Guest blogger Nikhil Harle shares his insights and experience with the Bellingham Youth Philanthropy Program.
In the last two years, it has been a joy to work alongside my fantastic peers and the wonderful staff members of the Whatcom Community Foundation as part of the Bellingham Youth Philanthropy Program (BYPP). The program started as an environmental fund created by two… Continue reading
We believe that the best ideas and decisions come from groups of people with differing perspectives working together. The good news is that our community is filled with a wide range of experiences and viewpoints. Building bridges – and community – can be challenging and messy work. When it happens, it is exciting and infectious. That’s why we’re launching Project… Continue reading
Every organization needs to periodically step back to take stock, reflect and plan for the future. We just completed this process, and we are excited to share our new strategic framework with you! Our board of directors worked hard over the past several months developing and fine-tuning all of the important pieces of our new strategic framework, including a new… Continue reading
We are thrilled to welcome guest blogger Courtney Rambo, Director at Intellitonic, to share her recent experience with our new Board Match program.
Joining a board of directors is not only a great addition to your resume, but a great way to help shape your community.
The Whatcom Community Foundation launched a new Board Match Program… Continue reading
Help the Ferndale Scholarship Fund Committee Raise Funds at the 8th Annual Shrimp Dinner & Silent Auction
Join the fun and help to raise funds for scholarships at 6pm on Saturday, November 5, at the 8th Annual Shrimp Dinner and Silent Auction! The event is being held at at the Ferndale Legion Hall, 5537 2nd Ave.
This program is now full and registration has been closed. If you would like to be notified of upcoming opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to make a difference in our community? Would you like to help a nonprofit organization you care about as member of their board? Are you interested in connecting with new people… Continue reading
The Whatcom Community Foundation phone system is currently being worked and is temporarily down. Should you need to contact us, please send an email to email@example.com. Thank you for your patience.
“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