Let's Make Whatcom County Better, Together.


The Community Foundation Grants Catalog is for people whose passion is to improve life right here in our corner of the world. It focuses on grantmaking that focuses on the changing needs of our local communities today and in the future. This fund supports activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues.

When you support our community by investing in the Fund for Whatcom County your gift will be combined with others to respond to our most pressing needs and opportunities.

Click here to read through this year’s Grants Catalog proposals 


“We’re excited to be a part of the Foundation – it’s an adventure in building and strengthening our community. What could be more thrilling?”
– John & Joyce Pedlow

Our staff will work closely with you to set up a fund that will allow you to achieve maximum impact in the areas that matter to you. The Whatcom Community Foundation is home to more than 150 separate funds – each with a unique purpose, each created by a visionary individual, family, nonprofit or corporation.

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“Community is extremely important to us, and we appreciate everything the Whatcom Community Foundation does to strengthen and enhance our community. That’s why we joined the Madrona Society.”

How do you want to be remembered? Like dozens of your neighbors, you can make a lasting difference in the community you love by including the Community Foundation in your will or living trust. 

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Whatcom Nonprofit Network: Supporting a Vibrant Nonprofit Sector

Whatcom Nonprofit Network: Supporting a Vibrant Nonprofit Sector

We believe a healthy and vibrant nonprofit sector is critical to keeping our community strong. Read more.

Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Learn about grant application opportunities Read more.


Virginia "Virgie" Boal Hayden: Leaving a Legacy

Virgie's legacy gift says a lot about what she loved. What do you love? Read more.