development through local communications and social media for the South Fork area residents.

Sun Community Service $8,000

in support of increasing the capacity via staff hours of Sun Community Services Shelter Program that provides mentally unstable and re-entering those with a criminal history to a safe place to live.

Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access $5,000

in support of assisting uninsured Whatcom County residents to obtain coverage and care for programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and Washington State’s basic health plan.

Whatcom Center for Early Learning $5,000

in support of two weekly Whatcom Center for Earling Learning child/family support groups to strengthen families of young children ages birth to 3 with special needs and to build capacity within and between families to benefit parents, siblings and extended family members.

Whatcom County Re-Entry Coalition $10,000

in support of using the “Housing First” model by housing those returning to Whatcom County from prison or jail who are willing to change their lives and help them navigate the burdensome hoops of our society – this process also includes counseling, education and employment.

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center $7,500

in support of several youth programs including  youth workshops to meet rising demand by local schools, teen mediation training to build volunteer capacity to mediate these difficult relationships and the development of an advisory board to help guide services.

Whatcom Volunteer Center $5,000

in support of House to Home Network – the Virtual Furniture Bank with a goal to increase the housing stability of re-housed homeless clients, build community capacity to support public and private investment in ending homelessness in Whatcom County.

Womencare Shelter $6,000

in support of all of Womencares Shelter’s programs:  providing a 24 hour crisis line, 18 bed emergency confidential shelter, legal advocacy, one on one advocacy, support groups, weekly empowering art workshops, children’s advocacy, children’s groups, community education, and permanent housing with rental subsidies and case management.

 Total granted in 2010: $132,600


2009 Competitive Grants

Blue Skies for Children  $2,316

in support  of Little Wishes Enrichment Program, which provides homeless, low-income and foster children with an opportunity to be involved in extra curricular activities such as martial arts, team sports, music and art lessons.

Broadway Neighborhood Youth Center  $901

in support of hosting art workshops, family fun nights and community work projects at the youth center.

FACES Northwest $2,000 

in support of FACES summer program giving children with autism access to the community through participation in community activities and outings

Friends of North Fork Community Library $12,000

in support of matching funds for a new Children and Youth Library to serve five rural, unincorporated communities in east Whatcom County

Friends of Deming Library $5,253 

in support of the expansion of the Deming Library to accomodate an increase of patronage  as well as the technology needs of a rural community

The Jazz Project $2,201

in support of the Piano Liberation Organization, a sustainable piano placement program whereby the Jazz Project  rescues, refurbishes and places student model pianos for students and families in need of long term no fee leases

Marianne’s House $1,069

in support of a campaign to increase community awareness and recruit a dedicated board which will more effectively lead the center in serving adults with developmental disabilities

Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center $2,000 

in suport of expanding the center’s enrollment capacity in order to help more of our community’s autistic children in improving their living skills and self-esteem through specially designed therapeutic horseback riding lessons

Old Town Christian Ministries $901 

in support of operational funding for Amy’s Place for Youth, a program that provides a comfortable, safe, easily accessible, low barrier, structured and empowering environment to runaway, homeless, street-dependent youth ages eleven to twenty-one

RE Sources $7,771

in support of expanding the “Be Cool” program to local faith communities by targeting congregations, youth groups and facility managers to challenge individuals to make lifestyle changes to personally combat climate change

Sun Community Service $5,071

in support of transitional and urgent shelter and support for people who are homeless and have a mental illness

Van Zandt Community Hall Association $3,416 

in support of more events and activities for families and children, a community blog to encourage interaction and long term civic development for the South Fork Valley Community

Whatcom County Re-Entry Coalition $4,000  

in support of operational funding for Housing and Transitional Coaching, a program that provides “housing first” to at risk Whatcom County residents to ensure their successful re-entry into the community

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra $6,000 

in support of the Outreach Programs that enriches the lives of children by engaging their interest in orchestral music, encourages them to become musicians themselves and supports their musical development

 Total granted in 2009: $54,899 


 

 

2008 Competitive Grants

Alternatives to Hunger $5,000

In support of the three acre Food Bank Farm, a partnership with Growing Washington, Small Potatoes Gleaning and dozens of community volunteers – to grow vegetables for the Bellingham Food Bank

American Red Cross $1,500 

In support of the Student First Aid Service Team, a group of highly trained emergency first aid responders, ages 14 to 24, available for community events

Archdiocesan Housing Authority$3,000 

In support of funding for Resident Support Services, a new program that will strengthen the ability for AHA to accept applicants that have had difficulty maintaining stability in their housing by setting up special screening processes and developing independent service plans for qualified applicants

Bellingham Technical College $1,553

In support of “Baby Connections” – a free weekly program dedicated to improving parent’s nurturing and child-rearing skills emphasizing the importance of early learning and literacy, that also provides children’s books to the families that participate

Blue Skies for Children $2,674 

In support of Little Wishes Enrichment Program by providing homeless, low-income and foster children with an opportunity to be involved in extra curricular activities such as martial arts, team sports, music and art lessons

Communities In Schools of Whatcom County $2,000

In support of funding a series of educational programs designed to increase awareness of the factors which lead to dropout and highlights services and interventions available to kids and their families in Whatcom County

Interfaith Coalition$3,000

In support of the Mental-Health Partnership program between Interfaith Coalition, Interfaith Community Health Center, and mental-health therapists in our community to provide affordable counsel to clients referred to therapists from the behavioral-health program at Interfaith Community Health Center

Lummi Ventures Community Partnership $5,318 

In support of documentation and presentation of the cultural and performance arts of the Lummi Cultural Arts Association in order to preserve the heritage, promote economic self-sufficiency and enhance a broader cross-cultural sense between the Lummi Nation and the citizens of Whatcom County

Lydia Place $2,500 

In support of case management, life skills training, and advocacy on-site to the families living in the Bellingham Housing Authority’s homeless units

Neighborhood Youth Centers $5,000

In support of staff, programming, maintenance and operations of the new Broadway Neighborhood Youth Center located near Whatcom Middle School

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $4,000

In support NSEA’s Volunteer Coordinator position, which oversees all NSEA programs involving educating, recruitment and retention of local volunteers

Northwest Youth Services $2,500 

In support of “Just Us + You” a campaign to expand support of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and their allies in Whatcom County to help keep kids safe, heal family relationships, reconnect youth to their community and promote self-reliance

RE Sources $4,490    

In support of “Be Cool”, an innovative program that will challenge individuals to make lifestyle changes to personally combat climate change

Start Here Community Arts $2,861  

In support of 2008 Procession of the Species and to fund a survey as to the viability of establishing a permanent community art studio space to serve families and individuals of all ages in our community

Van Zandt Community Hall Association $3,750   

In support of funding South Fork Valley community programs and long-term civic development planning

Washington State University $3,000

In support part-time staff person to coordinate, support and supervise 15 to 20 graduates of the 2008 trained volunteers for the Watershed Master / Beach Watchers program who work to protect and restore clean water, fish, shelfish and wildlife in Whatcom County

Western Washington University Center for Service-Learning $2,500 

In support of Youth 4 REAL, a mentoring program that matches pre-service teachers in the Masters in Teaching program at Western Washington University with youth from Shuksan Middle School

Whatcom Center for Early Learning $5,000

In support of Ferndale Toddler Time, a birth to age 3 program designed to provide large motor skill activities, literacy/reading interest, exploration and socialization for both developmentally delayed and typically developing toddlers and preschoolers

Whatcom Literacy Council $2,500

In support of strengthening literacy volunteer recruitment efforts in communities outside of Bellingham in the North Fork area especially in Maple Falls, Kendall and Blaine

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra $2,500

In support of “Opera is for Everyone” production of Hansel and Gretel, one of four concerts/educational outreach programs by the Symphony and will utilize a newly developed workbook for teachers to use with the Arts and Writing components of the Essential Academic Learning Requirements

Total granted in 2008: $64,646 


 2007 Competitive Grants

Animals as Natural Therapy $2,366

In support of a program that teaches empathy for our elderly population through visits by teens with animals to elders in extended care facilities

Blue Skies for Children $2,200

In support of Little Wishes, a program which provides homeless, foster and low-income children, ages 4-15, with opportunites to be involved in extra curricular activities in arts and sports

Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $6,000

In support of after school programs for children in the community of Ferndale by assisting with the post fire relocation costs and increased membership costs.

Brigadoon Assistance Dogs $5,000

In support of the expansion of “Paws Across Campus” into a full semester elective course at Sehome High School in Bellingham

First Christian Church $2,000

In support of development of a community garden on Church property, for the purpose of encouraging community members to garden and to donate a portion of their produce to organizations that feed the hungry in our community.

Intercommunity Mercy Housing $3,000

In support of educational on-site services to low income Hispanic Farm worker families residing at Sterling Meadows Apartments in Bellingham, Washington

LAW Advocates $5,000

In support of a program to assist homeless individuals to apply for state and/or federal disablity benefits, thereby providing a stable income stream and health benefits with the goal of stabilizing their lives and addressing their homelessness.

North Cascades Institute $6,000

In support of funding “Mountain School” in Whatcom County – the North Cascades Institute’s flagship environmental education program

Northwest Youth Services $3,500

In support of Transitional Living Program, which provides housing and active support toward self-sufficiency for up to 18 months for youth aging out of the foster care system

Pacific Arts Association $2,500

In support of funding for a new professional marketing director, replacing a six-year volunteer, for 2007-2008 season

Van Zandt Community Hall Association $3,500

In support of improvements to the Van Zandt Community Hall and park, including bathrooms necessary for community events, programs and recreational activities

Whatcom County Agriculture Preservation Committee $4,000

In support of implementing a community farmer outreach and research project to increase community awareness for Whatcom County Agriculture

Whatcom Family and Community Network $3,500

In support of programs and operations of the Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center

Whatcom Film Association $2,400

In support of a strategic planning process to assist Whatcom Film Association in maximizing expanded service to the community during a period of significant growth and transition

Whatcom Hispanic Organization $3,000

In support of Computer Wizards, a program designed to expand the computer literacy of youth and families with limited access to technology by providing a computer access site, training for 50 Computer Wizards and computer and literacy education for 75 participants

Whatcom Land Trust $1,000

In support of the production and distribution of “Whatcom Places II” serving as an informational, educational and fundraising device to support the mission of Whatcom Land Trust

Whatcom Museum of History & Art $1,750

In support of the exhibition “Teaching Learning – Learning Teaching: The Campus School, 1899-1967; a history of The Campus School” (now Western Washington University)

Whatcom Volunteer Center $500

In support of four training seminars in aspects of volunteer management for Non-profit organizations in Whatcom County

*Boy Scouts of America – Mt Baker Council $100


*Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center $500

In support of board and program development

Total granted in 2007: $57,216

*Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle


2006 Competitive Grants

ARC of Whatcom County $3,000

In support of a new part-time Person-Centered Planning Aide for The CHOICE Project, which helps people with developmental disabilities exercise their own decision-making skills.

Brigadoon Assistance Dogs $5,000

In support of a new program that will engage at-risk students from Sehome High School by pairing them with assistance dogs-in-training who they will help train using principles such as patience, consistency, positive motivation, anger management and leadership.

Everson Lions Club Foundation $5,000

In support of hiring assistance for researching potential funders and partners to help develop the vision of building a community center serving Nooksack Valley.

Home Port Learning Center $3,000

In support of Readiness to Earn, a project intended to enhance the education, social skills and service-learning experiences of the students at Home Port Learning Center leading to paid employment opportunities.

Interfaith Coalition $5,000

In support of funding staff time for managing and developing the homeless housing program that seeks to recruit and retain a strong network of volunteers to renovate and maintain a network of eight houses.

Nooksack Valley Multicultural Teacher Project $2,750

In support of a collaborative effort between Nooksack Valley Middle and High School teachers to help disconnected students envision future social and academic success.

Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center $4,100

In support of therapeutic riding lessons for children from Harmony Elementary School and FACES Northwest, enhancing physical, psychological, emotional and social development for all participants.

Sumas Youth & Community Services $5,300

In support of facility rental and maintenance and two youth director positions for the Homework Help program, serving at-risk youth in the greater Sumas area.

Sustainable Connections $5,000

In support of the Food and Farming program, working to create a more equitable, healthy and diverse local food system and to preserve and enhance the rural character and economy of Whatcom County.

Whatcom Coalition for Healthy Communities $3,000

In support of the development of an alumni program for Leadership Whatcom, which will help the collaborative community leadership program become more self sustaining.

Whatcom Dream $5,000

In support of doubling the capacity of the Financial & Life Skills Development Program, actively engaging more than 100 individuals and families from the Roosevelt Neighborhood in collaborative community transformation.

Whatcom Literacy Council $3,000\

In support of free customized tutoring for 15 students as well as two Whatcom Literacy Council programs: Talk Time, which provides English conversation classes, and Survival English and Pathway to Community Resources, which helps 75 adults improve their reading, writing or English-speaking skills.

Total granted in 2006: $49,150

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants



2005 Competitive Grants

Allied Arts of Whatcom County $3,000

For support of the Allied Arts Education Project, which provides a coordinated effort to encourage arts education opportunities and networking services throughout Whatcom County.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters $4,000
For support of 25 new matches in 2005 within the Community-Based Mentoring Program.

Futurewise $4,000
For support of the Whatcom County Futures Project, which will work to strengthen protections for environmentally sensitive areas, shrink the Blaine urban growth area, and eliminate thousands of units of potential sprawl development in Whatcom County’s rural area.

Humanities Washington $4,000

For support of purchasing books for free distribution to families participating in the Motheread/Fatheread family literacy program in Whatcom County.

Kulshan Community Land Trust $4,000

For support of expanding KCLT’s current programs providing information and resources about homeownership to improve the rate of homeownership among the Latino population in Whatcom County.

LAW Advocates $6,000

For support of the Pro Bono program, Disability Advocacy for Homeless People, Financial Freedom through Education, and outreach to non English speaking populations.

Leadership Whatcom $5,000

For support of an adult leadership development program designed to cultivate existing and emerging leaders throughout Whatcom County.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $5,000

For support of Earth Service Corps, a cooperative program with NSEA, Whatcom Family YMCA, and three high schools to institute a service-learning program to involve high school students in cooperative environmental projects.

ReUse Works $4,000

For support of an appliance salvage, repair and sales business that also provides job training and new jobs for low-income residents of Whatcom County.

Sustainable Connections $5,000 For support of the Food and Farming program

that works to create a more equitable, healthy and diverse local food system while preserving and enhancing the rural character and economy of Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Commission on Children and Youth $2,000

For support of the continued partnership of many local service providers to continue work on the Roosevelt Neighborhood Resource Center.

Whatcom Humane Society $4000

For support of the Kids Care! Youth for Whatcom Humane Society Shelter Campaign, involving children and teens in Whatcom County in a campaign to raise money for a new animal shelter.

Total granted in 2005: $50,000

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants


2004 Competitive Grants

Alpine Safety Awareness Program $3,000

In support of a community-based program using local resources to bring alpine safety awareness to middle and high school students.

American Museum of Radio $5,000

In support of the Science and Arts Education Program, which offers exciting multidisciplinary science and arts activities for children and intergenerational audiences in Whatcom County.

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department $1,300

In support of “Green House Gardening: Dig It!,” a program designed to teach participants with disabilities about the joys of gardening.

Farm Friends $5,000

In support of the development of membership materials and payment for a part-time Membership Coordinator for the Membership Drive Project.

Lydia Place $5,000

In support of the Therapeutic Children’s Follow-up Program, which offers child advocacy and supportive services for up to one year after a family has graduated from the in-house Lydia Place program.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $5,100

In support of the Environmental Conservation Internship Program, which will provide students the opportunity to assume leadership roles while working to accomplish salmon recovery and habitat restoration.

Northwest Youth Services $6,000

In support of the Northwest Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (NINE), which will be used to build community capacity to meet the needs of Whatcom County’s children, youth and families through a better trained, more qualified nonprofit workforce.

Power of Hope $5,100

In support of three ongoing key program activities, Youth Voices, Weekend youth gatherings, and Summer Programs.

Puget Sound Restoration Fund $1,000

In support of a community shellfish festival in June, 2004 that will educate citizens about sustaining water quality in Drayton Harbor and involve them in the harvest of oysters grown by volunteer members of the Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm project.

Small Potatoes Gleaning Project $1,000

In support of the day-to-day management of Small Potatoes Gleaning Project.

Whatcom County Commission on Children and Youth $2,500

In support of a collaborative effort to establish a community center located in the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Total granted in 2004: $40,000

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants


2003 Competitive Grants

 Allied Arts of Whatcom County* $150

For support of a forum regarding sustainable community arts education partnerships.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County $3,190

For support of a membership drive and public awareness campaign designed to increase membership and boost community participation in events, educational programs and exhibits.

Bellingham Festival of Music $4,500

For support of general operating expenses related to forming a new orchestra, securing alternative concert venues, and salary support for the Development and Marketing Director position.

Blaine Family Service Center $3,000

For support of the third season of the Student Summer Theater.

Home Port Learning Center $5,000

For support of funding for a curriculum consultant and the development of a new curriculum that will integrate successful elements from the current curriculum with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

Lynden Heritage Foundation $2,000

For support of a community workshop program with Patrick Dougherty consisting of three public speaking engagements that will stimulate interest, inspire creativity and encourage meaningful relationships through social interaction.

Northwest Indian College $2,000

For support of the Eighth Annual Conference for Native American Women & Girls, which focuses on prevention of birth defects, pre-maturity, low birth weight and infant mortality.

Northwest Youth Services $5,000

For support of a volunteer recruitment and training campaign, and an additional ten court sessions for the Teen Court Program.

The Pedal Project $1,000

For support of the Earn-A-Bike program which seeks to provide low-income individuals with affordable and reliable transportation.

Power of Hope $5,000

For support of youth empowerment through the arts and three key program activities: Youth Voices, Weekend youth gatherings, and Summer Programs.

Sustainable Connections $3,000

For support of the first annual Imagine This! Home and Landscape Tour, which will provide opportunity for Whatcom County residents to visit homes and landscapes that have implemented community building and environmentally friendly strategies and technologies.

Whatcom Coalition for Healthy Communities* $5,000

For support of the development of the Whatcom Coalition for Healthy Communities web site.

Whatcom County Commission on Children and Youth $2,000

For support of a collaborative effort with Networking for Youth involving the Wrap Around Whatcom project that will develop a strengths-based service team model to provide comprehensive, appropriate and timely services to youth in crisis.

Whatcom Museum of History & Art $5,000

For support of the interactive and educational components of an upcoming exhibit that will celebrate Bellingham’s Centennial.

Total granted in 2003: $45,840

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants 


 

2002 Competitive Grants

Allied Arts of Whatcom County $3,000

For support of an arts education program aimed at ensuring that students in elementary and middle schools will be able to meet the state-mandated Essential Academic Learning Requirements.

ARC of Whatcom County $6,000

For support of a project that assists people with developmental disabilities in Whatcom County, using a personal or individual-needs-based approach.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $5,000

For support of a satellite program at Birchwood Elementary School.

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies * $1,000

For support of a documentary film exploring the history of Whatcom Creek and the meaning of this resource to the Bellingham Community over time. The film will be distributed to schools, libraries, and targeted venues.

Christian Hope Association $6,000

For support of the Whatcom Dream, a network of qualified volunteers who work to overcome patterns of poverty, substance abuse and criminal activity in the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Downtown Renaissance Network $8,000

For general support for the Network’s community revitalization and development work

Foothills Theatre Company (FHT) $410

For support of operating costs related to the production of “Barbecuing Hamlet.”

Institute for Northwest Community Advancement $5,000

For support of the day-to-day management of a food security project that rescues unused produce and makes it available to hungry people in Whatcom County.

Intercommunity Housing $7,000

For support of a program at Sterling Meadows Apartments in Bellingham to help migrant farmworkers with housing and economic stability training.

Larrabee Elementary PTA * $700

For support of expressive dance classes for 9 classrooms of students at Larrabee Elementary School.

Lummi Island Community Land Trust $4,000

For operating support for the Trust’s efforts to provide low-income housing on Lummi Island.

Lydia Place $5,000

For support of the Therapeutic Children’s Follow-up Program, which provides child advocacy and support services for children transitioning from temporary to permanent homes.

Next Generation Energy Cooperative $2,000

For support of Phase II of the Whatcom 1000 Solar Rooftop Project.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,500

For support of the Stream Stewards program, which focuses on stream restoration and environmental education activities surrounding five diverse watershed groups in Whatcom County.

Nooksack Valley School District* $500

For support of an event celebrating the community collaboration and the success of the Nooksack Valley Center for Children and Families.

Northwest Youth Services $5,400

For purchase of software to enhance the agency’s expanded development and volunteer recruitment efforts.

Power of Hope $8,000

For support of three programs (Youth Voices, Across the Lines and summer programs) that use the arts to develop youth.

Shuksan Middle School * $700

For support of expressive dance classes for 159 sixth grade students at Shuksan Middle School.

St. Luke’s Foundation* $1,500

For support of the Health Care Access Summit.

Sumas Youth & Community Services $9,000

For general operating support and for a tutoring program for at-risk youth in Sumas.

Sustainable Connections* $500

For support of a public program on growth management led by Better, Not Bigger author Eben Fodor.

Van Zandt Community Club $2,300

For activities to increase knowledge of and support for the South Fork Community Network.

Whatcom County Council of Governments $3,000

For support of a research study reviewing sustainable development strategies for Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Council of Governments $5,000

For support of scenario planning to develop broad community involvement for sustainable economic development with minimum impact on the environment.

Whatcom County Agriculture Preservation Committee* $500

For support of the Tenmile Creek Watershed Restoration Project.

Whatcom Crisis Services, Inc. $500

For support of an 11-week Healthy Relationships program, serving 16-24 middle-school girls.

Whatcom Human Rights Task Force * $200

For support of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration entitled “Spirit of the Dream.”

Whatcom Parks and Recreation Foundation $5,000

For support of the teacher workshop component of the Tennant Lake Interpretive Center’s Wetlands on Wheels Outreach Program.

Total granted in 2002: $102,710

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants


2001 Competitive Grants

The Arc of Whatcom County $9,000.00

For support of a program for families with adult children with developmental disabilities.

Bellingham Festival of Music $7,000.00

For general operating support for the Bellingham Festival of Music

Bellingham – Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence * $2,500.00

For support of a community survey to identify the fears, barriers and experiences of domestic violence victims and survivors as they interface with community services and health care providers in Whatcom County.

Brigid Collins $8,000.00

For support of a program to provide single-point assessment and service-referral for families and family-service providers.

Christian Hope Association $8,000.00

For support of a program that uses education, mentoring and matching funds to encourage family financial planning and saving.

Global Community Institute * $2,500.00

For support of organizational development consultation for Explorations School.

Kulshan Community Land Trust $6,000.00

For supporrt of operations of KCLT, an organization providing a perpetual source of affordable housing in Whatcom County.

LAW Advocates $8,000.00

For support of a program that provides an array of legal assistance to domestic violence victims and their advocates.

Mount Baker Theatre $1,028.50

For support of a collaborative effort to document the history of the Mount Baker Theatre.

Nooksack 5th Grade AAU Basketball * $200.00

For support of special costs of the program.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $7,000.00

For support of interim funding for NSEA’s Volunteer Coordinator position.

Nooksack Valley School District $9,000.00

For support of a program to enhance early childhood development through a partnership between the school district and licensed childcare providers.

North Cascades Institute $3,750.00

For support of scholarships for low-income, minority and underserved youth to attend “Discovery Canoe Camp.”

Puget Sound Restoration Fund $8,000.00

For support of a program to operate a community oyster farm in Drayton Harbor.

Whatcom County Commission on Children and Youth * $500.00

For support of an assessment of the program’s ability to integrate youth with and without disabilities.

Whatcom County Community Network $6,700.00

For support of a program to build community connections with and services for the Russian-Ukrainian community in Whatcom County.

Whatcom Hispanic Organization $5,000.00

For support of a program to provide computer training, access and ownership among Latino youth and families with limited access to technology.

Whatcom Museum of History & Art $2,000.00

For support of a four-month series of educational, participatory and celebratory events focused on Latino culture.

Whatcom Museum of History & Art $6,000.00

For support of a project to identify and describe images in the Jack Carver Collection of historical photographs, and make the collection available on the internet.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra * $500.00

For support of a development retreat for the WSO Board of Directors.

Total granted in 2001: $100,679

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants


2000 Competitive Grants

Bellingham Farmers Market* $800

For support of volunteer training and the production of a board manual.

Bellingham Festival of Music $4,225

For support of “Beethoven in the Schools,” a music education performance for Bellingham Public School students.

Bellingham Public Library* $3,500

For purchase of resources for a Whatcom Nonprofit Resource Collection.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Whatcom County $5,000

For support of “Noches de Familias,” a monthly program for Latino families living in the Bellingham School District.

City of Sumas $7,000

For support of a tutoring program at Sumas Youth Center.

Community Health Partnership $20,000

For support of operations and community health projects in Whatcom County.

FACES Northwest $5,000

For support of a peer “buddies” program and informational workshops to serve children with autism and their families.

Lynden Pioneer Museum $6,000

For support of a community education program to increase understanding of the historic and current impact of farming in Whatcom County.

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association $9,000

For support of “Students for Salmon,” an environmental education program of stream restoration projects for county schools.

Northwest Youth Services* $3,750

For support of technical assistance in strategic planning.

Opportunity Council $1,000

A matching grant to encourage community philanthropy to Maple Alley Inn, the Opportunity Council’s hot meal program.

Parkview Elementary School $5,400

For support of a service-learning and leadership program for 5th-grade students.

SEA MAR Community Health Center $2,500

For support of an outreach program to link uninsured citizens to health care plans.

Shakespearean Youth Theater $6,102

For support of a summer drama program for up to 35 at-risk, low income students.

SOAPBOX Players $4,000

For support of a theater production teaching conflict resolution skills to Whatcom County schoolchildren.

The Tribes Project, Inc.* $500

For support of “We Are Not Color Blind,” a performance addressing race and culture issues at Ferndale High School.

Washington Commission for the Humanities $9,000

For support of “Motheread/Fatheread,” a family reading a literacy program in Whatcom County.

Western Foundation* $500

For support of a special issue of the student-produced Huxley College environmental magazine the Planet, focusing on the June 10, 1999 pipeline explosion in Bellingham.

Western Washington University Foundation* $2,500

For support of a dance program for Whatcom County school children.

Whatcom County Commission on Children and Youth $5,200

For support of a program to train youth as board members of non-profit, school and civic organizations.

Whatcom Human Rights Task Force $2,600

For operating and staff training support.

Whatcom Land Trust $8,000

For support of an outreach campaign to increase membership and participation in the Land Trust.

Total granted in 2000: $111,577

* Asterisk indicates discretionary or emergency grant outside the regular grant cycle. Click here to learn more about President’s Discretionary Grants and Emergency Grants

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